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Stanford University Law School

Law School
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Admissions Phone: (650) 723-4985
Admissions Email:
Web site:
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Faye Deal
Application deadline 02/01
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,943
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 364
Overall acceptance rate 9.2%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 170
Number of full-time program applicants 3,943
Number of full-time program acceptances 364
Full-time acceptance rate 9.2%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 170
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.76-3.94
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 168-172
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.76-3.94
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 168-172
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 94.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 65.7%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 175
Graduates employed at graduation 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 87%
Median public service starting salary $55,706
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 9.0%
Percent employed in government 5.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 24.0%
Percent employed in law firms 56.0%
Percent employed in public interest 4.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 23.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 41%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 27
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.9%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 22.4%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 5.2%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 10.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.7%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 5.8%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 43.1%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 6.9%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: The Office of Career Services ( resources/counseling to students/alumni on: private sector career planning, alternatives to law, clerkships, international law opportunities. Public interest/public sector advising is undertaken by the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law (
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 88.5%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 9.8%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.7%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%


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