Is Stanford Law the right fit for you?

If you’re open to learning law in an environment ideally suited to intensive, interdisciplinary education, we invite you to apply to SLS.

Although our admissions process is selective — only 6.28 percent of applicants are accepted — we encourage all who share our passion for innovation, collaboration and making a difference through law to apply.

SLS is a community characterized by excellence. Measured in GPA and LSAT percentiles, admitted students are high performers, and they grow into graduates of exceptional impact. We also value diversity in many forms: cultures, backgrounds, ambitions, perspectives. The combination makes for a collegial culture in which students and faculty inspire, challenge and learn from each other while they contribute to the future of law.

So, are you looking for a law school that will open pathways to opportunity, connect you with inspiring peers and mentors and focus your attention on the future — starting with your future? If your answer is yes, we’d like to learn more about you.

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Discover the unmatched advantages that distinguish Stanford Law School— and that transform SLS students into exceptional lawyers and leaders.
Stanford University: Explore the university’s top-ranked schools and departments, an innovation-driven intellectual community, and diverse sports and cultural activities. Joint Degrees: Choose from 32 or design your own. Interdisciplinary Living and Learning: Share space with graduate students from across campus in modern Munger Residences, designed to foster community, interaction, and discussion.
Legal Luminaries: Study with faculty members who are opening new frontiers in law, from net neutrality to Supreme Court practice and criminal procedure. Faculty Discussion Seminars: Explore robot ethics, capitalism reimagined, the problem with policing, religion, identity and the law, and other provocative topics with faculty and classmates. New Areas of Law: Learn law’s role in the digital realm at the law school whose pioneering programs cover everything from artificial intelligence and machine learning to cyber security.
Full-time Clinics: Immerse yourself in individualized, hands-on learning through any of the 11 full-time clinics, without the distraction of any other coursework. Law & Policy Lab: Assess policies and legal pathways to address the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis, examine mandatory arbitration and NDAs for gender discrimination claims, and evaluate whether opening up the legal services market can increase access to justice, and many other critical questions. Global Opportunities: Spend a week with professors and peers in South Africa, Thailand, India and The Netherlands or a 10-week immersion in international law and finance through the Global Quarter at SLS and abroad.
Projects with Impact: Get involved with projects making a real-world difference through our many programs and centers focused on issues as wide-ranging as cyber policy, the legal profession, criminal justice, and regulation, evaluation and governance. Public Interest/Public Service: Prepare to advance the public good and social justice, through dedicated classes, clinics, pro bono work, externships, and mentorships, with career support and financial assistance.
From Student to Scholar: Gain exposure to legal scholarship, produce it, and prepare to be the next generation of law professors or academics. Clerkships: Learn the inner workings of the judicial system, hone your skills, and advance the law by clerking for a justice on the U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, or U.S. Supreme Court—a strong SLS tradition.
California Comforts: Ponder your moot court argument on a run in the foothills or a bike trek to the coast— any day of the year. Unconventional Community: Expand your horizons as part of the unique start-up culture that thrives in our anything-is-possible Silicon Valley neighborhood.
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SLS financial aid adds up to opportunity

Commitment to Access

We are committed to providing financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue a Stanford Law education.

Need-based Aid

Aid is based on demonstrated financial need, and is provided through a combination of tuition fellowships, government loans and private loans. The average fellowship portion is approximately $23,500 per student per year.

Public Service Support

Students who choose public service careers may receive annual fellowships, funding for summer work and generous loan repayment options.

Why SLS?

Ingrid Price, JD ‘13:

“Most important to me about Stanford is the value the school places on education beyond the classroom that has allowed me to carve my own niche here.”

Steve Bunnell, JD ’86, Partners, O’Melveny & Meyers LLP:

“For me, going to Stanford meant picking the road less traveled, and I have been grateful ever since for making the choice I did. It was a wonderful educational and personal experience — one that continues to pay dividends more than 25 years later.”

Thomas R. Pack, JD ’12, Associate Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher:

“The diversity of backgrounds and perspectives at SLS, combined with the school’s small size, fosters incredible personal and academic growth. I’ve never had such close friends with whom I vehemently disagree on so many things.”