In a crowded law school landscape, Stanford Law stands apart.
At home on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities, Stanford Law offers unmatched opportunities. Our approach to education is distinctly student-centric, defined by the needs and ambitions of future graduates and customizable to each individual student. Create your own joint degree, invent a new course, explore law’s intersection with the most dynamic disciplines of the day — the possibilities are virtually limitless. And the advantages extend beyond law school, resulting in the practice-ready skills employers demand, better chances at prestigious clerkships, a high bar passage rate and support when you’re ready to launch a career.
We are known for our collegial cultureXổ số đài thoải mái, intimate and egalitarian. In this close-knit community, collaboration and the open exchange of ideas are essential to life and learning. Students, faculty, staff, alumni — all support and inspire each other to explore, excel and contribute to the world through law. Classes are small. Seminars in faculty homes, reading groups and team-driven clinics make for an experience that is intense, supportive and challenging.
At SLS, we are driven by a passion for new ideas and a commitment to transformative solutions. True to our roots in Silicon Valley and our Stanford heritage, we focus on the future Xổ số đài thoải mái— not the past. Experimentation, exploration, the translation of new knowledge into entrepreneurial solutions: All are in our DNA. So is interdisciplinary learning, pioneered at Stanford. SLS faculty stay close to the pulse of law as it is practiced in the 21st century and guide our academic program to address emerging opportunities in the profession. With alumni and students as partners, they champion law as an instrument of positive change on scales local, regional, national and global.
Impact at the Top
In January 2015, students from Stanford Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic had the rare opportunity to be part of proceedings before the highest court in the land. The case, ONEAK, Inc., v. Learjet. Inc., pits some of the nation’s largest natural gas vendors against their customers. Professor and Clinic Co-Director Jeffrey Fisher argued the case on behalf of commercial and industrial gas consumers, led by Learjet, against energy producers, including ONEOK. But if Fisher prevails, he says, students should get the glory. After all, they did the heavy lifting.read more
Success begins with excellence…
Stanford Law’s exceptional faculty attracts students with a passion for learning and a track record of academic success. Twenty-five percent of faculty are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One in five students arrives with an advanced degree.
… flourishes with unique opportunities …
Xổ số đài thoải mái With only seven students for every faculty member (and just 30 students in a typical first-year small-section course) immersive education includes plenty of opportunities to chart your own path with support from your mentor. Possibilities for joint degrees are virtually limitless.
… and follows SLS graduates everywhere.
About 99 percent of SLS graduates are placed in jobs within nine months of graduating or pursuing an advanced degree. Alumni can be found in 79 countries, 50 states and Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands.
Law from the Beginning
Xổ số đài thoải máiIn 1848, Leland Stanford was admitted to the New York Bar. In 1885, Stanford employed his legal expertise to draft the “Grant Founding and Endowing the Leland Stanford Junior University,” where law, he declared, would have a central place. In 1891, more than 1,600 years after the birth of legal education in Rome, Stanford University opened its doors.
#2 in ‘52?
Among SLS graduating classes, 1952 was a very good year, with William Rehnquist, LLB ’52, and Sandra Day O’Connor, LLB ‘52—the only Supreme Court Justices in U.S. history to come from the same law school class. As the story goes, Rehnquist ranked #1 and O’Connor ranked #3. But who was #2 in this particularly stellar year? Several classmates claimed the spot. Despite many searches by many parties, no official records have been found, so the mystery lives on.