ND Law Association

The Notre Dame Law Association is open to all attorneys with a Notre Dame degree, whether that degree is from Notre Dame Law School or another University of Notre Dame degree program. Graduates of the Law School are automatically registered as members of the NDLA. Other Notre Dame alumni who want to join the NDLA should contact the Law School’s Alumni Relations Office at 574-631-6891 or lawalum@nd.edu. NDLA members receive regular mailings from the Law School, invitations to events, and access to thousands of Notre Dame lawyers across the country and abroad.

Dear Fellow Notre Dame Lawyers,

The Notre Dame Law Association exists to engage Notre Dame’s legendary alumni network to assist Notre Dame Law School in fulfilling its essential mission of educating a different kind of lawyer. Every graduate of the Law School is a member of the NDLA, and all lawyers who are graduates of the University are invited and encouraged to join. There are no dues. Over 13,000 Notre Dame Lawyers are members of the NDLA worldwide.

We all benefitted tremendously from our time as students at Notre Dame, and our relationships with fellow alumni have enriched many of us personally and professionally. I am indebted to a Notre Dame Lawyer for my first job out of law school. It is the NDLA’s mission to channel the immense potential of our law alumni community to pay these benefits forward in a meaningful way.

With this in mind, the NDLA focuses its efforts primarily on helping the Law School recruit outstanding students, mentoring students and young alumni as they embark on their law careers, assisting them when possible with securing employment, and fostering in our alumni communities a spirit of solidarity, friendship, and dedication to the Law School and the University.

Notre Dame Lawyer Committees, which have been organized by NDLA members and local Notre Dame Clubs in more than 30 cities and regions nationwide, work to provide opportunities in your own communities to meet with and encourage potential students to choose Notre Dame Law School, to share your professional experiences and advice with others who could benefit from it, and to enjoy the special fellowship we share as Domers. Events sponsored by the Lawyer Committees have included continuing legal education seminars, Hesburgh lectures, mock interview sessions, meet-and-greet receptions, meetings and fellowship with students during their GALILEE program experience in your cities, and student send-off parties.

Please contact your Regional Representative on the NDLA Board, Tammye Radke Raster, ’92 J.D., Law Alumni Program Manager, or me to get involved in your local Notre Dame Lawyer Committee. And if you live and work somewhere where there is not yet a Notre Dame Lawyer Committee, contact one of us and we will work with you and your local Notre Dame Club to get one started. Please join us in the exciting, fun, and rewarding work of passing on the benefits of our Notre Dame education to the next generation of Notre Dame Lawyers.

Go Irish!

In Notre Dame,

Joseph Karaszewski ’88 JD

President, Notre Dame Law Association