Directory and Networking


The University of Notre Dame has a vast network of loyal alumni with graduates working in various industries and law field specialties throughout the United States and the world. Connecting with Notre Dame Lawyers, including Notre Dame Law School graduates and Notre Dame undergraduates who obtained a law degree elsewhere, provides an excellent network of contacts and relationship building opportunities. Finding alumni in various fields of law, firms and companies, as well as different geographic regions can be helpful.

myNotreDame is a secure and robust online community for University of Notre Dame alumni. To access the secure site, visit Simply login or register if you do not have a login. The myNotreDame Help Desk is available at 574-631-1579 or via e-mail at if you need assistance, or cannot remember your login. Alumni, professional students, and undergraduate seniors have access to this the community.

Searching for Classmates and Other Alumni
myNotreDame includes search tools to find and contact classmates or other alumni. To find classmates, you can search by name, degree (i.e. Juris Doctor), work city, field of work, etc. Once you retrieve results, you may send e-mail messages directly through the myNotreDame system. Simply click the envelope button which will open an e-mail message box.

Update Your Profile
You can update your profile including addresses, position titles, work specialties, and non-ND degree information at the myNotreDame site. Keeping your contact information current ensures you will hear all the news from Notre Dame as well as provide ways for classmates and other alumni to communicate with you. Stay in touch. Be in touch.

Join the Notre Dame Alumni and ND Lawyers LinkedIn Accounts
LinkedIn is a professional networking site of more than 30 million experienced professionals. Alumni and professional students can create a profile and joining the “Notre Dame Alumni Network” to instantly be connected with thousands of Notre Dame alumni. To join, visit myNotreDame.

More than 1500 alumni have also joined the ND Lawyers LinkedIn subcommunity. To join, contact Annie Duffy, Career Advisor, by phone at 574-631-6497 or via e-mail at Daily posts include referral opportunities, legal discussions, and networking opportunities.

Finding Notre Dame Lawyers for Referral
myNotreDame includes search tools to find alumni in specific geographic regions, as well as by work specialty. In addition to myNotre Dame, please visit This public site provides search tools for law firms and practicing attorneys. Many attorneys list their law school of record, practice areas, and contact information at this site.

Join an ND Club or Group
The University of Notre Dame has one of the strongest alumni club networks in the world. Notre Dame Alumni Clubs connect alumni and current students in specific geographical areas. Dedicated alumni volunteers and club members provide club news, local networking events, educational, service, and social opportunities. Several clubs have young alumni representatives who are especially helpful for recent graduates and current professional students. Visit myNotreDame to learn more about clubs and groups in your area.

Notre Dame Alumni on Facebook
Join the conversation with other alumni today at the Notre Dame Alumni Facebook page. Plus, get access to Notre Dame contests and news from campus.

Alumni Resources on myNotreDame
The myNotreDame site also includes information about Alumni Senate, Notre Dame Travel programs, football ticket consignment, service projects, and marketplace opportunities.


The NDLS Community Remembers Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D., passed away on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. He was 77 years old. Justice Crooks served in the Wisconsin judiciary for 39 years, first on the trial court and then on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to which he was elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2006. Only a week before his death, he announced that he planned to retire on July 31, 2016.

In Memoriam: John H. Leahy, ’59 BA, ’64 J.D.

Double domer, John Leahy passed away on August 19, 2015 after losing a fast-paced battle with cancer. While at Notre Dame, John was the senior football manager and lived in the football stadium during his law school years, locking it up and taking care of the legendary mascot Clashmore Mike. John served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and later as a reserve, retiring as a Captain after 30 years. Later he practiced law in both Chicago and California. John then served as a judge in the Superior State Court of California for thirty years. Please view a beautiful tribute to John’s life here.

Leading Scholar of International Art Law, John H. Merryman, ’44 M.S, ’47 J.D. Passes Away

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John Merryman was a world renowned expert in art law, cultural property law, and comparative law. John studied and taught in these areas at Stanford Law School for sixty-two years. John passed away on August 5, 2015 at the age of 95. Stanford Law School posted an article which is a beautiful tribute to this Notre Dame double domer who lived an extraordinary life.

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