Law School Spotlight: Stanford Law School

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    Stanford Law School
     (also known as SLS) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Stanford Law School is part of one of the world's leading research institutions, providing plentiful opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. Stanford University is a private university located in the heart of Silicon Valley, just 35 miles south of San Francisco. The university's 8,180 acres stretch between the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the cities of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, in a part of the country that offers an ideal, Mediterranean climate of dry, warm summers and wet, but temperate winters.

    Current enrollment at the university is approximately 15,000 students, of whom about 8,000 are graduate students. The law school is small, with about 571 JD students, 63 LLM and JSM students, and approximately 50 permanent faculty members. The school has teaching and research ties with schools and departments across campus. Law School courses are taught in 16 multimedia classrooms with full wireless Internet connectivity.

    Stanford Law School offers a unique combination of the classic and cutting edge in legal education. The school is preparing its students for a rich and varied professional life in an era of great excitement and rapid change—much of it generated by the remarkable innovations in information technology pioneered in Silicon Valley—and for careers in an increasingly global community.

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Suburban, small city

    Size: 571 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 180 (2010)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 7.5 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 8.9% (379 of 4,248 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $46,581

    Cost of living (single student): $26,754 (single student living off-campus)

    Address: Office of Admissions, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305-8610
    Phone: 650.723.4985
    Email: Admissions@law.stanford.edu
    Website: www.law.stanford.edu
    Twitter account: @StanfordLaw
    Facebook: Stanford Law School
    Blog: SLS Blogs

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. For more information, and to see the school's profile, click here. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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