Yale Law School is a wonderful place to work, and its administrative team is one of the best in legal education. If you are intrigued by the idea of coming back to the School, and of entering the world of legal academic administration—or know of one of your law school classmates who is—we would be most interested in hearing from you. Please see below for job listings of open positions at the School and elsewhere.

A number of fellowships are available to our graduates. For example, the Bernstein, Liman, Gruber, Ford Foundation, and Heyman Fellowships support work in various types of public interest positions. The Robert M. Cover Fellowship and Information Society Project (ISP) Resident and Visiting Fellowships are among those available for alumni/ae interested in careers in academia.

Job Opportunities


Medical Legal Partnership Director

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, in collaboration with Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine, seeks applications for an attorney to oversee and lead the legal component of three existing as well as future New Haven-based Medical Legal Partnerships. The three existing MLPs were all founded by the Solomon Center and each serves distinct patient populations – patients recently released from incarceration, cancer and geriatric patients, and immigrant patients. These MLPs are based at Yale New Haven Hospital or Yale School of Medicine, and the MLP Director will be affiliated with all three organizations. The MLP Director will also be a collaborative partner with New Haven’s other existing MLPs that serve pediatric and veteran patients, and will be physically located in a clinical setting at Yale New Haven Hospital. The position is a non-tenure-track faculty appointment at Yale Law School. Initial appointment for 1 or 2 years, presumptively renewable with full evaluation at the conclusion of 2 years. The start date will be no later than July 2020. MLPs embed legal services into the healthcare setting, allowing patients to address healthharming civil legal needs in a trusted setting. The MLP attorney will support the mission of the MLPs in key areas: (1) providing direct client representation; (2) championing new approaches in the clinical setting to address social determinants of health, including conducting education and training sessions for care team members; (3) advocating for reform to address systemic policy and legal issues impacting the health of patient/client populations; (4) supervising/teaching law and medical students to provide MLP services, conduct MLP-related research, and produce MLP-related scholarship; (5) overseeing and/or collaborating with other full,- part-time and legal aid attorneys staffing the MLPs; and (6) Represent the MLP program locally and at the national level to strengthen the program’s position in the MLP field and engage in the national legal academic conversation about MLPs.

This position is based in New Haven, CT and carries a competitive salary commensurate with experience and Yale University benefits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Full position description with duties/responsibilities and requirements can be found here.


Solomon Center Senior Research Fellow

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School is seeking to hire a recent J.D. to serve as a Senior Fellow for the Center beginning in the summer or fall of 2019.

The fellow will assist in all aspects of the Center’s substantive work and will work closely with the Center’s staff (Professor Abbe R. Gluck, Executive Director Katie Kraschel, as well as administrative staff and visiting and adjunct health faculty). Fellows will also have time to pursue their own scholarship and clinical or policy projects. Participation in the robust YLS Medical-Legal Partnership program, including teaching in the program, is also an option. All previous fellows have obtained tenure-track positions following their Solomon Center fellowship. The fellowship is available for one or two years, and both full-time and part-time applications will be considered.

About the Solomon Center:

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School is the first of its kind to focus on the intersection of law and the governance, practice, and business of health care. The Center brings together leading experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors to address cutting-edge questions of health law and policy and to train the next generation of top health lawyers, industry leaders, policymakers, and academics.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send their resume/CV, three references, and a statement of interest including areas of health law in which they have particular interest to Katherine Kraschel, Executive Director, Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School at Katherine.Kraschel@yale.edu.


Solomon Center Medical Legal Partnership Research Associate

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School seeks applications for a quantitative research associate to contribute to a critical gap in the legal and biomedical scholarly literature by completing an interdisciplinary, quantitative study to evaluate Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs). The role is a 1- or 2-year position with possibility for renewal based upon performance and funding. Part-time applications will be considered.

MLPs embed legal services into the healthcare setting, allowing patients to address health-harming civil legal needs in a trusted setting. The Solomon Center has been a pioneer in the MLPs in New Haven; it founded the legal component of three of them, was a co-founder of a fourth, and provides student staffing for the fifth. Both sides of the partnerships – medical and legal – seek to evaluate the programs empirically.

Our five MLPs offer a unique laboratory because of their unprecedented diversity in a single city. Each addresses the needs of a distinct patient population: immigrants, veterans, former prisoners transitioning into the community, children, and palliative care patients. No empirical study has ever evaluated the value of the “L” – the law component specifically – in an MLP.

The research associate will lead the conceptual design in order to address the key questions about the variety of benefits MLPs are intended to achieve. The research associate will also oversee IRB approval, HIPAA compliance, and any necessary waivers; review existing data collection and screening processes to determine what components need to be added or changed; oversee the implementation of the infrastructure and evaluative tools necessary to produce data; and oversee data collection and analysis. We expect a series of publications to ensue, which will be major and new contributions to the MLP literature. This collaboration between lawyers, doctors, public health professionals, and community partners creates an unprecedented opportunity to be at the forefront of MLP scholarship at a time when MLPs are growing rapidly across the country.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send resume/CV and cover letter to Katherine Kraschel, Executive Director, Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School at Katherine.Kraschel@yale.edu.

Full position description with duties/responsibilities and requirements can be found here.