-Chinelo Udokoro, '18 J.D.
Notre Dame Law School is recognized as a top-tier law school, and our students and alumni prove year after year that the education and experiences they receive here have prepared them for success in a variety of settings.
We don't section our classes, and our student-teacher ratio is 7:1. There's academic support galore with faculty and peer advisors, along with dedicated staff for career development. You'll see your professors not only in the classroom, but in their offices, in the Commons, in the Rock and at Law School events. The Law School community is tight-knit and friendly, encouraging camaraderie amongst students and faculty alike. Though they aren't required or binding, the Law School's eight programs of study give an excellent pathway for students interested in a specific field of law to focus their time in the classroom.
The Law School also considers experiential learning – including experiences at the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center as well as externships, skills courses, and immersion programs – to be a core part of a legal education. Those experiences complement the analytical training of the classroom by enabling law students to develop practical skills and explore potential career paths.
And the location of your classroom can change, whether by studying abroad at the London Law Centre, or through one of our six exchange programs with other universities. Notre Dame Law School hosts the only ABA-approved year-long study abroad program at a law school.