J.D. Application Information


Application Instructions and Requirements
To help you prepare for the application process, you may review the application instructions. Students who are unable to access the application either via LSAC or the Notre Dame Law School Application website may submit their application form directly to the Law School. Please contact the Admissions Office to request an application at bulletin@nd.edu.

Application Review
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late-October. The Admissions Committee typically issues the first decision letters beginning in early-December.

Given the nature of rolling admission, students are encourage to submit their application early in the cycle so as to maximize their opportunity for both admission and scholarship.

Students are encouraged to check their application carefully prior to submission in order to ensure that their applications are complete and correct. If a student discovers an omission or mistake at a later time, the student may update their application by contacting bulletin@nd.edu.

Reapplying for Admission
Students who have previously applied to Notre Dame Law School and who have not since enrolled at another law school are welcome to complete a new application after September 1 either via the LSAC or the NDLS application. We request that these applicants update their resume and personal statements as well as provide any further information regarding their character and fitness record.

Deferral of Enrollment / Postponing Matriculation
Applicants should apply for admission for the year in which they plan to enroll in law school. The Law School may, in limited circumstances, allow students to postpone their matriculation for one year. The Admissions Committee will review such requests on a case-by-case basis after the applicant has been admitted.


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