At the nation’s oldest Roman Catholic law school, students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to broaden their social, spiritual, and personal lives while honing their intellectual and professional skills to serve the good of all.
150 Years of ND Law
Notre Dame Law School is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year. The first law class at Notre Dame met on February 1, 1869.
Throughout 2019, the Law School will celebrate our tradition of educating a different kind of lawyer.
Programs of Study
The study of law pertaining to business transactions.
The study of promoting justice through criminal prosecution and defense.
The law of natural resource use and protection — from water to oil and gas to climate change.
The study of public and private international and comparative law.
The study of protection and use of intangible resources.
The study of law's foundations and moral purposes.
Exploring constitutional governance, in national and global context.
The study of real property, including development, finance, land use, and transactions.