A Stanford Law dean once joked that her school offered aspiring lawyers the best of both worlds — a world-class education “in paradise.”
She had a good point. Stanford students receive top-flight legal training from an outstanding faculty, conducted on the grounds of a beautifully designed, beautifully located campus located about a half-hour’s drive south of San Francisco. Students can enjoy amenities like state-of-the-art classrooms and a top-notch law library against a backdrop of swaying palm trees and views of San Francisco Bay.
Additional benefits of attending Stanford Law include small class sizes (Stanford’s enrollment is even smaller than Yale’s), a low student-to-faculty ratio, and a wide range of classes, programs, and concentrations. Stanford’s programs in international and comparative law, business and corporate law, intellectual property law, criminal law, tax law, public interest law, labor law, litigation, and mediation are all considered among the best in the nation. Stanford pioneered the use of legal clinics in law education and continues to offer students many opportunities to practice their skills under the mentorship of experienced professionals. Stanford Law is also unusual in allowing first-year students to take elective courses, in their second semester.
Stanford is also — not surprisingly — one of the most competitive law schools in the U.S. Its admission rate regularly dips below 10 per cent. The cost of living in the San Francisco area also makes Stanford one of the more expensive law schools to attend. However, graduates are well compensated for that cost by receiving an outstanding education and gaining membership in an alumni network, both of which will serve them well throughout their careers.
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Phone: (650) 723 -2465
The final application deadline is February 3. (11:59 p.m. PST if you want to be technical and really want to procrastinate though we wouldn’t recommend doing so!)
Number of 2014 applicants: 3,795
Number of 2014 matriculants: 179
Median LSAT: 171
Median GPA: 3.87
LSAT range (25 to 75 percentile): 169 to 173
GPA range (25 to 75 percentile): 3.76 to 3.95
Tuition (2014-2015): $52,530
Room, board and other: $29,196
Total estimated cost of attendance: $80,340
Students who receive grants: 53.6%
Median grant amount: $21,938
Student to Faculty Ratio: 7.3 to 1