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University of Notre Dame Law School

In the practice of law, the same ethical standards must be met whether you are a graduate of Notre Dame or any other university. So, what is it that makes our graduates unique? We believe it can be found in our ultimate goal. Beyond striving for professional achievement, a Notre Dame lawyer fundamentally acts in service to others. Our approach seeks to do more than train students in a profession; it seeks to help them discover their lives as a vocation. A different kind of lawyer is one who realizes the practice of law is not an end in itself. It’s the beginning of a new, highly specialized way of giving back. For many our legal education only begins in South Bend. In practice, it extends throughout the country, and world. Notre Dame offers numerous classes, internships, and opportunities for study abroad. Our campus in London and our programs in Chile and Italy are examples. With a semester or year abroad, our students gain a distinct global dimension to their legal education. Today, students are realizing that an international background is a vital asset in a time when the law is becoming increasingly global in scope.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.nd.edu/
Address: 1100 Eck hall of law, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Admission Phone: (574) 631-6626
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students581
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Tuition $54,297 per year (full-time, in-state)
$54,297 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$20,250
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/19
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline02/28/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
krisbrad57 165 A 3.95

Accepted

01/03/18 01/09/18 02/07/18 10 months ago
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

- 01/16/17 02/10/17 2 years ago
Bjorn98 165 P 3.91

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
Michaelscat 165 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
eawrig04 157 A 3.97

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
patel.reena1212 168 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
anabor 155 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
legallllybrunette 165 A 3.89

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
BrisaMartinez 153 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
enebbia 158 P 3.88

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
Amandabello 165 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
rbuchana 160 P 3.63

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Nhick005 150 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
maevelindsey 164 P 3.59

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
AlexandraMcCormack 152 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
edejaco 165 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ejshah02 163 A 3.98

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Rcm40 144 A 3.82

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
sonnyp215 160 A 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jlb282 163 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Mikaylasheri 152 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
wolber14 157 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
rachaelstewart 163 A 3.59

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
nicolemariek 159 A 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
lucasjsanchez14 153 A 3.92

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
kierin 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
kayleetrost 163 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
StephArizona 166 A 3.35

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
akal1181 158 A 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Lawdauria1 177 P 3.95

Pending

No 09/25/18 - - 3 months ago
BerezintsevJ 163 A 4.00

Pending

- - - one year ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

10/26/16 10/26/16 - 2 years ago
mckedwards 161 P 3.68

Pending

04/15/16 04/15/16 - 3 years ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Pending

12/02/15 12/04/15 - 3 years ago
efeuer 157 A 3.50

Rejected

02/29/16 - - 2 years ago
saraheller45 164 A 3.70

Waitlisted

- - - 9 months ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Waitlisted

09/02/15 09/02/15 - 3 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants24982498
Number of Offers754754
Number of Matriculants194194
75% GPA3.833.83
Median GPA3.733.73
25% GPA3.513.51
75% LSAT165165
Median LSAT164164
25% LSAT157157
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students599
Total Students Receiving Grants515
% of Students Receiving Grants86
75% Grant Amount$34,000
Median Grant Amount$23,500
25% Grants Amount$17,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (52)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (34)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (130)
  • Hispanics (18)
  • Black or African American (11)
  • Asian (14)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (9)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (11)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (5)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (9)


  • Total Women% (44)
  • Total Men% (55)
University of Notre Dame Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 196 89.29%
2016 170 80.59%
2015 178 97.19%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (201)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (41)
  • Employed Other (22)
  • Unemployed (23)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (14)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association