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General Information

Eligible Courses

Students from foreign law schools attending Stanford Law School as part of its student exchange program are subject to the following limitations on course selection:

  • Exchange students may not ordinarily take more than 14 quarter units in a single quarter while enrolled at Stanford Law School. Although exchange students may in exceptional cases seek by petition to take a heavier load, Stanford Law School will be reluctant to permit students to take more than 15 quarter units in a single quarter, and in no circumstances may a student take more than 17 quarter units. All units taken at Stanford Law School or Stanford University count toward this total.
  • Exchange students may not take any courses that are required as part of the first term of the first year of the JD curriculum and must petition for permission to take any courses that are required as part of any ensuing term of the first year of the JD curriculum.
  • Exchange students may not ordinarily take courses at Stanford University outside the Law School, although students may in exceptional cases be permitted to do so. Exchange students may in no circumstances take more than 6 quarter units worth of courses elsewhere in the University and may not take any foreign or English language courses. Apart from the Law School’s policies and procedures, exchange students should be aware that there may be separate requirements for admission to any class set by the school or department offering it. In addition, the student remains responsible for checking with his or her home institution to ensure that it is prepared to grant credit towards the home school’s degree for any classes outside the Law School.