ABA-Required Disclosures

Overview

Stanford Law School combines classic and innovative education to prepare students for an interconnected, global world. The school offers 21 joint degree programs in such areas as Bioengineering, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environment and Resources, Health Research and Policy, History, International, Comparative and Area Studies, Stanford Global Studies, International Policy Studies, Management Science and Engineering, Medicine, Modern Thought and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Sociology as well as countless customized joint degrees. In addition, Stanford Law School offers cooperative degree programs with Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Johns Hopkins’ Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Eleven clinical programs allow students to undertake the roles and responsibilities of practicing lawyers, and more than 25 academic programs, centers and projects offer opportunities for research and policy-oriented study. The Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Legal Studies, (M.L.S.) Master of the Science of Law (J.S.M.) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degrees are offered.

Stanford Law School is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

2021 Standard 509 Information Report

Standard 509 Information Report from previous years

2022 Bar Passage Report

The Basics

Type of school Private
Application deadline 2/15/2022
Application fee $85
Financial aid deadline 3/15/2022

Academic Calendar

Term Quarter
Months students may begin studying law September
Months the Law school confers degrees January, March, June, September
# of credit hours required to earn the JD 111

Curricular Offerings 2020-2021

2020-2021
Typical first-year section size, excluding Legal Research & Writing 30
Number of course titles, beyond the first year curricular, offered last year 268
Number of upper division classroom course sections with an enrollment :

  • Under 25: 175
  • 25 to 49: 34
  • 50 to 74: 15
  • 75 to 99: 2
  • 100 +: 1
Number of seats available in law clinics last year 263
Number of field placements positions filled last year 48
Number of seats available in simulation courses 496
Number of seminars 80
Number of co-curricular offerings 3

2021 First Year Class (Oct 6th 2020-Oct 5th 2021)

2021
Completed Applications 5685
Offers of Admission 357
Acceptance Rate (Percent) 6.28%
Enrollees from Applicant pool 161
Enrollment rate from Completed Applications 2.83%
Enrollment rate from Offers of Admission 45.10%
Other first-year enrollees 23
Total in First-year class (All, Full Time, Part Time) 184, 184, 0
LSAT (All, Full Time, Part Time)

  • 75th Percentile: 175, 175, 0
  • 50th Percentile: 172, 172, 0
  • 25th Percentile: 170, 170, 0
  • # not included in LSAT calculations: 8, 8, 0
UGPA (All, Full Time, Part Time)

  • 75th Percentile: 3.99, 3.99, 0
  • 50th Percentile: 3.91, 3.91, 0
  • 25th Percentile: 3.81, 3.81, 0
  • # not included in UGPA calculations: 1, 1, 0
GRE (All, Full Time, Part Time)

  • 75th Percentile GRE Verbal Reasoning: 0, 0, 0
  • 50th Percentile GRE Verbal Reasoning: 0, 0, 0
  • 25th Percentile GRE Verbal Reasoning: 0, 0, 0
  • 75th Percentile GRE Quantitative Reasoning: 0, 0, 0
  • 50th Percentile GRE Quantitative Reasoning: 0, 0, 0
  • 25th Percentile GRE Quantitative Reasoning: 0, 0, 0
  • 75th Percentile GRE Analytical Writing: 0, 0, 0
  • 50th Percentile GRE Analytical Writing: 0, 0, 0
  • 25th Percentile GRE Analytical Writing: 0, 0, 0

J.D. Enrollment as of October 5th 2021

JD1 JD2 JD3 Total
T M W O T M W O T M W O T
Hispanics of any race 26 13 13 0 34 17 17 0 33 17 16 0 93
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 19 11 8 0 18 7 11 0 20 7 13 0 57
Black or African American 12 6 5 1 19 7 12 0 18 4 14 0 49
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 18 9 9 0 11 5 6 0 15 5 10 0 44
Total Minority 75 39 35 1 82 36 46 0 86 33 53 0 243
White 100 49 49 2 96 55 41 0 114 57 57 0 310
Nonresident Alien 8 5 2 1 8 5 3 0 4 2 2 0 20
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
Total 184 94 86 4 188 97 91 0 205 93 112 0 577

Faculty Resources 2020-2021

Male Female Other People of Color Total
Full-time faculty members 54 43 0 20 97
Non-full-time faculty 44 41 0 17 85
Total 98 84 0 37 182
Full Time Part Time Total
Librarians 14 0 14
Administrators 37 0 37

