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Programs & Centers

Constitutional Law

  • The Stanford Constitutional Law Center, founded by former dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and now led by Michael W. McConnell, continues Stanford Law School's tradition of excellence in constitutional law scholarship.

Criminal Justice

Environmental Law

International Law

  • The China Guiding Cases Project (CGCP) is a groundbreaking initiative of Stanford Law School.  It aims to advance knowledge and understanding of Chinese law and to enable judges and legal experts both inside and outside of China to contribute to the evolution of Chinese case law through ongoing dialogue on “guiding cases” (指导性案例) released by China’s Supreme People’s Court.

  • The Rule of Law Program has launched student-driven projects in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Kurdistan, and most recently, Rwanda. Through examining critical connections between law, society, economy, and polity and the demand for legal tools and resources, the Rule of Law Program’s analyses and country specific projects help to create, articulate, and channel legal resources to meet this demand.

  • Explores the barriers to the resolution of intractable international and inter-group political conflict and, working in close collaboration with practitioners engaged in peace-making efforts, seeks to develop strategies to overcome those barriers.

  • The mission of the Stanford Law School Human Rights Center (the Center) is to promote events, research, student engagement, publications, public understanding, practical engagement and policy development in the area of international human rights and global social justice.  The Center works closely with the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic.

  • Unites Stanford Law School’s wide-ranging teaching, research, applied, clinical, and extracurricular programs focusing on international and comparative law.

Law and Society

  • The Stanford Program in Law and Society is a student-run program aimed at promoting and advancing socio-legal interdisciplinary scholarship.

Law, Economics and Business

Law, Science and Technology

Legal Profession and Legal Ethics

Negotiation and Mediation

Public Interest Law

  • The mission of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School is two-fold. Internally at the law school, the Center provides a rich resource for students who are interested in exploring or already committed to advancing the public good and achieving social justice through the law. Our research agenda is focused externally – to support the development and health of the public interest legal field, with a particular interest within the US in legal services for the indigent, and internationally regarding the interaction of international human rights mechanisms with domestic reform efforts.

Public Policy

  • The Policy Lab encourages and assists faculty in providing opportunities—interdisciplinary, when possible—for students to learn by doing policy analysis or regulatory drafting for policy makers and others seeking to improve public policy.