Student Life

At Stanford Law, we follow our own approach to legal education. Academic pressure gives way to true intellectual stimulation. Competition becomes collaboration. Mentors become friends. And learning law becomes an enlightening, enriching, inspiring experience.

We dedicate our resources to a single mission: to make the three years that students spend immersed in the study of law the best experience possible.

Students Reflect On What Makes The Stanford Law School Community Unique

Volunteering & Public Interest

Stanford Law School recognizes the importance of serving the community and encourages students to volunteer and participate in public interest projects. With over 20 volunteering opportunities, the Stanford Law School Pro Bono Program allows students to utilize their legal skills in unpaid public service, from finding legal referrals for asylum seekers to ensuring consumer protection and wildlife preservation.

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Student Resources and Student Affairs

Living at Stanford

The Graduate Life Office ( GLO ), a unit in the Student Affairs division, is a source of comprehensive and impartial guidance and information about all aspects of life as a graduate student that can help students with many personal, academic, and financial issues.

Stanford Law School, located in the City of Palo Alto at the heart of Silicon Valley, is 45 minutes from San Francisco, 30 minutes from the beach, and 3 1/2 hours from the snow. More than 100 years old, Palo Alto is home to approximately 61,000 residents. The city has over 300 local restaurants and offers access to outdoor hiking and a myriad of cultural activities.

The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) at Stanford University has a strong commitment to maintaining a diverse and stimulating academic community. Students with disabilities, actively participating in the various aspects of life at Stanford, are an essential part of that diversity. So that all students at Stanford have an equal opportunity for personally and academically rewarding experiences, the OAE provides a wide array of accommodations, support services, auxiliary aids and programs to remove barriers to full participation in the life of the University.

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Munger Graduate Residence

Made possible with a generous gift from Charles T. Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and his wife Nancy Munger (BA ’45), the Munger Graduate Residence is a new concept in interdisciplinary living and learning at Stanford University. A five-building housing complex, the Munger Residence was designed—with the direct input of students—specifically for Stanford Law and Stanford University graduate students. It is the very best in campus housing design.

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