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Stanford Law School

Rank 2 (USNWR 2022)
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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 2 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Stanford Law School is approximately 184.

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 170 172 175
GPA 3.81 3.91 3.99
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 5685 89
# Admissions offers 357 -
Class size 184 50
% Accepted 6.3% 99
% Yield 45.1% 92

During the 2022 application cycle, 5,685 people applied and 357 were offered admission.

Stanford University has a 1L class size of 184, and yield of 45.10%. 161 out of 357 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 45.10% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Stanford University has a median LSAT of 172. The 25th percentile LSAT is 170 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 175.

The median GPA is 3.91. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.81 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.99.

Stanford Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,193 applicants for the 2021-2022 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.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
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How much does Stanford Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Stanford Law School

In 2022, tuition was $66,396 and the annual cost of attending was $111,153 (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

JD graduates from Stanford University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $68,563.

54.3% of law graduates from Stanford University go directly to work for law firms, while 27.4% clerk for a judge. 12.0% of graduates go into public interest.

96.8% of Stanford University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

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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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Was the Stanford deposit deadline May 1 or is it May 15? I've heard some conflicting stuff haha
stanford A!!! Friends pls don't lose hope!!!
@reachingstars: Question for anyone admitted to SLS - what does your status tracker post-acceptance?
nothing changes besides Current Status and Current Status Date become blank
so that means Decision Status, Decision Status Date, and Mailings stay blank (they were blank before)
and no email so far I think they are mailing admissions material package via fedex
which arrives like in three days (for me it's tmrw)
Did you receive a call from them?
I have a DLS on my tracker but no dates, no mailings, and no decision status date
@reachingstars: thank you!! I was also admitted recently and am waiting for the package. The housing lottery deadline passed on May 3, so I'm eager to find out how to handle that as a late admit...
Does anyone know by when we will know our outcome? would it be okay if I call and ask?
My status checker does not say dls yet just submitted for review and the date I turned it in for December
dls no date is R, right? No possibility of WL?
dls without anything else is unfortunately an r
When did y’all get your status checkers?
I applied a few days before the deadline and haven’t received a status checker. I don’t know if this is a good or bad sign. I’m guessing that because I’m below both means that they didn’t review my application right away. Maybe held onto it because I’m URM NA. It’s kinda driving me nuts and I think I should start mentally committing to my lower T-14 acceptance
just email them and ask for it
Thank you. Is the Lawhub status checker accurate?
i'm sorry, i couldn't say. not familiar with it and haven't used it
just checked it and no, it's not accurate, at least for me.
I appreciate it. Mine updated a fews days ago saying that I’ve been submitted for review. A little frustrating.
I sent a nice email, hopefully it doesn’t impact anything. But who knows.
i doubt it. i sent one too and got in :)
Has anyone gotten off waitlist?
@AnxiousExistence: sorry I don’t know. I have Stanfords phd offer too so I entered the housing lottery before deadline and before I knew I was admitted
@LushEasyGibbon: I'm still on the waitlist. I've been scrolling here and Reddit, and I haven't heard of anybody get off the WL yet
WL usually doesnt move until mid/late June
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