Stanford University - Stanford Law School

Stanford University - Stanford Law School

Stanford University - Stanford Law School

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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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Executive Director, Stanford Center for Digital Economy

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

Associate 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

Managing Director at Stanford Management Company

Distinguished Alumni
Bruce A. Rosenfield is now Trustee & Executive Director at Oberkotter Foundation
Peter Thiel is now Founder at The Thiel Foundation
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Attorney at Scheper Kim & Harris LLP


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