Application Instructions: http://www3.nd.edu/~ndlaw/admissions/Ap ... ctions.pdf
TLS School Profile: http://www.top-law-schools.com/notre-dame-law.html
2013-2014 Admission Outcomes:
Admission Requirements wrote:Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university
LSAC Credential Assembly Service subscription
$75 Application fee
2 Letters of Recommendation (must use LSAC CAS)
Essay addressing your specific interest in Notre Dame Law School
Frequently Asked Questions wrote:Frequently Asked Questions
When can I apply?
You can submit your application beginning October 1 for the following Fall entering class.
What is your application deadline?
It is March 15.
What is the last LSAT you consider for the fall entering class?
How many letters of recommendation do you require?
We require two letters of recommendation, though up to four are welcome.
How do you evaluate multiple LSAT scores?
All LSAT scores will be considered; however, more consideration may be given to the highest or most recent score.
When are scholarships awarded?
Scholarships are typically awarded at the time of admission. If an applicant is awarded scholarship, it will be included in the admission letter.
Cost of Attendance
Class of 2013 Employment Outlook
Regarding Religion and Politics
TLS School Profile wrote:Some non-Catholics, atheists, and agnostics are apprehensive about attending the nation’s most famously Catholic university. While the proportions of Catholic students and faculty have declined in recent decades, Notre Dame still stresses its religious roots and mission. Social politics in line with Catholic doctrine are also prominent. But according to NDLS students on TLS, non-Catholics need not fear being isolated or ostracized. One “Double Domer” (someone who attended Notre Dame for undergrad and law school) who is “not religious at all” reports:
Religion doesn't play a role at all in the first year courses, except that some professors do the sign of the cross before class and there is a crucifix in every classroom….I’ve been here for four years and I’ve never had a problem with the religious environment. I think it makes us distinctive, which I actually like despite the fact I've never really participated in it. I don't believe the religious aspect should be a huge part of the decision making process, unless it is positive for you.
Another student advises potential worriers:
For virtually all non-Catholics at Notre Dame, it's never been an issue. You let the 10-second prayer at the start of a few professors' class roll past. You won't even know when or where weekly mass is. You will never set foot in the chapel in the law school. You just live your life and accept that there might be people of faith taking their faith seriously around you.
Still another, addressing the political side of things, writes:
You'd actually be surprised at the range of views and events they have—a month or so ago, they had LGBT awareness week at the law school with speakers all week, which was extremely well-attended, [including] a con law professor talking about gay marriage and the first openly gay judge in Illinois talking about his experiences (and openly criticizing the Catholic Church and its stance on homosexuality to boot). I've had one professor who prayed before one class, but it was a small seminar class and the only class he prayed before was the last class of the semester, which he had at his house as a semi-Christmas party/discussion. Don't worry; there are definitely people who think like you.
To be sure, Catholicism is a constant part of life at NDLS, and law school candidates who are particularly uncomfortable with public displays of religiosity may want to look elsewhere. But on the whole, non-Catholics should not write off Notre Dame if it is a good fit along most dimensions.
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