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A Place for Thought and Action

Yale Law School has been a leader in legal education for nearly two centuries, providing students with an extraordinary intellectual environment in which to study law. Our community is committed to world-class scholarship, professional excellence, and service to others.  

From the first class meeting to the final gathering at Commencement, you’ll learn from faculty of unmatched talent and qualifications alongside an extraordinary group of classmates. Our curriculum spans traditional "black-letter" classes, cutting-edge legal theory, and interdisciplinary courses. Students undertake independent writing projects following their own academic interests or organize reading groups around a specific topic.

Yale Law School offers roughly 30 clinics that provide hands-on, practical experience in the law on a diverse range of subject matters. The Tsai Leadership Program trains students to be numerate, tech-savvy global citizens by bringing leading experts to our classrooms and providing an abundance of robust curricular and programmatic opportunities. Conferences and panels throughout the year provide additional opportunities to explore ideas about the law and its role in society.

With a vast array of courses, an unparalleled clinical program, and countless opportunities outside the classroom, students are empowered to chart their own course and launch impactful careers.

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YLS by the Numbers

Yale Law School offers an unmatched intellectual environment with numerous opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the law and make a positive impact on society. Learn more about what sets Yale Law School apart as a leader in legal education.

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Student and Alumni Profiles

Damien Chang

Damien Chang

A student perspective on studying corporate law at Yale Law School.

Each year we dedicate ourselves once again to the pursuit of excellence, to the creation of an outstanding legal education in an atmosphere of unsurpassed scholarship and intellectual stimulation.”

Robert C. Post

Class of 1977, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean