Stanford University - Stanford Law School

Stanford University - Stanford Law School

Stanford University - Stanford Law School

Overview
Date Founded

1893

Headquarters

Crown Quadrangle,559 Nathan Abbott Way,Stanford, CA 94305-8610

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities
Education Research & Support

Company Description

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Director, Stanford Center for eCommerce

Executive Director of Codex

Executive Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center

Executive Director

Executive Director, Rule of Law Program

Executive Director, Center on the Legal Profession

Professor, Practice of Law & Executive Director of Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Assistant Registrar

Senior Associate Dean for External Relations

Chief Information Officer

Board of Directors

Advisory Editor at University of California, San Diego - Journal of Financial Markets at School of International Relations & Pacific Studies

Distinguished Alumni
Ivan K. Fong is now Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel at 3M Company
Laura Baxter-Simons is now Co-Founder at Meritage Group LP
Peter Thiel is now Founder at The Thiel Foundation
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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Attorney at Scheper Kim & Harris LLP

Clients

To transform the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy to be both economically and environmentally sustainable.

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