Program in Chile

mapThe Linkage Program in Chile is a collaborative effort with the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. The main goal of the program is to promote better understanding of the relationship between law and democratic values in the United States and Latin America.

Groups of Yale Law students have traveled to Chile to work on a wide variety of projects, including publication of law journals, development of academic and scholarly programs and seminars, and conducting research for NGOs involved with human rights issues. Students enrolled in the Law School are invited to apply. The program requires proficiency in Spanish, active involvement in the Yale leg of the exchange when students from our partner schools for three weeks at the beginning of the spring semester, and some background reading prior to the trip to become familiar with Chile's political and legal history and structures. The Chile program runs from mid-May to early June (3-4 weeks). Travel and living expenses are covered by the Yale Law School. Students live with local families or university students and often combine the exchange with internships in the region.

If you are interested in spending the first part of your summer working with students and faculty at law schools in Buenos Aires, you may apply for the program by providing the program coordinator with a current resume, a law school transcript (1L students need not send a transcript), and a brief statement of interest. The statement should be no longer than three double-spaced pages and explain your interest in the program and its relevance to your professional or personal goals. Applicants must also have their proficiency in Spanish assessed by the coordinator, who can be reached by email at The coordinator can also provide more information about the program.