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.

2020 Standard 509 Information Report

Standard 509 Information Report from previous years

2021 Bar Passage Report

The Basics

Type of school Private
Application deadline 2/15/2021
Application fee $85
Financial aid deadline 3/15/2021

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

Curricular Offerings 2019-2020

 

2019-2020
Typical first-year section size, excluding all small sections taught by full-time faculty 30
Number of course titles, beyond the first year curricular, offered last year 265
Number of upper division classroom course sections with an enrollment :

  • Under 25: 142
  • 25 to 49: 48
  • 50 to 74: 14
  • 75 to 99: 6
  • 100 +: 2
Number of seats available in law clinics last year 287
Number of field placements positions filled last year 60
Number of seats available in simulation courses 554
Number of seminars 93
Number of co-curricular offerings 2

2020 First Year Class (Oct 6th 2019-Oct 5th 2020)

2020
Completed Applications 3807
Offers of Admission 399
Acceptance Rate (Percent) 10.48%
Enrollees from Applicant pool 161
Enrollment rate from Completed Applications 4.23%
Enrollment rate from Offers of Admission 40.35%
Other first-year enrollees 12
Total in First-year class 173
LSAT

  • 75th Percentile: 174
  • 50th Percentile: 171
  • 25th Percentile: 169
  • # not included in LSAT calculations: 1
UGPA

  • 75th Percentile: 3.96
  • 50th Percentile: 3.89
  • 25th Percentile: 3.77
  • # not included in UGPA calculations: 3

Faculty Resources 2019-2020

Male Female Other Minority Total
Full-time faculty members 57 43 0 17 100
Non-full-time faculty 51 39 0 17 90
Total 108 82 0 34 190
Full Time Part Time Total
Librarians 15 0 15
Administrators 34 0 34

J.D. Enrollment as of October 5th 2020

JD1 JD2 JD3 Total
T M W O T M W O T M W O T
Hispanics of any race 32 16 16 0 32 15 17 0 30 17 13 0 94
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 17 6 11 0 18 7 11 0 17 7 10 0 52
Black or African American 17 6 11 0 17 4 13 0 14 5 9 0 48
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 11 4 7 0 14 4 10 0 13 4 9 0 38
Total Minority 77 32 45 0 81 30 51 0 74 33 41 0 232
White 85 48 37 0 105 51 54 0 118 68 50 0 308
Nonresident Alien 8 5 3 0 4 2 2 0 8 2 6 0 20
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
Total 173 86 87 0 191 84 107 0 201 104 97 0 565

1L Tuition and Fees 2020-2021

Per Quarter: Resident Fees Non-Resident Fees Other Fees
Full-Time $21,450 $2,046 $0 $0 $0 $0
Part-Time $0 $0 $0 $0
Per Credit: Resident Fees Non-Resident Fees Other Fees
Full-Time $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Part-Time $0 $0 $0 $0
Tuition Guarantee Program No

Living Expenses  2020-2021

Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
Living on campus Living off campus Living at home
$39,453 $44,223 $0

Conditional Scholarships 2019-2020

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

J.D. Degrees Awarded 2019-2020

Hispanics of any race 25
American Indian or Alaska Native 0
Asian 19
Black or African American 8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0
Two or More Races 11
Total Minority 63
White 112
Nonresident Alien 2
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 4
Total 181

Grants and Scholarships 2019-2020

Total Full-Time Part-Time
# % # % # %
Total number of students 567 100 567 100 0 0
Total number receiving grants 322 57 322 57 0 0
Less than 1/2 tuition 148 26 148 26 0 0
Half to full tuition 149 26 149 26 0 0
Full tuition 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than full tuition 25 4 25 4 0 0
75th Percentile grant amount $46,036 $0
50th Percentile grant amount $33,599 $0
25th Percentile grant amount $20,731 $0

Academic Attrition 2019-2020

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 2019-2020

JD1 JD2 JD3 UL
T M W O % T M W O T M W O %
Hispanics of any race 1 1 0 0 3.3 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 1 1 0 0 2.7
Black or African American 1 1 0 0 6.3 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 2 2 0 0 2.6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.7
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 2 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.3

Transfers 2019-2020

JD1 Transfer Out 0
Transfers In* 14
75th Percentile JD1 GPA 4.08
50th Percentile JD1 GPA 3.97
25th Percentile JD1 GPA 3.93
*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 2
Columbia University 1
Cornell University 2
Emory University 1
Harvard University 1
New York University 2
University of San Francisco 1
University of Southern California 1

Bar Passage Report

Ultimate Bar Passage

Calendar Year of Graduation 2018
A Number of graduates in calendar year 193
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 184
# who passed 182
% that passed 98.91%
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) 98.91%
E Number with no information 3
F Number who did not take a bar examination
Within one years of graduation
Within two years of graduation 6

First Time Bar Passage

Calendar Year 2020
A Total Graduates in Calendar Year* 183
B # from Calendar Year NOT taking Bar Exam 24
C # from Previous Years Taking Bar for First Time in Calendar Year 14
D Number of Early Takers 0
E # from Calendar Year with no information 5
F Total First Time Takers in any jurisdiction 168
G Total who passed the bar in any jurisdiction 165
H Law School weighted average pass rate 98.22%
I ABA first time weighted average pass rate 78.64%
J Difference In Weighted Average 19.58%
K Graduates who have been admitted or have applications pending to be admitted via diploma privilege
# of Diploma Privilege 3
% that passed (incl. Diploma Privilege) 98.25%

* Total graduate count excludes Early Takers who also graduated in 2020.

Details 2020:

Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State Pass % for ABA approved law schools Difference
CALIFORNIA 83 80 96.39 77.86 18.53
NEW YORK 18 18 100.00 85.93 14.07
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 16 16 100.00 75.01 24.99
ILLINOIS 11 11 100.00 80.99 19.01
18 REMAINING JURISDICTION 40 40 100.00 78.93 21.07