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Graduate Facts

  • Percentage of students placed in jobs within 9 months of graduation: 98%
  • Percentage of Stanford Law graduates who take jobs outside California at graduation: 58%
  • Locations where Stanford Law graduates can be found: 61 countries, 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Marshall Islands, and Washington, D.C.
  • Median starting salary for a Stanford Law graduate in the class of 2011: $160K
  • Stanford Law School has the most generous financial aid, the most generous loan forgiveness, and the lowest average debt burden among graduates from our peer law schools.
  • Number of consecutive years Stanford Law graduates have clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court: 39
  • Stanford Law alumni lead and serve the top U.S. law firms. Among the Am Law 100, American Lawyer's definitive ranking of America's largest firms, 87 have a partner who graduated from Stanford Law; 94 employ Stanford alumni as attorneys.
  • Stanford Law alumni serve or have served as general counsels of most of the major high-tech companies, including Microsoft, Google, Cisco, eBay, Yahoo!, Qualcomm, Oracle, and Genentech.
  • With a zeal for pioneering and a Stanford Law education, female graduates have set remarkable precedents, including:
    • first U.S. Secretary of Education (Shirley Hufstedler '49),
    • first female appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court (Sandra Day O'Connor '52),
    • first female chair of national firm (Mary Cranston '75).