Welcome to the Yale Law School Association (YLSA), a vibrant community of YLS alumni from across the decades and across the world. The YLSA provides the framework and opportunity to create and sustain important connections with your fellow alumni, current YLS students, and YLS faculty and staff. Those connections help ensure that your Law School experience is expansive, not static, and that you can continue to benefit from the richness of the YLS community well after graduation. Please explore this landing page to learn more about the myriad ways you can get involved in YLSA, including connecting with your classmates through class reunions, regional alumni events, and YLSA programs, and with current students through mentoring and career development opportunities. Your participation is critical to building community and connections.

As reflected in this spring’s Homecoming Diversity, the YLSA is committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity and to celebrating our diverse alumni for their many sacrifices and accomplishments. My hope is that all of our alumni can feel a sense of belonging and community through participation in YLSA, and that those who have been less engaged will feel encouraged to reconnect with the Law School. 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.

We are particularly excited to welcome the Class of 2023! I know the YLSA will be greatly enriched by your future contributions and hope that you will become active members. 

I look forward to seeing you at a future Law School or YLSA event, and I welcome your insights and ideas about how the YLSA can best serve our community.

Leslie GomezWarmly,
Leslie M. Gomez
Class of 1995
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

Monday, July 31, 2023

image of U.S. quarter featuring Pauli Murray

A new U.S. quarter featuring Pauli Murray ’65 JSD will be issued in 2024.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Leslie M. Gomez ’95 gives her address during the 2023 Yale Law School Commencement.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Inez Smith Reid and George Bundy Smith

Inez Smith Reid ’62 (left) and George Bundy Smith ’62 (center) at Judge Reid’s confirmation ceremony.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Stacey Abrams and Goodwin Liu talk to a fellow alum at the Diversity Homecoming

Stacey Abrams ’99 (center) gave a keynote address at the first Diversity Homecoming.

October 20 Friday
October 18 Friday
October 19 Saturday
October 20 Sunday
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