About the Law School

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Fall 2006


Dear Notre Dame Law School Class of 2009,

Welcome as a potential student to Notre Dame Law School! We are thrilled to be among the first

to receive you into our family. We know that this is an exciting time for you and that, if you are

anything like we were just a couple of years ago, you probably have plenty of questions about law

school and Notre Dame. That's why we've prepared the Guide. We hope it will answer many of

your questions and that it will provide a window into Notre Dame Law School. We also hope

that once you look through that window, you'll be as eager to join us as we are to have you!

This is called an Insider's Guide because it has been written entirely by students. Over the past

semester, we've updated and revised old sections, compiled and created new sections, and edited

and re-edited the whole in hopes of making your transition to law school at Notre Dame easier.

This isn't a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to get through law school, but it

is a great place to start. Whether you 're trying to figure out where to live next year, what is the

best way to get to and around South Bend, where to find a good Italian restaurant, or what law

students do on the weekend, the Guide will be a terrific resource.

Although many of us never expected to, we have come to treasure our experiences here at NDLS.

The professors, the students, and the staff of this law school are unique - their warmth, friendship,

and true support have made studying law at Notre Dame fun and, undoubtedly, have provided us

with a better hope that our enthusiasm, and that of other students, will be apparent throughout the

Guide. We have appreciated reflecting on our experiences here and enjoyed putting the Guide

together for you. And, although we know that you have already been inundated with information

from the law school and the university, we hope that this look at NDLS from the perspective of

your soon-to-be colleagues will be valuable as you prepare for classes in August.

Once again, welcome! We hope to see you in August!



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