Stanford Law School

Rank 1 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Stanford Law School
  • Stanford University
  • SLS

Stanford Law School is a law school located in Stanford, California. The school was ranked 1 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Stanford Law School is approximately 178.

Admissions website: https://law.stanford.edu/apply/

Admissions email: admissions@law.stanford.edu

Admissions phone: 650 723.4985

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Stanford Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 170 173 176
GPA 3.84 3.92 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 4882 89
# Admissions offers 336 -
Class size 178 53
% Accepted 6.9% 100
% Yield 47.3% 95

During the 2024 application cycle, 4,882 people applied and 336 were offered admission.

Stanford University has a 1L class size of 178, and yield of 47.32%. 159 out of 336 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 47.32% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Stanford University has a median LSAT of 173. The 25th percentile LSAT is 171 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 175.

The median GPA is 3.95. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.83 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.99.

Stanford Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,296 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending Stanford Law School

In 2024, tuition was $68,997 and the annual cost of attending was $115,230 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Stanford Law School employment outcomes

97.1% of Stanford University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School is part of Stanford University, one of the world’s best research institutions. This connection provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation.

Stanford University is a private university located in the heart of Silicon Valley, just 35 miles south of San Francisco and next door to Palo Alto. The university’s 8,180 acres stretch between the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the cities of Palo Alto and Menlo Park. This part of the US offers an ideal Mediterranean climate of dry, warm summers and temperate winters.

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@FlynnRoadStar: Did the admit office tell people openly that the class is overenrolled/they don't plan to take ppl from WL? Are they trying to get ppl to defer? Just curious lol
I have heard anecdotally from other admits that they have made it SUPER easy to get a deferral! Like in most years they don't allow that many but this year they are allowing it super easily. But no lol they haven't announced anything to us about over-enrollment explicitly
I wonder how law schools miss the mark on their yield projection and over enroll. I guess it's up to chance, the cycle, and applicant pool?
@FlynnRoadStar: Thanks! Last question: is the chat completely maintained by the AO? Do they auto-remove ppl who didn't deposit/withdraw? Or is it on the onus of the applicant to do so?
btw this is complete hopium
I'd love to go to SLS but unless Dean Deal feels like magically doubling the class size it doesn't look good LOL.
@FlynnRoadStar Thanks for being transparent on the current class pool.
they auto-remove! i know that from two friends who withdrew and were auto-removed
all good guys :) happy to help
Damn ok. Again, what are they going to do re: handling 70+ extra students than normal? That's like several more sections and 1L classes, no?
@matchalulu: totally agree it's such a crazy calculus
I wish the office could be transparent and tell applicants the class is full. HLS/YLS are being transparent... SLS clearly isn't lol
@TheOneWhoHonk: no clue! we haven't received any official news. I bet a few more folks will defer/defect to HY over the summer. I think the classes have been as high as 200-210 in past years so if they get down to that maybe they're okay?
Is it possible that some of the 250 in the group chat are AO and current students? I find it crazy they are over by 70 students. Hope that doesn't dilute the 1L experience for those attending.
@matchalulu: they told us explicitly it's just admits, it was funny i think they were trying to tell us "say whatever you want there aren't any admit officers here" lol
@FlynnRoadStar hehe lol
I hope they send out an update soon. Or at least be like Penn and say the class is full
I'll stay on but i hope the SLS office can temper expectations
@TheOneWhoHonk: for sure stay on! it can't hurt. and i bet dean deal will release everyone when it's truly a 0% chance
hope so! I'll keep a sliver of hope but thanks for the detailed response, that helps me plan a bit more for the fall
The admitted students chat has over 250 people but the committed students group (which hasn't been mentioned) has about 130 people. Now, there may be more than that given that some admits may not know about the chat but I think it's safe to conclude all 180 seats haven't been filled yet.
(from an admit who plans to attend SLS)
I write this to provide some perspective and hope for waitlisted applicants.
Even without this info, I would take the claims that adcoms told students the class is full with a grain of salt. SLS is well known for having an opaque admissions process - people aren't released from the waitlist until the first day of classes. Also, dean deal has been doing this for over 30 years - I'm sure they admitted the amount they did factoring in typical yield rates and expecting to use their waitlist. In the event they overenrolled, there's no way it would be by 50+ students
Appreciate the message! I'll stay on regardless, but hoping some spots do open up. Who knows?
For folks on the waitlist, did your Lawhub status tracker update to reflect your waitlist position? It still says my application has been submitted for review even though I got the WL email last month.
it says DLS for mine
but I didn't receive any physical letter yet. just that email with attachments.
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