Stanford Law School

Rank 2 (USNWR 2022)
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 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 1,196 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.

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

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

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 private 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.

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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yes @flagrantspicypiranha, my login info came in a separate email like a month after I submitted
does anyone know when the stanford wl and r waves are coming?
[] PoliteVersedDormouse
@waitlistiscoming: Rs seem to be coming on pace with As. Last year's first WL wave was 3/18.
I applied end of December and still haven't gotten an email saying my app is complete
should I reach out
yes please
@siredwardelgar: big fan of your work
I submitted on Feb 7th, and never received a status check. Emailed them and received an email with the status check within 1 day. I also got UR a week after submitting (Feb 14th)
Did you get a UR before getting your status check?
any feb applicants get accepted
I emailed to get a status check a week ago (applied 2/6) and no response. Should I send another email? They don’t answer the phone. 😔 I just don’t want to irritate them.
applied beginning of December and my app has been in review since 12/13... losing hope everyday
Mine's been in review since late September LOL
i just randomly got my status checker this morning and i applied in jan
I saw some comments on Reddit saying stanford‘s portal saying a decision has been sent is the same for A’s?
And that some people didn’t pick up or it was too late in their time zone so they received an email from the Dean instead?
@luckygirlSLS: That's exactly right! That's what happened to me
@formerwarnerhuntington: do you know if your portal changed before/after you got contacted by email?
Finally got my app processed. Submitted my app February 6th lol
@luckygirlSLS: I also received only email and the status checker didn't update until later
anyone know when the next sls a wave will be? or e wave?
@Mickyddd: I’m not sure they do big waves.
I think it’s kind of a trickle until the end unfortunately
How do they notify for rejection?
Was going over the admissions page earlier & it said some apps are held off for second review in april. Could it be that many of the people that have been UR for months are going to be part of the second review
@DizzyTearfulLoon: physical letter, you’ll see DLS in tracker apparently
@DizzyTearfulLoon: your portal will be updated with a banner indicating that a decision has been rendered. Then they will send you the decision via snaIl mail.
oh! they mail rejection letters? lol no way to know online?
what about admission decisions? how do they notify that
You can check your status checker and it'll say DLS. For A's they call, I'm pretty sur.e