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SLS is one of the nation’s premier law schools whose esteemed alumni include Supreme Court Chief Justice William R. Rehnquist and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The institution strives to inspire its students to be intellectually curious and forward thinking.
Notably selective, SLS focuses on an intensive, intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary legal education that is both inclusive and diverse. The student body is comprised of students of varying backgrounds from every state in the country and all over the world. Though highly focused on academics, Stanford is intent on fostering collaboration and collegiality through small class sizes and a nontraditional grading system. In fact, the smallest of its peer schools, SLS is able to offer a rare level of accessibility between students and faculty with small group discussions often taking place in faculty homes.
SLS is also committed to public interest, touting “the most generous loan repayment assistance program of any law school in the country,” “the most generous financial aid,” and the “lowest average debt burden” of graduates from similar law programs. While at Stanford, students are encouraged to give back not only through clinics and experiential learning, but also through volunteer student-led programs that can earn them Pro Bono Distinctions upon graduation.
SLS is located in Palo Alto at the heart of Silicon Valley, 45 minutes away from San Francisco by bus or train and 3½ hours from Tahoe. Stanford offers the best of the Bay Area. Nestled between the foothills and the bay, this sprawling campus has plenty of places to study, network, run or bike, and, of course, caffeinate. Palo Alto is just a mile down picturesque Palm Drive where you can enjoy falafels at Oren’s Hummus, Cajun food at NOLA, trivia at the Dutch Goose, or dance the night away at the Patio.
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