Kevin Allen | January 6, 2018
Most law schools are regional in nature. They attract applicants who live nearby or want to work in the market where the school is located.
Notre Dame Law School is different.
It attracts students from throughout the United States and abroad, and the Law School’s alumni work across the map.
That makes Notre Dame Law School a rarity – a truly national law school.
According to statistics from the American Bar Association, Notre Dame Law School alumni who graduated between 2012 and 2016 are more widely dispersed than their counterparts from any other U.S. law school.
The top three states where Notre Dame Law graduates are employed – Illinois, California, and New York – literally stretch from coast to coast. And those three states are home to only 38 percent of recent graduates. By comparison, the top 30 law schools overall in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings see about 70 percent of their graduates concentrate in just three states. The average for all U.S. law schools is 85 percent.
Notre Dame Law students benefit from this geographic diversity because they end up connected with an alumni network and opportunities that enable them to go anywhere and do anything.