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The Law School concentrates on providing an all-encompassing education to the next generation of legal minds. With that in mind, there are a few options for those interested in pursuing a career in law, which should be guided by the ultimate career path a prospective student wishes to follow.

Application Information

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
1L Application

Notre Dame Law School admits new Juris Doctor students for the fall term only and begins accepting applications on September 1 for the next fall entering class. The Admissions Committee seeks to enroll a highly qualified and diverse class that will help the Law School achieve its mission of educating lawyers who will serve the good of the human family.

You may learn more about the admissions policies for Notre Dame Law School here.

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Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Transfer Applications

Notre Dame Law School welcomes applications from students who are in the process of completing their first year of law school at another institution. Students must apply via the LSAC application at this link.

The documents required for transfer applications are the same as those listed above for the 1L application.

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LL.M. Program at Notre Dame

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LL.M. Program in London

Eligibility
European Union Citizenship
J.D., LL.B., or law degree from home country

  • Application Form (due May 1)
  • Application Fee ($75)
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • LL.M. Credential Assembly Service

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LL.M. in Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) uses the online Graduate School Application. Online applications and accompanying materials are due by January 15. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and transmitted to applicants as soon as they are available. Acceptances will normally be sent out by April 15. When a decision is ready, you will receive an email with instructions to log back into your online application to view the decision letter.

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J.S.D in Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) uses the online Graduate School Application. Online applications and accompanying materials are due by February 15. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and transmitted to applicants as soon as they are available. Acceptances will normally be sent out by April 15. When a decision is ready, you will receive an email with instructions to log back into your online application to view the decision letter.

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