1L Tuition and Fees 2021-2022

Per Annual: Resident Annual Fees Non-Resident Annual Fees Other Annual Fees
Full-Time $64,350 $2,046 $0 $0 $0 $0
Part-Time $0 $0 $0 $0
Per Credit: Resident Annual Fees Non-Resident Annual Fees Other Annual Fees
Full-Time $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Part-Time $0 $0 $0 $0
Tuition Guarantee Program No

J.D. Degrees Awarded 2020-2021

Hispanics of any race 28
American Indian or Alaska Native 0
Asian 15
Black or African American 12
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0
Two or More Races 12
Total Minority 67
White 106
Nonresident Alien 8
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 1
Total 182

Grants and Scholarships 2020-2021

Total Full-Time Part-Time
# % # % # %
Total number of students 565 100 565 100 0 0
Total number receiving grants 424 75 424 75 0 0
Less than 1/2 tuition 191 34 191 34 0 0
Half to full tuition 190 34 190 34 0 0
Full tuition 1 0 1 0 0 0
More than full tuition 42 7 42 7 0 0
75th Percentile grant amount $50,996 $0
50th Percentile grant amount $35,457 $0
25th Percentile grant amount $6,895 $0

Living Expenses  2021-2022

Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
Living on campus Living off campus Living at home
$40,659 $44,757 $0

Conditional Scholarships 2020-2021

The school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance other than failure to maintain good academic standing. Therefore, the school does not complete a ‘conditional scholarship retention chart’.

Financial Aid Handbook

Academic Attrition 2020-2021

JD1 JD2 JD3 UL
T M W O % T M W O T M W O %
Hispanics of any race 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Asian 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Black or African American 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total Minority 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
White 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nonresident Alien 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

Other Attrition 2020-2021

JD1 JD2 JD3 UL
T M W O % T M W O T M W O %
Hispanics of any race 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Asian 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Black or African American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total Minority 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
White 1 1 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Nonresident Alien 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 1 1 0 0 33.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 2 2 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.5

Transfers 2020-2021

JD1 Transfer Out 0
Transfers In* 11
75th Percentile JD1 GPA 0.00
50th Percentile JD1 GPA 3.90
25th Percentile JD1 GPA 0.00
*GPA Percentiles provided if School has 12 or more transfers in. If more than 5 but less than 12 transfers in only 50th percentile will be provided.
Schools from which Students Transferred (for schools matriculating more than 5 transfer students)
# of Transfer Students
University of California-Berkeley 2
University of California-Davis 1
University of California-Hastings 3
University of California-Los Angeles 1
Columbia University 1
Duke University 1
Georgetown University 2

Bar Passage Report

Ultimate Bar Passage

Calendar Year of Graduation 2019
A Number of graduates in calendar year 183
B Graduates who sat for a bar examination within one year of their date of graduation.
# of takers
# who passed
% that passed
C Graduates who sat for a bar examination within two years of their date of graduation.
# of takers 179
# who passed 177
% that passed 98.88%
D Graduates who have been admitted or have applications pending to be admitted via Diploma Privilege
# of Diploma Privilege 0
% that passed (incl. Diploma Privilege) 98.88%
E Number with no information 2
Number who did not take a bar examination
Within one years of graduation
Within two years of graduation 2

First Time Bar Passage

Calendar Year 2021
A Total Graduates in Calendar Year* 182
B # from Calendar Year NOT taking Bar Exam 18
C # from Previous Years Taking Bar for First Time in Calendar Year 11
D Number of Early Takers 1
E # from Calendar Year with no information 4
Total First Time Takers in any jurisdiction 171
G Total who passed the bar in any jurisdiction 166
H Law School weighted average pass rate 97.08%
I ABA first time weighted average pass rate 79.73%
J Difference In Weighted Average 17.35%
K Graduates who have been admitted or have applications pending to be admitted via diploma privilege
# of Diploma Privilege 0
% that passed (incl. Diploma Privilege) 97.08%

* Total graduate count excludes Early Takers who also graduated in 2021.

Details 2021:

 

Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State Pass % for ABA approved law schools Difference
CALIFORNIA 78 73 93.59 76.99 16.60
NEW YORK 45 45 100.00 45 13.81
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 16 16 100.00 80.57 19.43
17 REMAINING JURISDICTION 32 32 100.00 76.64 23.36