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.