Policies & Regulations

Policies & Regulations

Anti-Harassment Policy

The University of Notre Dame believes in the intrinsic value of all human beings. It is, moreover, committed to the full, peaceable participation of all its members in the educational endeavor it fosters. Accordingly, the University prohibits discriminatory harassment by all administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University is also committed to the free expression and advocacy of ideas and wishes to maintain the integrity of this commitment as well. The Office of Institutional Equity administers this policy, which defines discriminatory harassment as including harassment based on race, sex, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability of the victims. For reporting procedures, see http://www3.nd.edu/~equity/discriminatory_harassment/DiscriminatoryHarassmentProcedures.shtml.

Nondiscrimination Policy

In compliance with federal law, Notre Dame Law School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs, or in employment. The Office of Institutional Equity handles all inquiries regarding its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the federal law and University policies.

Director, Office of Institutional Equity
414 Grace Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-0444

As a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Notre Dame Law School complies with the provision of AALS Bylaw 6-3 that requires member schools to provide equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons regardless of sexual orientation. In accordance with the policy stated in the University’s Spirit of Inclusion, Notre Dame Law School does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. We value the gay and lesbian members of our community as we do all others and we condemn harassment based on sexual orientation. We consciously create an environment of mutual respect, hospitality, and warmth in which none are strangers and all may flourish.

The Career Development Office complies with the American Bar Association and the AALS requirements that all employers to whom we provide assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions observe the principles of equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or discrimination on the basis of religion.

The Law School welcomes people of all faiths and religions. At the same time, consistent with American Bar Association Standard 211, the Law School reserves its right under the law to make hiring, admission, and other decisions in accord with its Catholic identity and its mission as a Catholic institution. In addition, the Law School reserves all other legal rights as a religious institution.

Policies Governing Student Life

Du Lac: A Guide to Student Life (http://dulac.nd.edu/) includes the codes, rules, regulations, and policies that establish the official parameters for student life and behavior. Unless otherwise noted, the policies and procedures in du Lac apply to all students – undergraduate, graduate, and professional — whether the behavior occurs on or off campus. Copies of du Lac are provided to all students at the time of their enrollment and may also be obtained from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.


2013 Notre Dame Law School Commencement Awards

2013 Commencement

184 J.D. graduates, 15 LL.M. graduates, 3 J.S.D. graduates received degrees during the May 18, 2013, diploma ceremony on the lawn overlooking the Hesburgh Library’s reflecting pool.

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Contact Info

Law School Admissions

P: 574.631.6626
F: 574.631.5474
E: lawadmit@nd.edu