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Stanford Law School is a graduate school at Stanford University located near Palo Alto, California, United States, in Silicon Valley. The Law School was established in 1893 when former President Benjamin Harrison joined the faculty as the first professor of law. It employs about 50 faculty and hosts over 500 students who are working towards their Juris Doctor. Stanford Law School is one of the most prestigious and elite law schools in the United States, typically ranking in the top three in the US News & World Report annual rankings of law schools and currently ranked second. The late Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist and former Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor are both Stanford alumni, as is Chief Justice of California Ronald M. George.
|(Admissions Dean) Admissions@law.stanford.edu|
|(Location) Stanford, CA|
Stanford Law School is considered a Highly Competitive law school, which accepts only 12% of its applicants. Comparatively, Stanford is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
|Class of 2024||3847||433 (11.26%)||180 (4.7%)|
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Application Fee : $100
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Stanford Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Stanford is Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Stanford University 1L section size is 48% larger than law schools in California and 49% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Stanford University class of 2019 had an employment rate of 96% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2019, 92.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.