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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. Apply Now.

Application Information

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

The Notre Dame Law School Fast Track application is:

Free – We waive the application fee.

Fast – You can complete this form in only a few minutes, and Notre Dame will gather any additional necessary information afterwards.

Scholarships Are Available – You are eligible for scholarships if you are admitted through the Fast Track process the same as if you applied through our standard application – every person admitted to Notre Dame Law School is automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

You also may be eligible for other assistance including a travel voucher to visit the school, funding for books and supplies, and housing assistance.

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

1L JD Applications

We are no longer accepting JD applications for the Class of 2017. The application process for the Class of 2018 will open on October 1, 2014. JD applicants can apply via either the LSAC JD application or Notre Dame Law School’s Fast Track application. Both applications require the following:

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.

LL.M. Program at Notre Dame – Apply Now

LL.M. Program in London – Apply Now

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 – Apply Now

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 – Apply Now

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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