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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. 

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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London Externships

The London Law Program 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.

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Record number of students in London

In spring 2022, Notre Dame Law students are studying abroad with the London Law Program at the highest numbers in the program’s 53-year history.

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Global Lawyering in Practice

Notre Dame Law School alumni from around the world spoke to students about international legal careers in virtual events during the spring 2021 semester.

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Global Spotlight Lecture Series

This series featured the wide-ranging expertise of faculty from Notre Dame’s U.S. and London campuses. Click on the button below to watch the discussions.

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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.

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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.

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London with Molly Jergensen ’20 J.D.

Hear how the Notre Dame London Law program led Molly on an unique journey to become a different kind of lawyer.

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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.

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Program History

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.

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