Welcome from the Director
The Notre Dame London Law Programme is directed by Michael K. Addo, an international lawyer and expert in the fields of human rights law and business policy. Professor Addo understands firsthand the value of educating lawyers with a global perspective to understand how legal issues transcend borders.
Courses in the London Law Programme are taught by a premier global group of academics and practitioners composed of experts based in the United Kingdom and faculty in residence from Notre Dame Law School’s main campus. Students are able to satisfy certain requirements of the Law School curriculum and enroll in core courses while also benefiting from three pathways of study. Central to the curriculum is a comparative and international focus informed by the unique context of London as a city and unique legal market.
As a global hub for legal scholarship and legal practice, London is an ideal place for law students to learn and for law professors to teach.
The Notre Dame London Law Programme's faculty consists of renowned international legal scholars from the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States.
The Heart of London
Students in the London Law Programme take classes in Fischer Hall at Notre Dame's London Global Gateway, located next to the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square in the heart of the city. This location in central London enables students to take full advantage of the myriad educational and cultural opportunities available in a global capital. At the same time, the London Global Gateway staff and facilities ensure that students feel at home and connected to the Notre Dame community while studying abroad.
The London Law Programme provides numerous opportunities for students to participate in externships with British barristers, solicitors, multinational corporations, government offices, nonprofit organizations, and law firms.
Past participating employers have included KPMG, Laura Devine Solicitors, Rodney Dixon QC, the U.S. Embassy, and the Islington Law Centre, among others.
Barrett Cole receives 2023 Lardy Award
Cole spent her 2L year with the Notre Dame London Law Programme, where she made meaningful contributions to the community.
Launchpad to London legal career
Sarah Wetzel ’23 J.D. chose to attend Notre Dame Law because she wanted to work in London after graduation. She succeeded.
Unique spring break in London
A short course on venture capital and financial markets held during 2023 spring break made the most of ND’s connections.
Housing and Student Life
Although law students may choose to find their own housing arrangements in London, many choose to live in Notre Dame's Conway Hall.
Conway Hall is conveniently located across the street from the Waterloo Train Station, about a 5-minute walk to the River Thames, and a 20-minute walk to Trafalgar Square where the University of Notre Dame's academic building, Fischer Hall, is located.
Supreme Court justices teach in London
Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett taught seminars in the Notre Dame London Law Programme during the spring 2023 semester.
2022 Peace Through Law Lecture
Judge Theodor Meron has been responsible for overseeing the prosecution of some of the most notorious war crimes of the past 30 years.
New book: ‘Explaining Tort and Crime’
Professor Matt Dyson traces 200 years of history and explains the development of tort law and criminal law in England compared with other legal systems.
History of ND Law in London
Established in 1968, the Notre Dame London Law Programme is the oldest study-abroad program run by an American law school and the only yearlong overseas program approved by the American Bar Association. Since its founding, more than 1,500 budding Notre Dame Lawyers have studied in England to deepen their understanding of the roots of American law, explore international career opportunities, and broaden their perspectives.
The Law School celebrated the London Law Programme's 50th anniversary in 2018 with a full year of events at ND's London Global Gateway.