At the nation’s oldest Roman Catholic law school, students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to broaden their social, spiritual, and personal lives while honing their intellectual and professional skills to serve the good of all.

Welcome Week

Welcome, Class of 2021!
Orientation for Notre Dame Law School runs August 14 - August 17.
We are excited for you to join the Law School.

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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.

Energy and 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 & Public Policy

The study of law's foundations and moral purposes.

Public Law

Exploring constitutional governance, in national and global context.

Real Estate Law

The study of real property, including development, finance, land use, and transactions.

A Global Approach

With placements all over the country and the opportunity to study internationally, ND Law gives students the opportunity to expand their own horizons.

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Dean Nell Jessup Newton to step down in 2019

Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law Nell Jessup Newton will conclude her tenure as dean of Notre Dame Law School on June 30, 2019, after 10 years of...

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