Welcome from the Director
The Notre Dame London Law Program 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 Program 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 Program'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 Program 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.
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.
Lawyers with a global perspective
Notre Dame Law students and alumni reflected on the London Law Program's impact on their lives and careers while celebrating the program's 50th anniversary.
Students visit NATO headquarters
London Law Program students who enrolled in International Criminal Law for the spring 2020 semester went on a VIP tour of NATO headquarters in Brussels.
'Constitutions, Peoples, and Sovereignty'
Leading constitutional scholars from the U.S., U.K., and Ireland gathered at the ND London Global Gateway for a roundtable discussion in February 2020.
Global Spotlight Lecture Series
Notre Dame Law School is maintaining its U.K. connections during this academic year, even while the London Law Program is not being offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Spotlight Lecture Series featured the wide-ranging expertise of our faculty from Notre Dame's U.S. and London campuses. Click the button below to watch the recorded discussions.
Students visit UN in Geneva
London Law Program students spent three days at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in spring 2019 to learn about international human rights law.
Discovering Buckfast Abbey
In spring 2019, Notre Dame Law students exited London for the weekend and stayed at Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery active for over 1,000 years.
Panel discusses Brexit
In fall 2019, a panel of London-based journalists, legal experts, and members of the Notre Dame Law faculty discussed the U.K.'s exit from the European Union.
Established in 1968, the Notre Dame London Law Program 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 the program's 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 program's 50th anniversary in 2018 with a full year of events at Notre Dame's London Global Gateway.