Stanford University Law School

Stanford University Law School

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It consistently ranks as one of the top law schools in the country, so it’s no secret that Stanford University Law School is the elite law school option in the San Francisco area and California.  With a 96.59% percent bar pass rate, 95.70% percent employment rate, and an average first year class size of 60, Stanford is a leader in almost all categories for law schools in the Bay Area. 

Stanford’s newly opened law building provides faculty suites where students can meet with their professors, in addition to seminar and conference rooms and a legal clinic.

One area where Stanford has seen recent change is its provision for formal joint degree programs. The school offers 27 different formal joint degrees, allowing students to take advantage of the expertise of Stanford University’s other graduate programs while also earning a law degree. Student response to the joint degree offering has been strong, and the programs have grown nine times in the last six years.

All those benefits come with a hefty price tag — $60,2704 per year. But Stanford balances the tuition bill by awarding the highest median grant amount of any school in San Francisco, $25405. Just slightly under half of all students, 45.00% percent, receive some type of grant award.   

Admission Profile
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75th Percentile1733.95
25th Percentile1683.75
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$25405
Percent receiving grants45.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 91.40%
NJ Employment90.21
Bar Passage96.59%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2019: Most Diverse: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Entertainment Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy