LL.M. Degree

Notre Dame offers an LL.M. degree that can be pursued either at the University of Notre Dame’s main campus in South Bend, Indiana, or at the Law School’s London Law Center in the UK, or both. Students who wish to obtain an LL.M. degree from a U.S. law school while studying in England and focusing on international and comparative law are encouraged to learn more about the London program, which has a limited and exciting offering of classes. Students who wish to earn their LL.M. on Notre Dame’s main campus, where students develop a study plan tailored to their own interest, should visit the LL.M. at Notre Dame. Our LL.M. View Book is also online and available.

Notre Dame Law School also offers an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law for lawyers primarily from outside the United States. It is an opportunity to engage in specialized study and research in international human rights law. Students in this LL.M. program undertake an intensive analysis of human rights issues with members of the faculty who are specialists in the field of international human rights law. The LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law is based in the Law School and also draws upon the resources of the University’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Institute for International Peace Studies, the Department of Government and International Studies, and other academic units of the University. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to study not only the legal processes and institutions pertaining to human rights, but also the social, economic, and political contexts in which human rights are promoted, protected, or violated.