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For Prospective Students

Stanford Law School is deeply committed to developing the next generation of public interest advocates. Whether your interests lie in promoting legislative reforms, protecting the environment, representing criminal defendants, advocating for the educational rights of youth, or monitoring human rights violations, Stanford can help prepare you for a career in the public sector.

The Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law coordinates a wealth of opportunities and programs to support public interest students. We work closely with students, faculty, alumni, and practitioners to promote public service opportunities and support students who wish to become public interest attorneys. See this list for a sample of the many public interest positions our alumni have secured at graduation or immediately after a judicial clerkship or prior fellowship.

We have a very strong and enthusiastic public interest community, which centers on our Public Interest Faculty Mentoring program. It groups incoming first-year students with faculty and upper-class student mentors, including our third-year Public Interest Fellows.  We also encourage you to browse our website and review past issues of our e-newsletter, Create Change, to learn more about the vibrant public interest community here.

If you’re interested in learning more about the public interest community at Stanford Law School, please contact our office at 650 723.8974. For information on private sector careers, we recommend that you visit the Office of Career Services.