About the Law School

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Fall 2008


Dear Notre Dame Law School Class of 2011, Welcome as a potential student to Notre Dame Law School! I am thrilled to be among the first to receive you into our family. I know that this is an exciting time for you and that, if you are anything like I was 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. I hope it will answer many of your questions and that it will provide a window into Notre Dame Law School. I 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 year, 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 ethnic restaurant, or what law students do on the weekend, the Guide will be a terrific resource. We all 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. The entire staff has appreciated reflecting on our experiences here and enjoyed putting the Guide together for you. And, although we know that you have been receiving a variety of 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! I hope to see you in August!



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