The needs and ambitions of today’s students drive our unique offerings.
Immersive, interdisciplinary, collaborative, future-focused — Stanford Law’s distinctive approach to legal education generates one-of-a-kind programs for students. Because our graduates will practice at the intersection of law and business, or medicine, or engineering, or technology, or social science — to name just a few frontiers — we leverage Stanford University’s broad intellectual resources to make the study of law interdisciplinary. Our clinics stand out as full-time training experiences in which you can hone skills without distraction. A growing global initiative cultivates insights across geographies while more than 20 practicums provide living laboratories for policy-making. Small-group seminars in faculty homes promote free-wheeling discussion. And because we are always innovating, the list of only-at-SLS opportunities will continue to grow as the needs and ambitions of next-generation lawyers evolve.
The practice of law is not defined by traditional disciplinary boundaries. Neither is an SLS education, which takes interdisciplinary learning to new levels.
Intensive overseas study trips
With a small group of peers and mentors, travel for 7 to 10 days to The Hague, Beijing, Sao Paolo, or another international destination for a short-term immersion as part of your SLS academic experience — and earn law school credits.
New "Going Global" course
Introduction to Global Legal Practice — aka Going Global — opens your eyes to the practice of law in a global context and prepares you to serve clients whose international interests cross the boundaries between law and business.
Foreign exchange programs
Gain first-hand experience of another country’s legal system and culture through an established SLS program with any of six foreign law schools, or petition to study at the foreign law school of your choice.
Law and Policy Lab
Programs and Centers
The Legal Design Lab
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The Legal Design Lab in the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession is an interdisciplinary team from both the law school and the d.school working at the intersection of human centered design, technology, and law to build a new generation of legal products and services. The Lab runs a variety of projects in partnership with outside entities ranging from large companies to non-profits to state and federal governments. We offer classes, including Introduction to Legal Design, and policy labs. And we conduct research into how design, innovation, and technology are changing the legal profession.