New Employee Information

Welcome to Stanford Law School!

Paul Brest
Paul Brest, Interim Dean and Professor of Law, Emeritus


I’m delighted that you have decided to join our community.  You are now part of one of the nation’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. Our alumni are among the most influential decision makers in law, politics, business, and high technology. Our faculty members argue before the Supreme Court, testify before Congress, produce outstanding legal scholarship and empirical analysis, and contribute regularly to the nation’s press as legal and policy experts. SLS has established a new model for legal education that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, global perspective, and focus on public service, spearheading a movement for change. Our students are the leaders of tomorrow.  And, our wonderful staff make this all possible. 

Again welcome!

Welcome Video

Welcome to Stanford Law School!  We hope you will find the information on this page helpful as you start your career at SLS.  Watch this video for helpful tips and to get to know some of your colleagues!



Your To-Do List

Things to Do in the Next 30 Days:

We’ve put together a list of reminders for you not to forget since we know how busy and time-consuming starting a new position can be.  You can find the list of items below.

Payroll and Information About Time Off

Pay dates fall on the 7th and 22nd of each month.  If those dates fall on a holiday or weekend, you will be paid on the business day prior.

Non-Exempt Employees and Breaks:

  • A non-exempt employee must be provided with an unpaid meal period of at least 30 minutes after no more than five hours of work, and a second meal period of at least 30 minutes after no more than ten hours of work.
  • In addition, the university provides non-exempt employees a 15 minute paid rest period for each four hours of work or “major fraction” of four hours of work. A 15 minute rest break should not be added to extend a 30 minute meal break and should not be taken at the very beginning or end of shift. You do not need to record the 15 minute rest break in your timecard.
  • If for some reason you have not been able to take your rest break, please notify your supervisor.  
  • See the Administrative Guide for further detail.

Policies on Paid Absences:

Leaves of Absences:

  • Information about the Family Medical Leave Act can be found here.
  • Information about Family Care and Parental Bonding Leave can be here.

The IDEAL Learning Journey

Help us build awareness, strengthen skills and apply positive approaches in our daily interactions so we feel respected and have a sense of belonging.

Learn more about The IDEAL Learning Journey. 

*Note, new employees will be able to enroll in the journey on the first of the month following their hire date.  Please speak with your supervisor about starting your journey.

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SLS Newsletters

Law@Stanford is a bi-weekly e-newsletter for alumni and friends of the Law School. Each issue highlights the latest School news as well as upcoming Law School events taking place on the Stanford campus and around the country.

Housing Information


Employees who are relocating may want to explore the following resources for housing options in the area:

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