University of Notre Dame

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PO Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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#26 Best Law Schools

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The Law School at University of Notre Dame has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the Law School at University of Notre Dame is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $48,730 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 9.3:1. The Law School at University of Notre Dame has 96 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Notre Dame Law School is the oldest Roman Catholic law school in the country. Students can complete two degrees through dual-degree programs including a J.D./M.B.A. through the Mendoza College of Business, and a J.D./M.Eng. through the College of Engineering.

The Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic gives students hands-on experience with clients in areas including disability benefits, tenants’ rights, and wills and trusts. There are about 30 student organizations to get involved in as well, including the Irish Law Society and the Sports, Communications and Entertainment Law Forum, and several law journals such as the American Journal of Jurisprudence; the Journal of College and University Law, the nation's only law review solely for higher education law issues; and the Notre Dame Law Review. Through the Notre Dame London Law Program, students in the top 80 percent of their first year class can spend their second year or a summer studying abroad in England. Back in South Bend, Ind., law students may apply to live in university-owned housing, though there is not space for all who apply.

For those who pursue public interest work after graduation, Notre Dame has a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) for qualifying students. Notable alumni of Notre Dame Law School include Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America; Pete King, a U.S. Representative from New York; and Andrew Napolitano, a legal analyst for FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network.

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Year founded 1869
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee $0
Admissions phone (574) 631-6626
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 96
Student-faculty ratio 9.3:1
Total faculty 108

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 520
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 184


Tuition and fees

full-time: $48,730 per year

Room and board $9,250


Employed at graduation2 60.7%
Median private sector starting salary $105,000
Median public service starting salary $57,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 709,262

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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