Educating a Different Kind of Lawyer

At the nation’s oldest Roman Catholic Law School, students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to cultivate both the life of the mind and the wisdom of the heart and to pursue their studies with a passion for the truth.

Why Notre Dame? Our Mission

Programs of Study

Business Law

The study of law pertaining to business transactions

Criminal Law

The study of promoting justice through criminal prosecution and defense

Environmental Law

The law of natural resource use and protection - from water to oil and gas to climate change

Global Law

The study of public and private international and comparative law

Intellectual Property & Technology Law

The study of protection and use of intangible resources

Law, Ethics, and Public Policy

The study of law's foundations and moral purposes

Public Law

Exploring constitutional governance, in national and global context