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While the small size of Yale Law School—approximately 200 in each entering class—requires a selective admission process, we are committed to a holistic review of every application we receive. Overall, the Law School seeks the most promising students in terms of professional and academic distinction. We seek to admit students who can both perform very well academically, and also contribute meaningfully to the Law School community.

Our Viewbook is an excellent overview of the J.D. program and the admissions process, and the Yale Law School course catalogue has detailed course listings.

Listen to Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam & Kristi

Admissions Dean Miriam Ingber has joined forces with Admissions Dean Kristi Jobson of Harvard Law School to ensure that applicants have candid, accurate, and straightforward advice about law school admissions — direct from the source. They will be joined by guest stars from other law schools to discuss application timing, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and more! Episodes of Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam & Kristi will be released beginning in mid-August and every two weeks through November. Subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Android, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, and Stitcher!

The clinics at YLS offer students incomparable experiences in representation of poor and marginalized individuals and communities, real-world engagement in complex fields of law, and the development of strategic judgment critical to effective lawyering.”

Professor Muneer Ahmad

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education