Program in Chile

mapThe Yale Law School's institutional partners in Chile are the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. The two universities split programming responsibilities, and as a result the program is more intensive than the Argentina and Brazil programs.

Linkages began in Chile, where Yale law students began spending summers and sometimes longer in Chile working on individual and group projects. Students enrolled in the Law School are eligible to participate. 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 traditions and political history. The country is coming off of an historical constitutional reform process, the first of its kind in the world, that despite the overwhelming rejection of the constitutional text it produced by popular vote on September 4, 2022, is far from over. 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 interested, please contact the program coordinator at