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Hands-On Experience

Stanford Law School’s programs in law, economics and business blend theory and practice, intensive classroom learning and hands-on experience. Students can work on a business law journal, join a vibrant student organization, organize a panel, develop a conference, customize an interdisciplinary degree or legal concentration—and pursue the career path of their dreams.

With Stanford Law resources and the support of an open, entrepreneurial intellectual community, anything is possible.

Students interested in gaining a vital understanding of law, economics, and business will find many opportunities beyond the classroom. Stanford Law offers grants that enable students with financial need to pursue summer internships and gain practical skills in the public sector. In the past, LEB students have received these grants to support their volunteer work at government agencies and intergovernmental organizations, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust or Tax Divisions, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank.

Back on campus, student organizations unite peers who share an interest in law, economics, and business issues. Serving on the staff of a Stanford Law publication, students can develop editorial skills, work with noted scholars, and develop their own theories on issues in their area of interest. With conferences happening throughout the year, students can also be involved behind the scenes—setting agendas, working with guest speakers—and be part of the conversation when experts gather.

Stanford is dedicated to launching its students on career paths that reflect their special interests in law, economics, and business. Because Stanford Law graduates are renowned for their intelligence, commitment, and practical skills, national firms recruit on campus.

Stanford Law alumni populate leading law, venture capital, private equity, investment banking, and consulting firms and corporations from New York and Washington, D.C., to Chicago and San Francisco. Some are entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, CEOs, or Hollywood executives. Others pursue research interests and life in academia. Olin grant and fellowship recipients now hold distinguished teaching positions in business, economics, and law in a wide range of institutions, including Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Emory, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and University of Toronto.

Whichever path they choose, students find LEB an auspicious beginning that opens doors and generates a lifetime of opportunities.