Discover Our Campus

Yale Law School occupies one city block in the heart of Yale University and downtown New Haven. The University, as a vital part of the downtown area, has played a role in its redevelopment, supporting local merchants and attracting national retailers.

New Haven offers many diversions. Strolling down the streets around the Law School, you will pass shops, clubs, and restaurants to suit any taste or budget. The rich cultural life includes Yale Repertory and the Long Wharf theaters as well as a host of music concerts. Many parks and public beaches are easily accessible from the campus.

New Haven is also a city of neighborhoods, from Wooster Square—New Haven’s “Little Italy,” widely known for its brick-oven pizza—to East Rock, a tree-lined enclave of Victorian homes and specialty shops, where many students choose to live.

Law students have many opportunities to become involved with the New Haven community through a variety of student organizations and volunteer projects. Through the School’s clinical and experiential learning programs, students provide legal representation to those who cannot afford private attorneys’ fees in areas ranging from landlord-tenant law to immigration. Every year, a number of law students become so involved in the New Haven community that they choose to stay after graduation, working in local government, schools, or businesses.

Our Historic Campus

Learn about the origins and history of the Law School as well as the Yale University campus and its historic buildings.

Explore the Area

Explore the City of New Haven – a lively, small urban center between New York City and Boston, offers many diversions.

Visit & Directions

Visiting our campus is the best way to understand the spirit of the Law School and will help you decide if it's a good fit.

Visit Yale Law School

We believe that the best way to decide which school is right for you is to visit — sit in on classes, talk to current students, and learn about the community. We offer student-guided tours Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. or you can take a self-guided tour.

You don’t have to be a lawyer, but you have to be an involved person. You have to care enough about things to do something about them. It doesn’t have to be politics. It can be your church, your school, your community center; however, you want to be involved. What you cannot do is ignore things.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Class of 1979