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Law and Public Policy


Stanford University offers a wide array of academic centers and programs that concentrate on areas of law with important policy overlap—giving JD/MPP students unique access to a virtual public policy school on the Stanford campus. Stanford's many academic centers provide opportunities to pursue focused interests, attend conferences, meet visiting policy leaders, and get involved in the scholarship that shapes public policy across diverse disciplines. Academic programs of interest to JD/MPP students include:

For access to programs and centers at a glance, please visit

Additional opportunities for hands-on experience blending law and public policy can be found through externships, in which they participate in real public policy research; special workshops; the Stanford Law and Policy Society, a student organization; and these publications: