The SLS Office of Student Affairs is available to help law students navigating hardship, including personal or academic issues. If you are experiencing any kind of hardship, please reach out so we can help connect you to resources at SLS, on campus, and beyond. Below is a sample of the resources available to assist law students. Be sure to check out our Wellness@SLS page for additional resources.
John W. Dalton, Director of Academic Success, is available for academic and bar exam advising, as well as individual counseling to assist students with academic skills-building. John can be reached at email@example.com.
Well-Being at Stanford features resources that connect students to immediate help, health and wellness, and communities of support. Resources for faculty, staff and families are also featured.
If you encounter issues within the classroom and are uncomfortable contacting the instructor directly, contact Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at (650) 723-6203, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students needing accommodations are required to register with Stanford’s Office of Accessible Education (OAE) and meet with an OAE staff member to determine appropriate accommodations. If you have questions about this process, please reach out to Holly Parrish. Holly serves as the support person for law students with disabilities.
Emergency exam rescheduling is possible. Contact Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at (650) 723-6203, email@example.com or Alberto Martin, Registrar, (650) 725-0147, firstname.lastname@example.org, before the exam is scheduled to begin. Further exam information is available in the Student Handbook or on the Student Affairs web page. Students should not contact instructors directly for emergency exam rescheduling.
The university has financial support programs in place for graduate students experiencing financial hardship. In addition, the law school’s Opportunity Fund provides support as well.
If you question a particular grade, the first thing to do is contact the instructor who gave you that grade. If, after that, you still feel the grade was unwarranted, you may file a grade grievance pursuant to Stanford’s Student Academic Grievance Procedure. That procedure can be found in the SLS Student Handbook and at https://law.stanford.edu/office-of-student-affairs/student-handbook/
Honor Code/Fundamental Standard
Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, can answer many questions about the Honor Code and the Fundamental Standard. You may also contact the Office of Community Standards at (650) 725-2485.
If you have roommate or other housing issues, contact your residence office or the Graduate Life Office.
Mental Health Resources
Please see our Wellness@SLS page for a full list of wellness resources.
The University Ombuds Office is a confidential resource for students, faculty, and staff to assist in resolving conflicts. An Ombuds can be reached at email@example.com or (650) 497-1542. For more information, visit ombuds.stanford.edu.
Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, can provide advice and perspective. She can be reached at (650) 723-6203, or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, Holly Parrish, Associate Director for Student Affairs, is available to counsel students. Holly can be reached at (650) 725-0764, or email@example.com.
Substance Use and Abuse
Please see our Wellness@SLS page, which includes resources for disordered coping.
Sexual Assault/Harassment and Domestic Violence
The SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education) Title IX Office is the University’s central resource for redressing and preventing sexual harassment and violence issues experienced by all Stanford community members. Formed in September of 2020, the SHARE Title IX Office brings together in collaboration the teams of the former Title IX, SHPO, and SARA Offices. The YWCA Stanford Rape Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day at (650) 725-9955.