About Us

The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) is a clinical partnership between Yale Law School and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. 


Faculty Director

Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken, Yale Law School Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law

Dean Gerken co-founded SFALP in 2006 with then-Deputy City Attorney Kathleen Morris and continues to lead SFALP today.


SFALP Director

Emma Sokoloff-Rubin headshot

Emma Sokoloff-Rubin is a Lecturer in Law and Director of SFALP. She co-teaches the SFALP seminar and manages the day-to-day operations of the clinic.


SFCAO Liaison

Sara Eisenberg
Sara Eisenberg leads the Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and works closely with Emma and Dean Gerken to oversee students’ work with deputy city attorneys.