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Education Law

A legal career involving education law and policy offers a diverse set of opportunities. A student with the broad objective of helping the next generation of children to succeed will find there are a variety of ways to do this with a GENERAL education policy background. Some lawyers assist educational leaders in navigating complex bureaucratic and legal regimes. Some work with disadvantaged communities and children in improving educational opportunities. Some seek opportunities to develop and advocate cutting-edge policies that will improve America’s schools. With the top-tier education policy program at the Stanford University School of Education next door, the Law School is uniquely positioned to provide law students with the training, skills, and capacities they will need to lead the continued improvement of our schools.

Often, solutions to complicated problems like the inequities and inefficiencies in the U.S. education system involve leveraging multiple perspectives. Students sure of their direction and their interest in educational policy issues should consider a joint J.D. and M.A. in Education. This program is designed to provide students both breadth and depth in educational policy, organization studies, and leadership.