Admissions & Financial Aid

Yale Law School is a community of commitment: commitment to world-class scholarship, to professional excellence, and to service for the greater good

A Place for Thought and Action

For two centuries, Yale Law School has been a leader in legal education, 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.

students chatting in the Courtyard
students chatting in the Courtyard

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.

J.D. Admissions

JD Admissions

An unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy

Graduate Programs

Graduate Admissions

Students from all over the world come to Yale Law School to deepen their understanding of the law.

Cost & Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Resources and programs designed to make it possible for students to pursue their legal education at Yale

magnolia in bloom against YLS facade
magnolia in bloom against YLS facade

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Student Body Receiving Need-Based Aid


Student Body Receiving Scholarship


Average J.D. Scholarship

Every person at YLS seems to have about a dozen hidden talents and hundreds of insights. Every conversation was a chance to learn something new about the world. I loved being around thoughtful, perceptive people who challenged and encouraged me on a daily basis.