J.D. Degree

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) curriculum provides a strong foundation that has proven to be fundamental to the practice of law in every U.S. jurisdiction, while giving students the opportunity to tailor coursework to particular career aspirations.

Dual Degrees

Notre Dame Law students have several opportunities to combine the study of law with another academic discipline, earning two degrees at the end of their course of study.

LL.M. Degree

Notre Dame offers an LL.M. (Master of Laws) at Notre Dame degree that can be pursued at the University of Notre Dame’s main campus in South Bend, Indiana. In addition, the main campus also hosts the Law School’s globally recognized LL.M. in International Human Rights Law. A Juris Doctor from an ABA-approved U.S. law school or a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from an accredited college or university is required.

J.S.D. Degree

Meant for international and U.S. lawyers interested in pursuing an academic career in law, the J.S.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) degree forms future legal scholars and members of the legal academy. This program is designed for people who seek additional education beyond the LL.M. degree level.