Order of St. Thomas More

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How do you educate a different kind of lawyer? Ask a member of the Order of St. Thomas More.

What is the Order of St. Thomas More?

The Order of St. Thomas More is a group of alumni, parents, and friends who provide a high level of annual support for the Notre Dame Law School. Through their gifts, members support:

  • Financial aid and loan forgiveness
  • Clinical and academic programs
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Career services and student life
  • The Kresge Law Library
  • International research, teaching, and service

And most important, members constitute a strong network for our students and alumni.

How do I become a member?

Joining the Order is easy! Simply make an annual gift to the Law School at one of the following tiers of giving:

What do members experience?

As a member of the Order of St. Thomas More, you will receive:

  • A Proud to Be ND flag
  • A personalized membership card entitling you to discounts at select on-campus venues
  • Select Law School publications, including Notre Dame Lawyer
  • Special University communications
  • Invitations to regional gatherings, special campus events and March Under the Arch home football game receptions
  • “Special contributor status” in the football ticket lottery, with improved chances for success in obtaining tickets to multiple home football games

On top of all that, you will receive additional experiences as a Dean’s Circle Blue or Dean’s Circle Gold member.

Every gift matters. Join the Order of St. Thomas More today.

Celebrating a reunion in 2016?

If you want to support your class’s reunion giving efforts, be sure to make your gift between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

Supporting a New Generation of Lawyers

Enhancing our Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Notre Dame Law School’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) has now disbursed $1 million to NDLS graduates who pursue public service careers.  Dean Nell Newton has made LRAP a budget priority when allocating donor dollars, and has asked benefactors to increase their support. Assistant Dean Cathy Roemer directs the LRAP program which now funds 182 applications.

Bridge-to-Practice Program

Thanks to the Law School’s generous benefactors, the Notre Dame Bridge-to-Practice Program enables participating graduates to receive stipends for working with a government or nonprofit employer in their targeted area of the country. The program has enabled qualified NDLS graduates to gain practical, professional legal experience and develop additional contacts and references, all while providing a valuable service to the public. Employers participating in the program include judges, prosecutor’s offices, defender’s offices and non-governmental public service organizations.

Questions? Please contact:

Patricia McLaughlin
Executive Director, Order of St. Thomas More
Associate Director, Law School Annual Fund
(574) 631-7936
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“We view ourselves as engaged in a single integrated mission that combines research, teaching, and service.” From the Mission Statement of the Notre Dame Law School

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