• Constitutional Law Research at Notre Dame

    Faculty engages foundational questions of constitutional structure.

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  • Notre Dame Program of Study in Public Law

    A foundational course of study for students interested in constitutional law.

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    Four Notre Dame Law School students from the LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law recently won the Americas regional round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

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Welcome to the Program on Constitutional Structure

Randy Kozel

Welcome to the Notre Dame Law School Program on Constitutional Structure. Our Program helps Notre Dame law students obtain a world-class education in constitutional law. We host events at our South Bend and London campuses to examine pressing constitutional questions of domestic and global importance. We serve federal and state courts by educating first-rate judicial law clerks, attorneys, and other public servants.

Our mission is to advance interdisciplinary learning about how sound constitutional structures of government advance individual well-being and the common good. We support curricular programs of study, sponsor academic lectures and conferences, and engage with questions of constitutional development worldwide. By promoting the study of constitutional structures, we serve the needs of our students, the broader academic community, and the bench and bar—here and abroad.

Learn more here about our Program, including our students and faculty, our Public Law Program of Study, upcoming events, and faculty research. And then contact us and let us know if we can serve you.



Wed Sep 19, 2018

Mental Health, Gun Control and the Second Amendment


Location: 1315 Biolchini

This event is part of a speaker series co-hosted by Federalist Society, ACS, BLSA, and HLSA. The Health Law portion of this event will feature Professor Kristen Valentino from the Notre Dame Psychology Department and (tentatively) Professor Jody Madeira from IU’s Mauer School of Law. Professor Valentino will be discussing the effect of trauma on childhood development as well as mental health resources in educational settings. Professor Madeira will be talking about the 2nd Amendment and we would also like to discuss tailoring legislation at increasing mental health access in schools to combat the issue of gun violence and mass shootings.…

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Wed Oct 10, 2018