Who Uses COAP?


From 1989 through 2017, more than 1,500 Yale Law School graduates have participated in COAP, receiving over $54 million in benefits. In 2017 alone, COAP disbursed $5.2 million in benefits to over 429 graduates.

YLS alumni in COAP have recently worked for (among many others):

  • The U.S. State Department
  • The ACLU
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Private firms in Washington, D.C., Jackson, Mississippi, and Seattle, Washington
  • The Texas Defender Service
  • The New York State Attorney General
  • The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

 

Note: Deferred students should refer to COAP terms specific to the class year to which they were originally admitted.

1L year is really hard.…You’re just grinding all the time. And when you come out the other end, you realize that you’ve got skills to make changes in the world. And that feeling is so cool.”


Rebecca Wexler

Class of 2016