Summer Programme


A London Summer

The Summer Law Programme is an integral part of Notre Dame Law School and is fully accredited. Although other law schools have regularly approved transfer of credits, you should ask your school about credit prior to registration in London.

We anticipate offering seven courses for a total of 14 hours of academic credit in the summer. You may enroll in courses up to a maximum of six hours of credit. We allow auditing courses with the permission of the particular faculty member and with the written approval of the director.

The program runs for six weeks. All courses comply with the standards of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.

We calculate credits on a semester basis. Students attending law schools using a quarter system can convert the credits obtained by applying a 50-percent plus factor (i.e. two credit hours on a semester basis are equivalent to three credit hours on a quarter basis). It is unlikely that participation in a foreign summer law program may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration are referred to their home schools to review this point in light of ABA Standard for Approval of Law Schools 304, Interpretation 4.

The Summer London Law Programme gives credit for courses taken in the same manner as for courses taken at Notre Dame’s home campus, and grades received will be reflected on standard Notre Dame transcripts. The grading system used at Notre Dame Law School-and in effect for the Summer Programme is as follows: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F. F is a failing grade.

Some schools refuse to give transfer credit for any grade less than a C. Students should ask about transfer of credits at their home schools prior to enrolling in the program. An official transcript will be sent to your Law School, provided that you have sent a request to the Notre Dame’s University Registrar. Transcripts may not be released without your signature in a letter or on a FAX. You may access information through the Registrar.


Questions regarding registration procedures and deadlines may be directed to the Notre Dame Law School Admissions Office:, or 574-631-6626.

Questions regarding the operation of the Summer Programme may be addressed to:

Professor Geoffrey Bennett
Notre Dame London Law Centre
London SW1Y4HG

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