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.
Students Reflect on Opportunities at SLS
21st century lawyers can expect to engage with people, legal systems, businesses, governments and multilateral institutions from around the globe. The new W A Franke Global Law Program prepares tomorrow’s law and business leaders for this reality in four ways.
Projects with Impact
Programs and Centers
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The Legal Design Lab in the Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford 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.