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Legal Professions at Stanford University

Every legal professions school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the legal professions program at Stanford University stacks up to those at other schools.

Stanford is located in Stanford, California and approximately 15,953 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

There were 189 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #76 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at Stanford University.

73% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 15 students who graduated with a master’s in legal professions from Stanford in 2021, 27% were men and 73% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Stanford University with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Legal Professions majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Stanford University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 184
Legal Research 20

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for Stanford University.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Lawyers 82,180 $171,550
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 33,390 $61,240
Legal Secretaries 26,220 $56,570
Legal Support Workers 7,050 $56,420
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 3,560 $58,180


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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