Recruiting Policies

SLS Recruiting Policies 2024

Recruiting Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

The recruiting policies and guidelines of Stanford Law School have been developed to contribute to a positive and successful experience for students and recruiters. These guidelines are designed to support the academic mission of the School. Stanford Law School’s Policy on non-discrimination in employment has been in effect since 1985 and parallels the policy required of member schools by the Association of American Law Schools:

Stanford Law School is committed to providing equal opportunity to obtain employment. Stanford Law School opens its facilities and services only to employers who do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Stanford Law School considers caste to be a characteristic included within the school’s current ban on discrimination and harassment based on race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, and ancestry.

The non-discrimination policy permits, and the School encourages, lawful affirmative action in hiring women and the members of minority groups that are under-represented in the legal profession.

Grading System Explanation

Stanford Law School’s grading is primarily based on an Honors/Pass system, which was adopted in the fall of 2008. Please use the information in our detailed explanation to interpret our students’ transcripts. If you have additional questions regarding our grading system, feel free to contact our office.

COVID-19 Related Changes to Grading System:

2019-2020 Academic Year: For winter and spring quarters a majority of classes for all class levels were graded MPH (Mandatory Pass/ Restricted/Fail for health reasons)

2020-2021 Academic Year: For fall quarter all 1L classes were graded MPH

For Stanford University’s general grading policy, please click here

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Release of Student Information

The Law School will not release to any third party, except with the consent of the student, data pertaining to the student’s educational record. Employers wishing grade information may ask the student to submit a Law School grade sheet.

For Confirmation of Diplomas

Stanford degrees and periods of attendance are matters of public information and may be released to employers. You may refer such questions directly to the Information Secretary, Office of the Registrar, Old Union Bldg., Rm. 141, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.