The Notre Dame Experience

At Notre Dame, students enjoy close relationships with both fellow students and faculty members. This is due, in part, to our small class size and centrally located campus. Everything you need is within a short walk. There is also the intangible “Notre Dame experience.” Though hard to describe, students feel it when they are here. We are a proud, tight-knit family. The bond between students and fellow graduates is like no other. Though our campus is relatively small, once you identify yourself with Notre Dame, you become part of something bigger.

1869 Founded

566 Students

30+ Student Organizations


Paolo Carozza

Paolo Carozza, professor

“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to make Notre Dame an even more vital community of knowledge and learning on human dignity, justice, and the common good throughout the world."

Erika Gustin

Erika Gustin, '19 J.D.

"It’s been a privilege to meet some of the greatest people I’ve ever known and forge lifelong friendships in the process. People talk about ‘alumni networks,’ but Notre Dame adopts you into the family."


Juan Castaneda, '05 J.D.

“Notre Dame’s reputation is international, and time and time again it has opened doors for me.”

Law Global Perspective

Global Perspective

For many, our legal education only begins in South Bend. In practice, it extends throughout the country and world. Notre Dame offers numerous classes, internships, and opportunities for study abroad. Our campus in London and our programs in Chile, China, Ireland, Switzerland, and Italy are examples. With a semester or year abroad, our students gain a distinct global dimension to their legal education. Today, students are realizing that an international background is a vital asset in a time when the law is becoming increasingly global in scope.

Our legal education only begins in South Bend. In practice, it extends throughout the country and world.

Openness of Discourse

It is the character of any Catholic institution to promote open discussion, and The Law School at Notre Dame is no exception. By having students and faculty coming together from a variety of faiths, backgrounds and experiences, we ensure you will have a unique opportunity to engage in robust debate and the sharing of ideas. Unified by a passion for pursuing life’s biggest questions, we are here to cultivate the life of the mind with openness and respect for every point of view.

Openness Of Discourse