Constitutional Law

The U.S. Constitution is the foundation of our democracy and the source of ongoing debate, interpretation and study with implications for every aspect of our society.  And the study of the Constitution and our laws is fundamental to the training of future lawyers and leaders.

Stanford Law School’s offerings in the area of Constitutional Law are vast and deep, with roughly a third of our faculty recognized as prominent scholars and experts across all facets and questions pertaining to constitutional law.  The unique legal education students receive at Stanford Law builds on the work of our distinguished and influential faculty and offers experiential learning via active academic programs and centers, like our Constitutional Law Center studying timely issues, policy lab practicums that allow for timely policy work for real clients, student journals, activities and events put on by student organizations, unlimited interdisciplinary opportunities across campus, and a first-of-its-kind and renowned Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.  Through this clinic, Stanford Law students have had an unparalleled learning opportunity to work on 260 U.S. Supreme Court cases since the clinic’s founding in 2004, and Stanford Law students have represented a party in roughly one out of every 12 cases the Supreme Court has decided on the merits, with victories for the clinic’s clients in a substantial majority of the cases.

Faculty on Point

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Stanford Legal

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  • Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law
  • Faculty Director, Stanford Center for Racial Justice

  • Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law
  • Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

  • Provost
  • Professor of Law
  • Frederick Emmons Terman Professorship
  • Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

  • Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law
  • Professor, by courtesy, English
  • Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life

  • James B. McClatchy Professor of Law
  • Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Co-Director, Cyber Policy Center
  • Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
  • Professor, by courtesy, Communications


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Policy Lab Practicums

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