Notre Dame Law School Exchange Programs


Notre Dame Law School Exchange Programs

Exchange Program Opportunities for NDLS Students

As a Notre Dame Law School student, you may apply to study for a semester at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in South America, or at either Peking University Law School or Tsinghua University School of Law in Bejing, China. All four of these programs provide students interested in international law with a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of how the law functions in other legal systems.

Peking University Law School and Tsinghua University Law School

These two outstanding Chinese law schools are Notre Dame Law School’s newest exchange partners. Watch this space for more information, or contact the Law School Registrar, Anne Hamilton, at

  • Resources for Current NDLS Students:

    • For further information, view the FAQ.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The professors oversee the following School of Law investigation centers: Center for Family Studies, Center of International Commerce and Foreign Investment, Center of Advanced Legal Studies, Center of Mediation and Negotiation, Program of Administrative Economic Law, Center of Religious Liberty, Center of Antitrust Studies. The faculty also participates in the Center for International Studies.

Università Bocconi

Università Bocconi is one of Europe’s leading educational institutions in law. Università Bocconi is a city campus, an integral part of urban life and just five minutes away from the city center via public transport. During the past two years, two NDLS students have attended Bocconi and we have welcomed a number of Bocconi law students to our campus and law classes.

Trinity School of Law in Dublin, Ireland
  • Resources for Current NDLS Students:

    • For further information, view the FAQ.

For Exchange Students to Study at Notre Dame Law School

Eligibility to Study at Notre Dame Law School
Your home school must have an exchange agreement with Notre Dame Law School. The DS-2019 process can only begin after your participating home institution program director contacts the Law School to confirm selection and attendance of their respective candidates. Current exchange agreements exist with Brocconi University in Milan, Italy and Catholic University of Chile, Peking University and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

J-1 Visa
If admitted to one of the Law School’s semester long exchange programs, students will be contacted by the Admissions Office to provide financial documentation to begin the visa process. Once students submit sufficient financial documentation the university will issue the student a Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange (J-1) Visitor Status via the DS-2019 form.

Whether students have a sponsor or are self-supporting, students must show a bank statement, a letter from a bank, or a letter and a bank statement from a person or organization who will provide support. Students must provide proof of support sufficient to cover their expenditures for one complete semester.

Housing and Transportation
The University’s Office of International Student Services has additional information pertaining to the visa processes, housing and transportation.

Please direct all visa questions to Bill LaFleur at