• Admissions application deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Costs & financial aid: Tuition and Fees, $66,128; about 70 percent of students receive some form of need-based financial aid. Nearly sixty percent of students receive grants with an average grant of $25,998. Yale Law School has one of the most generous post-graduate loan forgiveness programs in the country. Last year, YLS provided more than $5.3M to over 400 graduates.
  • 2022 J.D. acceptance rate: 8.1 percent; enrollment rate: 86 percent.




  • Of the 212 members of the Class of 2022, 49 percent are students of color, 54 percent are women, 25 percent are thee first in their families to attend graduate or professional school, and 11 percent are the first in their families to graduate from college.
  • Students in the Class of 2022 come from 11 different countries, 34 different states, and 78 different undergraduate institutions. Together, they have worked and lived in 65 different countries and read and speak 29 different languages. They also hold 49 advanced degrees.
  • 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.

Lillian Goldman Law Library

  • 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.

Media Information

  • The Public Affairs Office provides a range of services to media requesting information on the Law School, its faculty, students, and programs.
  • 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.

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There are many law schools. Ours is special. It’s a close-knit community of faculty, students, and staff committed to excellence in everything we do.”

Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean