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Notre Dame Law School Announces New Global Human Rights Clinic

Notre Dame Law School announces the establishment of a new Global Human Rights Clinic. Launching in the spring of 2024, the new clinic will be the experiential learning unit of the Law School’s LL.M. Program in Human Rights Law and will be open to J.D. and Human Rights LL.M. students.

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Business Law

Study the constantly changing legal puzzles that face businesses, with a special emphasis on transactional practice.

Criminal Law

Prepare to uphold the rule of law by learning the procedures lawyers must follow to prosecute and defend criminal charges.

Energy & Environmental Law

Develop expertise in the law of natural resource use and protection — from land and water, to oil and gas, to climate change.

Global Law

Confront the increasingly transnational nature of today's legal problems through a deeper study of international and comparative law.

Intellectual Property & Technology Law

Learn core IP doctrines — patents, copyrights, trademarks, and unfair competition — and study fields such as cyberlaw and antitrust.

Law, Ethics & Public Policy

Understand and analyze the standards by which we can gauge the value of laws. This program focuses on critical moral evaluation.

Public Law

Learn about the area of law that regulates the structure of government and its relations with individuals and foreign nations.

Real Estate Law

Build a foundation to address various real estate issues in legal practice, including development, finance, land use, and transactions.

A Global Approach

Expand your horizons through one of our study-abroad programs, and connect with alumni nationwide and worldwide via ND Law's unparalleled global network.

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