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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.

2017 Standard 509 Information Report

Standard 509 Information Report from previous years

The Basics

Type of school Private
Application deadline 2/1/2018
Application fee $100
Financial aid deadline 3/01/2018

Academic Calendar

Term Quarter
Months students may begin studying law September
Months the Law school confers degrees January, April, June, September
# of credit hours required to earn the JD 111
Total # of credit hours to be taken in required courses:

  • First Year courses: 29
  • Upper-level courses: 82

Curricular Offerings 2016-2017

2016-2017
Typical first-year section size, excluding all small sections taught by full-time faculty 60
Number of course titles, beyond the first year curricular, offered last year 297
Number of upper division class room course sections with an enrollement :

  • Under 25: 184
  • 25 to 49: 45
  • 50 to 74: 9
  • 75 to 99: 6
  • 100 +: 1
Number of seats available in law clinics last year 288
Number of field placements positions filled last year 70
Number of seats available in simulation courses 611

Faculty Resources 2016 – 2017

Male Female Other Minority Total
Full-time faculty members 64 46 0 23 110
Non-full-time faculty 66 42 0 19 108
Total 130 88 0 42 218

2017 First Year Class (Oct 6th 2016-Oct 5th 2017)

2017
Completed Application 3952
Offers of Admission 392
Acceptance Rate (Percent) 9.92%
Enrollees from Applicant pool 164
Enrollment rate from Completed Applications 4.15%
Enrollment rate from Offers of Admission 41.84%
Other first-year enrollees 16
Total in First-year class 180
LSAT

  • 75th Percentile: 173
  • 50th Percentile: 171
  • 25th Percentile: 168
  • # not included in LSAT calculations: 2
UGPA

  • 75th Percentile: 3.95
  • 50th Percentile: 3.90
  • 25th Percentile: 3.79
  • # not included in UGPA calculations: 0

J.D Enrollment as of October 5th 2017

1L 2L 3L
T M W O T M W O T M W O
Hispanics of any race 25 11 14 0 23 8 15 0 22 11 11 0
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Asian 17 8 9 0 25 7 18 0 20 13 7 0
Black or African American 11 6 5 0 11 5 6 0 7 4 3 0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 12 6 6 0 15 4 11 0 15 7 8 0
Total Minority 65 31 34 0 75 25 50 0 65 36 29 0
White 106 62 44 0 103 56 47 0 128 73 55 0
Nonresident Alien 4 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 5 0 5 0
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 5 2 3 0 4 3 1 0 2 2 0 0
Total 180 96 84 0 185 84 101 0 200 111 89 0

Transfers 2016-2017

1L Transfer Out 1
Transfers In* 8
75th Percentile 1L GPA 0.00
50th Percentile 1L GPA 0.00
25th Percentile 1L GPA 0.00
*GPA Percentiles provided if School has 12 or more transfers in
Schools from which Students Transferred (for schools matriculating more than 5 transfer students)
Brigham Young University 1
Columbia University 2
George Washington University 1
The University of Arizona 1
University of California-Davis 1
University of Minnesota 1
University of Southern California 1

J.D. Degrees Awarded 2016-2017

T
Hispanics of any race 21
American Indian or Alaska Native 0
Asian 20
Black or African American 8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0
Two or More Races 16
Total Minority 65
White 126
Nonresident Alien 4
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 2
Total 197

Non-Transfer Attrition 2016-2017**

1L 2L 3L 2L/3L
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

**The attrition percentages are measured against enrollment reported in the 2016 AQ. Attrition for 1Ls is measured against the JD1 enrollment in the 2016 AQ. Attrition for 2Ls and 3Ls is combined and measured against the total enrollment of JD2, JD3, and JD4 in the 2016 AQ.

Tuition and Fees 2017-2018

Resident Non-Resident
Full-time $60,270 $0
Part-time $0 $0

Living Expenses  2017-2018

Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
Living on campus Living off campus Living at home
$32,352 $35,613 $0

Grants and Scholarships 2016-2017

Total Full-Time Part-Time
# % # % # %
Total number of students 579 100 579 100 0 0
Total number receiving grants 262 45 262 45 0 0
Less than 1/2 tuition 148 26 148 26 0 0
Half to full tuition 103 18 103 18 0 0
Full tuition 2 0 2 0 0 0
More than full tuition 9 2 9 2 0 0
75th Percentile grant amount $37,913 $0
50th Percentile grant amount $25,405 $0
25th Percentile grant amount $17,235 $0

Conditional Scholarships 2016-2017

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