A Stanford Law School 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 Law School 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 School 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. The cost of living in the San Francisco area also makes Stanford Law one of the more expensive 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.
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Phone: (650) 723 -2465
The final application deadline is February 1. (11:59 p.m. PST if you want to be technical and really want to procrastinate though we wouldn’t recommend doing so!)
Stanford Law students must start in the fall.
Number of 2017 applicants: 3,952
Number of 2017 matriculants: 164
Median LSAT: 171
Median GPA: 3.90
LSAT range (25 to 75 percentile): 168 to 173
GPA range (25 to 75 percentile): 3.79 to 3.95
Tuition (2017-2018): $58,041
Room, board and other: $34,581
Total estimated cost of attendance (2017-2018): $92,622
Students who receive grants: 45%
Median grant amount: $25,405
Stanford Law School does not award conditional scholarships that can be reduced or eliminated.
Bar passage differential: 26.6%
Transfers out: 1
Net transfers: 7