Whether you are a graduate of Yale Law School for just a year, for more than five decades or anywhere in between, as President of the Yale Law School Association (YLSA) and its Executive Committee, let me introduce — or reintroduce— you to your alumni association. The YLSA is your key connection to all our important YLS constituencies:

  • Fellow alumni;
  • Current YLS students; and 
  • the School itself.

There are so many ways you can connect — or reconnect — with YLS, as described here on our YLSA landing page. The YLSA community would greatly benefit from your active participation, and I am sure you will find any of the many paths YLSA offers for involvement to be a rewarding experience.

Let me take this moment to offer a very special welcome to our upcoming newest members of the YLSA — the great Class of 2022! I know we will all be greatly enriched by your future contributions to your alumni association. 

I look forward to seeing my fellow alumni at a YLSA event, whether it be at Reunion, a YLSA Regional Association gathering, or through one of our other many YLSA efforts at reach out.

Craig B. Brod ’80All the best,
Craig B. Brod
Class of 1980
President, Yale Law School Association 

Yale Law School Association of Alumni (YLSA)

After graduating from Yale Law School, alumni automatically become a member the Yale Law School Alumni Association (YLSA,) an organization composed of over 13,000 alumni spanning almost 20 decades. There are a multitude of ways you can remain an active member of the Yale Law School community, whether you are near or far from the hallways of Sterling and Baker Hall. When you give your time and expertise, you help enhance the experience for every alum and current student - be it hosting an event in your region, providing mentorship or career advice to current students, or becoming a member of our alumni leadership. 

As a member of the YLSA you also gain access to continuing education and intellectual engagement opportunities through programming, events, and CLE credit.

The YLSA is governed by the Executive Committee, a group of influential ambassadors of the school and vital voices and advocates for their alumni peers. You can learn more about being a part of this instrumental committee below. 

Alumni News and Events

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Dean Heather K. Gerken and Hillary Rodham Clinton

Dean Heather K. Gerken and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ’73 held a conversation in which Clinton described her career path and how she defines leadership.

Monday, October 24, 2022

alumni gathered in the Courtyard at Alumni Weekend

Sixteen reunion classes gathered in New Haven for Alumni Weekend 2022.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Alumni and their families gather in the YLS courtyard during Alumni Weekend

Alumni and their families gather in the YLS courtyard during Alumni Weekend.