April 10, 2013
You may pick up Law School graduation tickets for the prayer service and brunch next Thursday and Friday. In order to pick up tickets you must complete two surveys in advance.
(1) An online survey by NOON on Friday, April 12: NDLS is required to gather a variety of employment-related information from all graduating students to fulfill its reporting requirements to various national organizations. All graduating students (including those who have not yet secured employment) must complete the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B5Y2BRM.
If you have already completed this online survey, then you do not need to do so again. If you have any questions about the online employment survey, please contact a counselor in the Career Development Office.
(2) A paper survey by Thursday, April 18: The University’s Office of Institutional Research and the Provost conduct a survey of graduating students each year. A copy has been placed in your mailbox today. Please complete the survey and bring it with you when you pick up your graduation tickets.
You must complete both surveys in order to pick up tickets.
Ticket Payment and Pickup Time in Suite 1100:
Thursday, April 18 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, April 19 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please also bring a copy of your current résumé and also any bar forms which you need sent! Payment is by personal check, cashier’s check or money order only, please.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. You are well advised to mark your ticket envelope “do not pack!” given past students’ remarks!
Law School Registrar
March 27, 2013
If you have been monitoring your GPS (Graduation Progress System) on your inside.ND account and have paged down but have not seen a completion notation on your upper-level writing requirement, you need to either
1. Check with your faculty supervisor
2. Or bring me a copy of your final, approved paper.
Completion codes will not be entered until both the signed approval form and a copy of your paper have been submitted to me.
For those lucky 3Ls who have finished, thank you for bearing with this email reminder to the class!
Law School Registrar
March 6, 2013
Before you leave for spring break, please take time to bring me your bar form and also submit your law school commencement ticket request form if you have not responded to my email of February 18.
A link to commencement information is below. From this link, you will note these important dates:
March 20 – Attend the Graduation Fair at Hammes ND Bookstore to rent the DOCTORAL cap, gown and hood. 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. (alternately, you may order online at http://NDcatalog.com when the site is activated)
March 21 – deadline to order guest tickets for University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19. See link below to find the guest ticket request form on inside.ND. This ceremony includes a beautiful academic procession across campus and a formal opening of the Stadium Gates as the procession enters the Stadium.
March 21 – deadline to submit diploma name changes. After this date, a $75 fee will be assessed. Verify your degree, name and hometown via inside.ND Student Academic Services tab/channel, Graduation Information, and click on May Degree Candidate Processes.
April 29 – Deadline to submit the In Absentia form to the University Registrar if you will not be attending the Law School diploma ceremony.
Law School Diploma Size: 14×17 – for framing purposes
Here is the link for further information:
Have a wonderful spring break!
Law School Registrar
February 18, 2013
Graduation Day is quickly approaching! Plans are in progress for the many graduation-related events that will take place on the weekend of May 18 and 19. With regard to those events, you need to be aware of a crucial jurisdictional distinction. Some of the graduation weekend events are University-wide events. (The most noteworthy of these are the Commencement Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, and the Commencement Ceremony that starts at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 19.) Over those events, the University Registrar has jurisdiction. His office will e-mail you information about those ceremonies. You will need to complete the online procedures that he requests in the email. Here is the link to the University Commencement page:
Some of the graduation weekend events are Law School specific and we have ticket procedures for some events. Please complete the ticket form that you will find at the bottom of this page and return this email to me (reply to sender). It is essential that I have the information in question by the close of business on Friday, March 1. You have received the Law School schedule of graduation events in a separate e-mail, but another copy is attached. At this time, we need to know the number of guests you expect to actually attend the Law School commencement ceremonies so we may order sufficient chairs. Please note on this ticket form your name and the number of guests you expect to attend the Law School prayer service, brunch, and hooding and diploma ceremony on Saturday, May 18. We ask that you try to have an accurate count of your guests to assist in the Law School’s planning. Law graduates and families will join the deans and faculty for Saturday’s hot brunch which is conveniently located in Eck Hall. Payment will be collected in April.
We have asked the official photographer to take photographs of law graduates and family photos in Eck Hall (possible backgrounds include the Dome, the Courtroom and Eck Hall) on Friday afternoon, May 17. There would be no charge to the graduates for the session and proofs. In hopes that we are able to schedule this, please indicate your interest in Friday photographs by checking the box below. Note: The University official photographer will take individual pictures during the Law School diploma ceremony on Saturday.
Indicate the number attending by including yourself EXCEPT on the prayer service and hooding and diploma ceremonies. After the figures are tallied, an announcement will be made of any limits on Saturday’s prayer service in the Basilica. More information will be sent to you in late March.
If you have a relative who is in a wheelchair or needs special accommodations, please indicate on the ticket request forms for both the University Registrar and for the Law School.
________I am interested in the possible Friday photo session for graduates and families in the Courtroom
________Saturday’s prayer service tickets desired (allocation to be determined) EXCLUDE yourself
________Saturday’s hot buffet brunch (approx $7.50 or 7.75 per person; INCLUDE yourself)
________Saturday’s hooding and diploma ceremony (open seating; EXCLUDE yourself)
Phonetic pronunciation of my name ___________________________________________
Your name (please print)
Special Accommodations needed for family member
Dear Third-Year Students:
Do you have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who is (1) a graduate of Notre Dame Law School, (2) a University faculty member or academic officer, or (3) a member of the judiciary? If yes, would you be interested in having him/her “hood” you at the Law School hooding and diploma ceremony during Commencement Weekend? Please let me know by Friday, March 8, if you would like to take part in this unique experience. Also, please let me know who will perform the hooding and what year he/she graduated from NDLS, what position he/she holds with the University, or in what court he/she is a judge.
Feb. 13, 2013
Attached is the preliminary schedule of Law School commencement events. Note well that the prayer service and law diploma ceremony will be held on Saturday this year, the Commencement Mass is late afternoon on Saturday, and the main University Commencement Ceremony will be on Sunday morning. Soon you will receive a Law School ticket survey form via e-mail on which you will be asked to indicate the number of tickets for guests you would like to receive for each Law School graduation event. Please share this schedule with your family and discuss the number of guests you anticipate. Further information will be forthcoming.
You will receive information at the beginning of March via e-mail from the main registrar regarding University Ceremony ticket orders, cap and gowns, announcements, and program information. Caps and gowns are available for rent or purchase through the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.