The most important classroom at SLS is the community our students, faculty and alumni create together.
At Stanford Law, we follow our own approach to legal education — one that is student-focused and community-inspired. Admitting fewer students than most other leading law schools, we sustain a close-knit culture, free of the traditional student/faculty hierarchy, in which it’s easy for students, faculty, staff and alumni to interconnect. In an atmosphere of comradery, academic pressure gives way to true intellectual stimulation. Competition becomes collaboration. Ideas evolve into solutions. Mentors become friends. Studying law becomes an enlightening, enriching experience at a school that strives to deliver the best learning experience possible.
Dynamic, Driven, Diverse …
Student to faculty ratio of 7.3 to 1
Fewer students per faculty member means more opportunities for conversations and connections that make the difference between studying law and mastering it. SLS faculty members are here to spark original thinking, to help you customize an SLS education to your interests, and to support your ambitions.
60+ SLS student organizations
SLS student organizations are your chance to make a difference on issues that matter to you while you build teamwork and leadership skills. Participation puts you in the collegial company of SLS peers who share your interests in law.
Stanford University community and resources
World-leading schools and departments; Silicon Valley connections; museums, performances, and cultural events; sports and entertainment; Northern California’s iconic landscape and relaxed lifestyle — all are among the Stanford advantages that enrich life at SLS.
Interdisciplinary Living and Learning
At the heart of the Stanford campus and the center of university life, Munger Residence is an on-campus home base created specifically for Stanford Law and other Stanford graduate students. Lawyers-in-training had direct input in the design process, resulting in a setting that supports lively interaction among students in and beyond law, business and the sciences while providing respite from the intensity of law school.
Munger Residence brings the best of campus housing design to Stanford, where the limitless exchange of ideas fuels learning and innovation. Open common areas; architecture that fosters community; the largest apartments on campus, with contemporary appointments and amenities; a café and convenience store — all contribute to a comfortable, collaborative living environment enriched by cross-disciplinary dialogue.learn more
SLS at Large
Around the country and across the globe. In the halls of policymaking and in the highest court in the land. On the front lines of international and community issues and in leading corporations. Leveraging creativity in startups and building bridges between law and medicine, environmental science, education, and more. Training and inspiring the next generation of lawyers and leaders … you will find SLS graduates virtually everywhere. Their close connections to the law school enrich the student experience.