Programs of Study
The Law School provides eight programs of study for students who wish to concentrate on particular legal fields and problems. These programs enable students to study established and emerging areas of law in light of modern challenges and developments.
The law of natural resource use and protection — from water to oil and gas to climate change.
Experiential learning is a core component of the Notre Dame Law School curriculum. Experiential programs complement the analytical training of the traditional classroom. Hands-on learning allows students to develop practical skills, to explore potential career paths, to reflect on their professional identity, and to observe how the justice system functions. NDLS offers a wide range of opportunities for students to learn by doing, both in the classroom and beyond.
While the world’s borders are shrinking, the need for lawyers dedicated to global concerns is continuing to grow. At Notre Dame you will have every opportunity to study abroad in places such as Chile, China, London, and Italy. For those with a passion for improving conditions around the world, Notre Dame's Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights is founded on a belief in the worth and dignity of every human being. With international human rights law as your foundation, you can become equipped with the legal knowledge and skills needed to impact lives, and create real change.
Notre Dame Law School is home to five academic journals. It's an honor to serve on the staff of these publications, which publish work from leading legal minds across the nation.