At the nation’s oldest Roman Catholic law school, students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to broaden their minds, bodies, and spirits while honing their intellectual and professional skills to serve the good of all.

Commencement 2020

Notre Dame Law School will celebrate the Class of 2020 on May 15-17.

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Programs of Study

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 rules lawyers must follow to prosecute and defend criminal charges.

Energy & Environmental Law

Develop expertise in the law of natural resource use and protection — including land and water, fossil fuels, wildlife management, climate change, and more.

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 design, 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

With placements all over the country and the opportunity to study internationally, ND Law gives students the opportunity to expand their own horizons.

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ND Law students launch Journal on Emerging Technologies

Concluding that the pressing societal questions posed by emerging technologies would be best studied from an interdisciplinary perspective, third-year law student Rolando Rengifo conceived of an innovative academic journal that...

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