Opportunity and impact start with a degree from Stanford Law.

Whether you set your sights on a big-city firm or a startup, the halls of policymaking or the highest court in the land, international business or justice on a global scale — or anything in between — consider a degree from Stanford Law your ticket to opportunity and impact.  Earned in an atmosphere of excellence and creative collaboration, an SLS JD, joint degree or advanced degree connotes deep experience, leadership abilities, team skills and a commitment to advancing innovative solutions through law.

Just a few years out of law school, I get to serve others as a constitutional lawyer and college professor. I am perpetually astounded by and grateful for the doors Stanford has opened and continues to open, as well as for the school’s continuing support.

Geoffrey King, JD ‘09 Internet Advocacy Coordinator at Committee to Protect Journalists and Lecturer at UC Berkeley

SLS Degree Programs


An intensive program offered in an environment that is collegial and interdisciplinary, on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities.

One-year master's degree programs and a doctoral degree (JSD) for international graduate students who have earned a law degree outside the United States.

Where will an SLS degree take you?

The careers of our alumni demonstrate that an SLS degree opens doors everywhere. From Chicago to Singapore, Wall Street to Silicon Valley, the European Union to Washington, D.C. — you will find Stanford Law graduates wherever people and organizations need lawyers and leaders with the intelligence, experience, values, perspective and passion to make a difference.


Am Law 100 firms that employ SLS alumni as attorneys


Median starting salary for a graduate of the Class of 2014 (private sector)


Consecutive years SLS graduates have clerked for justices on the U.S. Supreme Court


Students in a typical class who clerk after graduation