Objects of the School of Law - The University of Notre Dame Australia

A Unique Style of Legal Education

The School of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia provides a unique style of legal education. This uniqueness stems from the three distinctive features of its offerings. Its programs are:

  1. Values based - the School sees a commitment to social justice, professional ethics and community service as the very foundation of the practice of law. This trinity of values in deeply embedded in the curriculum, and its mode of delivery. In addition to their legal studies, students are required to undertake core units in Theology, Philosophy and Ethics.
  2. Student centred - the School is committed to serving the needs of each student as an individual person. This is reflected, amongst other ways, in our method of choosing students ( which is not simply based on TER but on personal interview and other indicators of potential as well), the smallness of our class sizes, the interactive nature of our teaching, and the accessibility and dedication of our staff.
  3. Practically oriented - the School aims to produce well rounded legal professionals, capable of solving, in a timely and efficient manner, the myriad of problems that may be faced by their clients in today's world. Legal skills are emphasised. Though a number of our graduates may ultimately decide to seek employment outside the legal profession, they will find that the knowledge and skills acquired at UNDA will stand them in good stead for the rest of their working lives.
School of Law Prayer

May Almighty God bless us and strengthen us in His service, that we may honour Him, show courtesy to all, protect the weak and serve Christ in the downtrodden and the poor.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit