Regional Alumni Associations

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The Yale Law School Association consists of all graduates of the school. It was founded to strengthen ties among graduates and between graduates and the Law School. The Yale Law School Associations throughout the United States and abroad provide social, intellectual, and professional opportunities for graduates. Graduates living in a particular region are automatically members of that regional or international association. 

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Steering committees or individual YLS graduates, together with the Law School, plan events for the area alumni. Whether it is a discussion with one of the Law School's innovative faculty members, a panel discussion featuring California’s three YLS alumni Supreme Court Justices, or any number of other possibilities, Yale Law School alumni maintain important connections with each other and with their alma mater.

Regional Alumni Associations

Stay involved with YLS by volunteering your time and expertise through a number of opportunities.

Yale Day of Service

Join thousands of members of the Yale community to make a difference wherever you are! On the Yale Day of Service, alumni around the world come together on or around that day to serve their local communities. Go to to see what's happening in your area. 

Regional and International Events
The Law School holds approximately 50 alumni events each year. Check out the Alumni Events Calendar for the most up-to-date listing of programs. If you are interested planning events with other alumni, please contact the Alumni Engagement & Development Office.


The annual Alumni Weekend which takes place in the fall in New Haven offers lots of volunteer opportunities for YLS graduates. Whether it is serving on a reunion gift committee, as a reunion chair, as an attendee, or as a panelist, graduates enjoy getting involved in the reunions which approximately 1,000 YLS alumni and guests attend. Contact the Alumni Engagement & Development Office if you would like to get involved with your reunion.

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The Courtyard

From time to time, Yale Law School's students would like to invite graduates of the school to events organized by their organization. If you would like to be a resource for current Yale Law School student organizations, please join our online community, The Courtyard.

The Courtyard is also an invaluable resource for students and other alumni seeking networking and mentoring. Please join today and share information about your employment experiences.

Yale Law Report
Play a part in the Law Report, the alumni magazine of the Yale Law School, by submitting your news to your class secretary, and sending your books for inclusion in our Books in Print section and for the Alumni Reading Room book shelves.

YLS Executive Committee
If you are interested in serving on the Executive Committee, contact the Alumni Engagement & Development Office.

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The Alumni Engagement & Development Office welcomes event suggestions and is always looking for alumni who are interested in hosting regional events. In the past, YLS alumni have hosted gatherings in their homes or businesses, at local restaurants and bars, and even at sporting and theater events. Examples of these alumni-hosted events include:

Afternoon garden party
Happy hour at a local bar
Evening at the theater with YLS faculty talkback
Panel discussion at a law firm

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If you are willing to host an event, please send an email to the Alumni Engagement & Development Office. We are happy to work with you to plan the gathering to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

If you cannot host an event but have ideas for upcoming gatherings in your region, please send your suggestions via email to the Alumni Engagement & Development Office.

If you are interested in planning events with other alumni, please contact the Alumni Engagement & Development Office.

We are always happy to welcome alumni at local steering committee meetings. Steering committees meet once or twice per year (either in person or via teleconference) to brainstorm about events for the coming year. Alumni then work with the Alumni Affairs office to plan interesting and exciting events. Alumni Affairs does all the heavy lifting (coordinating meetings, working with vendors, etc.), so joining a regional steering committee does not involve a significant time commitment—just the desire to help build community in your area.

To join a regional steering committee, just email the Alumni Affairs Office and we will add you to the group’s listserv. You’ll get meeting announcements and other information there. 

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Alumni Engagement & Development Office Contact Information


Alumni Engagement & Development Office
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208294
New Haven, CT 06520-8294

General email:
Reunion email:

Telephone: 203.432.1690

Facsimile: 203.436.1235