The University of Dayton School of Law was the first law school in the country to offer the two year J.D. A student graduates in five semesters versus the typical 6 semesters offer at most other law schools. University of Dayton Law Students who are on the two year track simple take one extra class each semester to eliminate the sixth semester. The University of Dayton School of Law is an ideal place for Mormons who may be married with children and could really benefit from getting into the work place a year sooner than law students attending a different school. The third year in law school can cost a student an extra $100,000 versus a University of Dayton law student who graduates in two years. If a student is borrowing $30,000 a year for living expenses and then loses a years worth of income (say atleast $70,000) then there is atleast a six figure expense for staying in school the third year.