Order of St. Thomas More


What is the Order of St. Thomas More?
Order of St. Thomas More members provide a high level of annual support for the Notre Dame Law School. Through their gifts, members support:

  • Financial aid and loan forgiveness
  • Clinical and academic programs
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Career services and student life
  • The Kresge Law Library
  • International research, teaching, and service

And most important, members constitute a strong network for our students and alumni.

How do I become a member?
Joining the Order is easy! Simply make an annual gift to the Law School at one of the following tiers of giving:

  • Associate: recent law school alumni of the last 5 years: $500
  • Traditional: $1,500 or more
  • Dean’s Circle Blue: $5,000—$9,999
  • Dean’s Circle Gold: $10,000 or more

Dean’s Circle Blue members enjoy:

  • Exclusive events on football weekends including access to the VIP Recognition Society Room during home football weekends and a special Mass following the game
  • Concierge Hotline for assistance with campus information needs
  • A memento emblematic of your commitment to the Law School
  • Inner-circle publications of the Law School
  • Notre Dame’s annual fiscal report and year-in-review video
  • Additional assistance with tickets and parking for home football games

In addition to the above, Dean’s Circle Gold members enjoy:

  • Exclusive signature events at the Annual Shamrock Series Game
  • Additional assistance with tickets and parking for home football games.

All members enjoy the benefits of traditional membership, including:

  • A medallion symbolizing your membership in the Order
  • Personalized membership card entitling bearer to discounts at select on-campus dining venues, including Sorin’s, Leahy’s, and Legends, and a 20 percent discount on purchases at the Warren Golf Course Pro Shop (excludes golf lessons)
  • Select Law School publications, including Notre Dame Lawyer, for those not currently receiving them
  • University communications, such as the President’s Newsletter and Notre Dame Magazine, for those not currently receiving them
  • Invitations to regional gatherings, special campus events and March Under the Arch
  • “Special contributor status” in the football ticket lottery, with improved chances for success in obtaining football tickets to multiple home games

Every gift matters. Join the Order of St. Thomas More Dean’s Circle today.

Questions? Please contact:
*Patti McLaughlin":mailto:OSTM@nd.edu
Associate Director, Law Annual Giving
(574) 631-7936


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

merryman_in_front_of_rivers_of_jewels_2003_smaller_300x260 Photo by Steve Gladfelter.

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.

View All News

Connect with Alumni


Stay in Touch


Contact Info

Alumni Center
1341B Biolchini Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556

P: 574.631.6891
E: lawalum@nd.edu