At the nation’s oldest Roman Catholic law school, students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to develop the disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings, while honing their intellectual and professional skills to serve the good of all.
Unmatched global reach
Our Global Lawyering Initiative connects students and faculty with learning and research opportunities worldwide.
Champions for religious liberty
The new Religious Liberty Initiative will prepare lawyers to defend freedom of conscience around the world.
Preparing the next generation
ND Law's renowned faculty take pride in mentoring students, during law school and after they enter the profession.
Meet the Dean
"At Notre Dame Law School, we are committed to excellence with purpose," says G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law. "We train lawyers who are not only competent but caring, not only good lawyers but lawyers for good."
Programs of Study
Study the constantly changing legal puzzles that face businesses, with a special emphasis on transactional practice.
Prepare to uphold the rule of law by learning the rules lawyers must follow to prosecute and defend criminal charges.
Develop expertise in the law of natural resource use and protection — including land and water, fossil fuels, wildlife management, climate change, and more.
Confront the increasingly transnational nature of today's legal problems through a deeper study of international and comparative law.
Learn core IP doctrines — patents, copyrights, trademarks, and unfair competition — and study fields such as design, cyberlaw, and antitrust.
Understand and analyze the standards by which we can gauge the value of laws. This program focuses on critical moral evaluation.
Learn about the area of law that regulates the structure of government and its relations with individuals and foreign nations.
Build a foundation to address various real estate issues in legal practice, including development, finance, land use, and transactions.