Who Uses COAP?


From 1989 through 2016, more than 1,500 Yale Law School graduates have participated in COAP, receiving over $54 million in benefits. In 2016 alone, COAP disbursed $5.2 million in benefits to over 452 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.

This place has always been imbued with a restless spirit, the assumption that being the finest law school in the world is never enough, and a deep belief that you, our students, can do anything.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law