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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.

Yale Law School by the Numbers is an excellent overview of the J.D. program, and the Yale Law School course catalogue has detailed course listings.

Listen to Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam & Kristi

Admissions Dean Miriam Ingber 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 are 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 are available wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Android, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, and Stitcher!

Yale Law School graduates are leaders in all walks of life, in the private as well as the public sector. Indeed, many work in both sectors over the course of their careers.”

Roberta Romano ’80

Sterling Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law