Maybe whoever made the nasty comment about the facilities and the neighborhood around the law school needs to grow up.
No, It's not your gritty kind of typical campus found in an urban area.
The law school itself is very
nice, very clean and NEW. Classrooms are large and comfortable and very AV/techno friendly. Keller (law school building) is very much in the mission style of design--a lot of glass and medium/dark wood. The law school is essentially self-contained. The rest of U Dayton campus is well manicured, very well maintained and very nice. Perhaps negative comments about the campus come from people who aren't used to clean college campuses and students who are smiling and polite. The area around the campus is full of restaurants, shops and pubs--again, all fairly new and clean.
Reports from friends whose kids attend (undergraduate) are always positive--nice dorms, great atmosphere,good food and a very supportive faculty/staff.
Perhaps some of the extremely negative comments I've read here about U Dayton are a result of an anti-religious bias. Remember, U Dayton is a Catholic Marianist college, so if you're not comfortable with the religious atmosphere you should not
consider it. As to placement following law school--can't speak to that, but UD alumni are all over the midwest and they are very happy to assist any graduate.
UD isn't cheap, so if you're into BIG LAW, cut-throat competition and fellow students who are without scruples it's probably not the place for you. If you want something else for your life it may well be the kind of place that you'll feel is a good fit. By the way, not everyone wants to be a corporate lawyer. I know some people find that hard to believe, but it's true.