Tuition and Housing


Typically, one J.S.D. student per year will receive a full-tuition scholarship and living stipend from the Office of the Provost for the two years of required residency.

The Center may also admit other students who have their own or other external sources of funds.

Tuition for the first year of residency is the same as the Law School & LL.M. tuition rate. (This rate changes each year.) In addition to tuition, there will be fees of approximately $465 for the year. After the first year of residency, J.S.D. candidates must be enrolled each semester for one unit of credit, for which they will receive a grade of “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” from their advisor. The cost of this one unit course is $200 per semester. After completing two years of residency, J.S.D. candidates may remain at Notre Dame to complete researching and writing their dissertation, or they may work at their home institution or another place that provides the research materials most useful to them.


Upon admission to either program, the Center staff will assist students in securing appropriate housing.

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cchrrecruit2 The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) invites applications for its LL.M. degree program in international human rights law. The application deadline is January 15 for classes that begin in August 2014. Application information is available here.

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Center for Civil and Human Rights
Notre Dame Law School
P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556
P: 574.631.8555 F: 574.631.8702

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