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- Admissions application deadline: February 28, 2018
- Costs & financial aid: Tuition, $59,920; about 73 percent of students receive some form of need-based financial aid. Sixty percent of students receive grants with an average grant of $25, 980. Yale Law School has one of the most generous post-graduate loan forgiveness programs in the country. Last year, YLS provided more than $5.2M to 452 graduates.
- 2020 J.D. acceptance rate: 8 percent; enrollment rate: 83 percent.
- Courses: More than 180 courses offered each year, with many opportunities for independent research and writing.
- Programs: J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., Ph.D., and M.S.L.; many joint degrees, including J.D.-M.B.A., J.D.-Ph.D., and J.D.-M.A.
- More than 30 clinics available, starting spring term first year; 75 percent of students take clinics
- More than 625 students come from 169 undergraduate institutions in 47 states and 29 countries.
- In the J.D. Class of 2020, 53 percent are women and 47 percent are students of color.
- Student/faculty ratio: 7 to 1
- Average class size: under 20 students
- Yale Law School offers generous fellowships for summer public interest work.
- Yale Law School has more than 13,000 alumni who are leaders in law firms, corporations, public interest, business, government, the judiciary, and academics in the United States and around the world.
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- The Lillian Goldman Law Library has nearly one million print volumes as well as unparalleled access to domestic, foreign, and international law databases.
- Special strengths of the collection include interdisciplinary works emphasizing law and the social sciences, extensive print and online resources covering foreign and international law, and an exceptional collection of rare and historical law books.
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- YLS hosts hundreds of events each year on timely issues ranging from corporate ethics to food laws in China. The YLS Calendar provides information on all upcoming events.
“ Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.”
Visiting Lecturer Stephen Bright
2012 Commencement Address