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.

2016 Standard 509 Information Report

Standard 509 Information Report from previous years

The Basics

Type of school Private
Term Quarter
Application deadline 2/1/2017
Application fee $100
Financial aid deadline 3/15/2017
Can first year start other than fall? No

Admissions Data (Class of 2019)

GPA and LSAT Scores (Calendar Year 2016)

Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of apps 3,821 3,821 0
Number of offers 409 409 0
Number of matriculants 180 180 0
75th Percentile GPA 3.95 3.95 0.00
50th Percentile GPA 3.87 3.87 0.00
25th Percentile GPA 3.75 3.75 0.00
# not incl. in GPA percentile calc. 2.00 2.00 0.00
75th Percentile LSAT 173 173 0
50th Percentile LSAT 171 171 0
25th Percentile LSAT 168 168 0
# not incl. in LSAT percentile calc. 1 1 0

Tuition, Fees, Living Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees  (Academic Year 2016-2017)

Resident Non-Resident
Full-time $58,236 $58,236
Part-time
Tuition Guarantee Program No

Living Expenses  (Academic Year 2016-2017)

Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
Living on campus Living off campus Living at home
$30,933 $32,835 N/A

Grants and Scholarships  (Academic Year 2015-2016)

Total Full-Time Part-Time
# % # % # %
Total number of students 572 100 572 100 0 0
Total number receiving grants 259 45.3 259 45.3 0 0
Less than 1/2 tuition 155 27.1 155 27.1 0 0
Half to full tuition 102 17.8 102 17.8 0 0
Full tuition 2 0.3 2 0.3 0 0
More than full tuition 0 0 0 0 0 0
75th Percentile grant amount $33,734 $0
50th Percentile grant amount $24,163 $0
25th Percentile grant amount $16,583 $0

Conditional Scholarships

Note: 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 2016-2017

Enrollment Data, Transfer and Attrition Rates

JD Enrollment and Ethnicity (Academic Year 2016-2017)

Men Women Full-Time Part-Time First-Year Total J.D. Deg Awrd
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Hispanics of any race 34 11.5 31 11 65 11.2 0 0 21 11.7 65 11.2 20
American Indian / Alaska
Native
2 0.7 0 0 2 0.3 0 0 1 0.6 2 0.3 1
Asian 29 9.8 36 12.7 65 11.2 0 0 24 13.3 65 11.2 18
Black / African
American
12 4.1 14 4.9 26 4.5 0 0 12 6.7 26 4.5 13
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Two or more
races
18 6.1 25 8.8 43 7.4 0 0 12 6.7 43 7.4 15
Total Minority 95 32.1 106 37.5 201 34.7 0 0 70 38.9 201 34.7 67
White 188 63.5 162 57.2 350 60.4 0 0 101 56.1 350 60.4 106
Non-resident Alien 2 0.7 11 3.9 13 2.2 0 0 3 1.7 13 2.2 4
Race / Ethnicity
Unknown
11 3.7 4 1.4 15 2.6 0 0 6 3.3 15 2.6 6
Total 296 51.1 283 48.9 579 100 0 0 180 31.1 579 100 183

Transfers (Prior Academic Year)

Transfers In (School has >5 and <12)

#
50th Percentile 1L GPA 3.88
See Appendix for list of schools from which students transferred

Transfers Out (0)

JD Attrition (Academic Year 2015-2016)

Academic Transfer Other Total
# # # # %
1st year 0 0 2 2 1.1
2nd year 0 0 0 0 0
3rd year 0 0 0 0 0
4th year 0 0 0 0 0

Faculty and Administrators (Calendar Year 2016)

Total Men Women Other Minority
Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall
Full-Time 86 88 52 53 34 35 0 0 14 16
Deans, librarians & others who teach 36 36 14 18 22 18 0 0 7 6
Part-Time 39 46 28 29 11 17 0 0 9 4
Total 161 170 94 100 67 70 0 0 30 26

Curriculum (Academic Year 2015-2016) and Academic Calendar

Typical first-year section size 30
Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum 276
Number of upper division classroom course sections

Under 25
25-49
50-74
75-99
100+

 

185
43
18
2
3

Number of positions available in simulation courses 585
Number of simulation positions filled 545
Number of seminar positions filled 1,221
Number of law clinics 43
Number of seats available in the law clinics identified in sub-part (i) above 270
Number of seats filled in the law clinics identified in sub-part (i) above 234
Number of field placement positions filled 50
Number of students who enrolled in independent study 246
Number of students who participated in law journals 316
Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions 40

2016-2017

Academic Calendar

Bar Passage Data

ABA Standard 504:

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2015)

First-time takers 189
Reporting % 80.42 Average State Pass % 67.50
Avg. School Pass % 90.13 Avg. Pass Diff % 22.63
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
California 112 98 87.50 63.70 23.80
New York 40 39 97.50 78.12 19.38

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2014)

First-time takers 175
Reporting % 92 Average State Pass % 69.72
Avg. School Pass % 90.06 Avg. Pass Diff.% 20.34
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
California 114 99 86.84 66.05 20.79
New York 47 46 97.87 78.60 19.27

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2013)

First-time takers 173
Reporting % 93.06 Average State Pass % 74.23
Avg. School Pass % 91.92 Avg. Pass Diff % 17.69
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
California 124 112 90.32 71.09 19.23
New York 37 36 97.30 84.76 12.54