University of Notre Dame Law School

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]

2016 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 ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$20,250
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/18
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline02/28/18
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Notre Dame Law School

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Notre Dame Law School

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

- 01/16/17 02/10/17 7 months ago
BrisaMartinez 153 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
krisbrad57 170 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
Michaelisa 163 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
enebbia 158 P 3.88

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 months ago
Amandabello 165 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 5 months ago
rbuchana 160 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
Nhick005 150 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 11 months ago
maevelindsey 164 P 3.59

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
AlexandraMcCormack 150 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
edejaco 165 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
ejshah02 163 A 3.98

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Rcm40 144 A 3.79

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
sonnyp215 160 A 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jlb282 163 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Mikaylasheri 152 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
wolber14 157 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rachaelstewart 163 A 3.59

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
nicolemariek 159 A 3.87

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
lucasjsanchez14 153 A 3.92

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kierin 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kayleetrost 163 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
StephArizona 166 A 3.35

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
akal1181 158 A 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

10/26/16 10/26/16 - 12 months ago
mckedwards 161 P 3.68

Pending

04/15/16 04/15/16 - one year ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Pending

12/02/15 12/04/15 - 2 years ago
efeuer 157 A 3.50

Rejected

02/29/16 - - one year ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Waitlisted

09/02/15 09/02/15 - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants261224660
Number of Offers7917910
Number of Matriculants1871870
75% GPA3.823.820
Median GPA3.713.710
25% GPA3.413.410
75% LSAT1581580
Median LSAT1641640
25% LSAT1651650
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students581
Total Students Receiving Grants468
% of Students Receiving Grants80.6
75% Grant Amount$27,125
Median Grant Amount$21,000
25% Grants Amount$16,000
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 (58)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (22)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.3)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (412)
  • Hispanics (60)
  • Black or African American (28)
  • Asian (43)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (53)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (23)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (8)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (22)


  • Total Women% (44.4)
  • Total Men% (55.6)
University of Notre Dame Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 183 84.74% 76.28% 8.46%
2014 182 83.54% 78.19% 5.35%
2013 193 88.11% 81.58% 6.53%

Total Graduates 2016

  • 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