Established in 1869, the Notre Dame Law School (NDLS) draws its inspiration from the Catholic tradition. It applies an approach that not only trains its students in a profession, but also assists them in turning their lives into a vocation. NDLS encourages students to view legal practice not as an end in itself but as a means of giving back to society.
NDLS is located in Indiana, but it has a campus in London and programs worldwide eg in London, Italy, China, Switzerland, Ireland and China. This is in line with its objective of achieving greater diversity and extending the legal education it offers globally.
Among the law program it offers are three LLM degrees, which students may acquire either from its main campus in South Bend, Indiana or NDLS's London Law Center in UK. Students may opt to take a degree from both campuses. The three LLM programs are:
- General LLM
- LLM in London
- LLM in Human Rights Law
Students of the General LLM program may opt to pursue concentrations on the following fields of law:
- Criminal Law
- Business Law
- Global Law
- Public Law
- Law, Ethics and Public Policy
- Land, Energy and Environmental Law
- Intellectual Property and Technology Law
The LLM in London was launched in 1986 and is the only graduate-degree program that can be obtained overseas, i.e., England, but offered by a U.S. law school. Students of this program will basically be taking an LLM in International and Comparative Law.
Applications for all three programs are on-going. Students are encouraged to complete all applications in advance of the following deadlines:
- For the LLM in Human Rights Law - 15 January 2018
- For the General LLM and LLM in London - 1 April 2018
All applications may be coursed through online via the LSAC. An application fee of $75 will be required.