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.
Notre Dame Law School offers a range of programs that confront the increasingly interdisciplinary dimensions of law and legal practice. The Law School faculty has teamed up with leading professors from other Notre Dame colleges and departments to create four NDLS Interdisciplinary Programs.
The Program on Church, State, and 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 will build on the academic strengths housed in Law School, as well as in the University’s colleges and centers. - Richard W. Garnett, Director
The Notre Dame Program on Constitutional Structure promotes interdisciplinary learning of how constitutional structures operate — in the United States and abroad — by supporting extensive curricular offerings, promoting faculty and student research, and sponsoring a rich array of lectures, conferences, and other events. The program helps prepare students for careers in all areas of public law. - Randy Kozel, Director
The Notre Dame Law School Program on Ethics, Compliance, & Inclusion will critically examine, via scholarly tools from a variety of disciplines, some of the most challenging issues confronting organizations today in an effort to strengthen them in ways that will allow workers and organizational members to live healthy, productive lives. — Veronica Root Martinez, director
The Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law promotes research on a broad range of topics related to innovation, creativity, technology, and entrepreneurship. Researchers affiliated with the program study the laws and policies that promote innovation and creativity to serve the common good; the relationship between innovation and creativity-related policies and other values like free speech, competition, and distributive justice; and the legal and ethical implications of existing and emerging technologies. Leveraging Notre Dame's locations throughout the world, the Program funds research and facilitates conversation by organizing conferences and other events that bring together leading academics from a variety of disciplines, as well as judges, practicing lawyers, and other policy makers. - Mark McKenna, director
The Notre Dame Law and Economics (NDL&E) Program promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in law and economics, law and the social sciences, and law and business. NDL&E offers an innovative workshop, the Law and Economics Seminar, in which both faculty and students can participate, with students enrolling for course credit. NDL&E also hosts an annual symposium with two keynote speakers, typically one legal scholar and one economist, and commentators from the Law School, the Department of Economics, and elsewhere. - Daniel Kelly, Director
The Research Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB) at Notre Dame Law School 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. Specifically, ND LAMB promotes high-impact, interdisciplinary research across a number of interrelated legal fields that study these issues — most notably, corporate governance, antitrust, intellectual property, property and contract, and market regulation more generally. In pursuing its research agenda, the Program draws extensively on relevant extra-legal research in disciplines ranging from psychology to economics, business, and beyond. ND LAMB focuses, moreover, on promoting original legal scholarship that emphasizes observational and experimental empirical methods, through conferences, workshops, visitors and speakers, research support and collaborations with relevant programs and institutes worldwide. - Avishalom Tor, Program Director
The Program on Private Law extends the impact of the excellent research being done by Notre Dame Law faculty in the field of private law, and it benefits students by helping the Law School to widen its private law course offerings and by supporting student involvement in faculty research projects. – Paul B. Miller, Program Director
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.