Admissions Specialist, Stanford Law School

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Admissions Specialist, Stanford Law School

At Stanford Law School, we are driven by a passion for new ideas and a commitment to transformative solutions.  True to our roots in Silicon Valley and our Stanford heritage, we focus on the future — not the past. Experimentation, exploration, the translation of new knowledge into entrepreneurial solutions:  All are in our DNA. So is interdisciplinary learning, pioneered at Stanford.  SLS faculty stay close to the pulse of law as it is practiced in the 21st century and guide our academic program to address emerging opportunities in the profession.  With alumni and students as partners, they champion law as an instrument of positive change on scales local, regional, national and global.

Stanford Law School is currently seeking an Admissions Specialist.  The Admissions Specialist will be an integral part of the Law School Admissions Office as s/he will be the first point of contact for prospective applicants.  S/he will resolve daily, routine issues regarding admissions using general guidelines and standards or precedents as reference.  The Specialist will directly report to the Associate Director of Admissions but will also support the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, and Admissions Officer.  A successful candidate in this role will:

  • Work with prospective applicants regarding admissions.
  • Serve as subject matter resource about admissions and financial aid procedures, provide accurate information regarding the programs at Stanford Law School (SLS).
  • Process high volume of admissions applications.  Receive, distribute and/or respond to highly confidential documents. 
  • Input data and update electronic databases.  May collect, gather and validate data.
  • Review documents and forms for completeness, track files for follow up and distribute for review.
  • Maintain integrity of data in the law school database and organization of the paper files.
  • Respond to routine inquiries via phone calls, emails, and drop-ins from prospective students, external constituents, faculty and staff.
  • Research and resolve routine admissions issues, refer complex issues to other staff.
  • Process incoming mail. Receive, sort, process, and distribute highly confidential documents.
  • Assist in the preparation of Admitted Students Weekend and other recruiting events.
  • Contribute to general office administration and process improvements within the office.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid and Associate Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (preferred) and one year of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite; Strong word processing and data entry skills including the ability to produce accurate work when performing data entry, editing text, and updating Excel spreadsheets
  • Customer service skills
  • Office administration skills
  • Ability to learn compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

To be successful in this position, you will:

  • Have experience with PeopleSoft and Oracle Financials
  • Have the ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects in a fast-paced environment 
  • Handle highly confidential and sensitive information with discretion and good judgment 
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Be Flexible with changing priorities
  • Be willing to assume a demanding workload during peak periods, typically November thru May
  • Demonstrate a team player attitude


Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential function of the job.

We invite you to apply by clicking the “Apply for Job” button.  To be considered, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

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