New Haven has a tantalizing array of restaurants, ranging from Malaysian to Eritrean, to the restaurant that invented the hamburger and the best pizza this side of Italy. The list below includes only restaurants within walking distance of the Law School and is by no means comprehensive.

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The city offers a range of shopping, from the practical to the luxurious. You'll find supermarkets, pharmacies, and discount outlets in every neighborhood, as well as favorites like L.L. Bean, Apple, Urban Outfitters, and J. Crew on Broadway, just two blocks from the Law School. If you're looking for something special, there are one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries, and gift shops to explore. IKEA is a few miles away; great for low-cost home furnishings.

Broadway & York Streets (two blocks) This area offers books, Yale souvenirs, shoes, jewelry, fashion, outdoor clothing and equipment, cosmetics, homemade ice cream, delicious food 24 hours a day and more. Stores include Barbour, LL. Bean, The Yale Bookstore, American Apparel, J. Crew, Origins and Denali.

Chapel Street (four blocks) Great street for window shopping, with boutique stores carrying gifts, art, jewelry, fine clothes, and more. Chapel Street also home to archetype clothing, Hello Boutique, and Hulls Art Supplies and Framing. When you need a rest, stop at Atticus Bookstore/Cafe or The Book Trader for a sandwich served on freshly baked bread.

Marketplace of Hamden (4.4 miles) Shopping options range from discount clothing and household goods to groceries and office supplies. Plan to stock up on all the essentials at stores such as Staples, Old Navy, T.J. Maxx, Petco, Pier 1 Imports, Modell's, Super Stop & Shop supermarket and more.

North Haven Universal Depot (5 miles) This area features BJ's, Target, and Home Depot. You will also find Michael's Crafts, PetSmart, DSW, Red Lobster, Panera Bread, Ruby Tuesday, and a large multiplex cinema.

Westfield Connecticut Post Mall (11 miles) You will find department stores such as Macy's and Target, clothing for adults and children at Gap, H&M, and Express, jewelry shops, cosmetics, cell phones, housewares, a movie theatre, a food court and much more.

Clinton Crossing Outlet Center (23 miles) - More than 70 stores for premium discount shopping, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Saks Off 5th, Kenneth Cole, BCBG, Gap, Bose, and Coach. Categories include designer fashions and sportswear, shoes, children's fashions, gifts and specialty items, luggage and leather goods, housewares and home furnishings.

It was an empowering experience to be at Yale Law School and it fundamentally changed my life.”

Senator Gary Hart

Class of 1964