Kresge Law Library
Here a talented staff, quality collection, and splendid physical facility combine to make the law library one of the law school’s finest assets. The beautiful reading room with its Gothic-themed architecture is filled with natural light and features attractive study spaces. Located on four floors in Biolchini Hall of Law, the law library includes seating for 550 – with 150 individual study carrels. There are 26 study rooms for collaborative study. We hope that seated in these comfortable surroundings, assisted by knowledgeable staff, you’ll be inspired to do your best while preparing for class or conducting extensive research.
Members of the Notre Dame Law School faculty are diverse in terms of their backgrounds and philosophies, and in terms of their scholarly interests. Faculty expertise covers all areas of the law.
The Law School’s interdisciplinary approach to legal studies is reflected in our research programs, which enable our professors to concentrate on their research, collaborate with other scholars throughout the world, and host conferences and lectures.
The Program on Church, State & Society focuses on the role of religious institutions, religious communities, and religious authorities in the social order and how law structures these relationships.
The Program on Constitutional Structure promotes interdisciplinary learning of how constitutional structures operate — in the United States and abroad.
The Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law promotes research on a broad range of topics related to innovation, creativity, technology, and entrepreneurship.
The Program on Law & Economics seeks to promote research and scholarship in law and economics, law and the social sciences, and law and business.
The Research Program on Law & Market Behavior (ND LAMB) is dedicated to promoting foundational research that contributes to scholarly and policy thinking about a range of important and timely issues at the intersection of law and market behavior.
The Program on Private Law extends the impact of research being done by Notre Dame Law faculty in the field of private law, and it benefits students by helping the Law School widen its private law course offerings and by supporting student involvement in faculty research projects.
We believe it takes exceptional leadership to produce exceptional leaders. At Notre Dame, we as faculty are here to build up the next generation of legal minds. In our research and writing, we are here to engage at the highest level. Through our teaching, we are here to prepare a different kind of lawyer—one who practices law with the greatest competence and compassion. Our mission is to give all that we have, so that you can do the same.