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Through a strong tradition of philanthropy, you play a major role in the Law School’s ability to educate a new generation of Notre Dame Lawyers. By supporting the Law School’s educational mission and highest priorities, you contribute to the ongoing success of Notre Dame Law School. Key sources of support provide student fellowships, enhance the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and provide resources for the Bridge-to-Practice Program.

Enhancing our Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Numerous alumni receive student loan assistance through Notre Dame Law School’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program. To date, the program has provided more than $2 million to NDLS graduates who pursue public-service careers. Dean G. Marcus Cole considers LRAP a budget priority when allocating donor dollars, and encourages benefactors to increase their support.

Continued Funding for our Bridge-to-Practice Program

Thanks to the Law School’s generous benefactors, the Notre Dame Bridge-to-Practice Program provides participating graduates stipends for working with a government or nonprofit employer. The program enables qualified NDLS graduates to gain practical, professional legal experience and develop additional contacts and references — all while providing a valuable service to the public. Employers participating in the program include judges, prosecutor’s offices, defender’s offices, and non-governmental public-service organizations.

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 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
  • International research, teaching, and service

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

How do I become a member?
Gifts at the following tiers are recognized:

  • Associate Level (recent law school alumni of the last 5 years): $500
  • Green Level: $1,500 or more
  • Blue Level: $5,000-$9,999
  • Gold Level: $10,000-$24,999
  • Dean's Leadership Circle: $25,000 or more

Green Level members enjoy:

  • A pin commemorating your membership in the Order of St. Thomas More
  • Personalized membership card, which comes with select discounts around campus
  • Exclusive access to private giving society events on campus
  • Exclusive access to OnwardND Concierge Service
  • “Special contributor status” in the football ticket lottery, with improved chances for success in obtaining football tickets to multiple home games

In addition to the above, Blue Level members enjoy:

  • A memento emblematic of your commitment to the Law School
  • Invitations to additional campus events, including football weekend experiences
  • Additional assistance with tickets and parking for home football games

In addition to the above, Gold Level members enjoy:

  • An additional token of membership 
  • Additional assistance with tickets and parking for home football games

In addition to the above, Dean's Leadership Circle members enjoy:

  • High level access to the football ticket and parking lotteries
  • Two private events each year with the Dean, faculty and law students
  • A token of membership exclusive to this level

Every gift matters.