Only-at-SLS

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

Interdisciplinary Learning

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formal joint degree programs

Unlimited

opportunities to customize your own joint degree

3 years


time in which most JD/Master's degrees can be completed

The W. A. Franke Global Law Program

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.

Mills Legal Clinic

The Clinic gives students the opportunity to exercise the whole range of human rights lawyering skills: fact-finding in the field, working in partnership with victims and victims’ communities, litigation support in domestic and international fora, and public and private advocacy.

Beth Van Schaack, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights

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Law and Policy Lab

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Projects with Impact

Faculty Discussion Seminars

When I came to Stanford, I was struck by the intimacy of the law school. I thought we could take advantage of that by creating opportunities for small groups of students to interact with faculty members outside the classroom, in informal, intellectually stimulating environments that would foster the kinds of bonds that are difficult to forge at larger institutions. We introduced the concept and two weeks later we had eleven commitments for seminars.

Elizabeth Magill, Former Dean, Stanford Lawyer, Issue 89

The Legal Design Lab


(video credit: d.school)

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.

Learn more about the Legal Design Lab