Welcome


We look forward to partnering with students and alumni to evaluate their goals, explore possibilities, and navigate their job searches. To support their career journeys, we offer one-on-one counseling, resources and programs on career paths, and access to employers through our on campus recruiting events.

We also offer several avenues for employers to broaden their recruitment efforts at Yale Law School, including participation in interview programs and career panels, and online posting of employment opportunities.

Weekly E-News Public Interest Newsletter
Class of 2020 e-news 5-14-20 Fellowship Digest 6-16-20
Class of 2021 e-news 5-14-20 Public Interest Newsletter 4-22-20
Class of 2022 e-news 5-14-20 Public Interest Newsletter 4-15-20
   
Class of 2023
Orientation Emails
   
Week 1: Intro to CDO  Week 2: Intro to PI Week 3: Law Firm Practice
Week 4: Intro to Alternative & 
Business Careers
Week 5: Intro to Judicial Clerkships  

 

Update on FIP


AUGUST 2020 FIP POSTPONED. YLS WILL HOST A VIRTUAL RECRUITING PROGRAM WITH DATES TBA.

With the onset of COVID-19, CDO postponed August 2020 FIP. In light of the continued uncertainty surrounding the virus, YLS will host a VIRTUAL recruiting program for the Class of 2022 to secure summer 2021 employment. We are confident that a virtual program provides the most flexibility for our students and employers and offers the greatest fairness and equity for our students. VIP will be scheduled for late fall / early winter. Further details about the timing and structure of our virtual program will be provided in the coming weeks. Please reach out to Naomi Erwich (naomi.erwich@yale.edu or 203-432-2273), Director of Recruitment and Administration, to discuss the ways in which our office can support you in connecting with our students.

Overhead view of the YLS Courtyard

Introduction to the Courtyard


The Courtyard, Yale Law School’s online community launched to students in January 2020. Named for a favorite gathering place, The Courtyard is an online tool that connects students to our greatest resource, our alumni network.

Career Development Events

Resources We Provide


Career Management System
The Career Development Office uses the Career Management System (CMS), powered by Symplicity, to provide the resources to students. Net ID required.


Counseling
CDO's attorney-counselors are available to discuss your career goals and aspirations, provide advice on resumes and cover letters and discuss the job search process.

 

Programs
CDO hosts both interview and educational programs each year to provide students with a breadth of knowledge and opportunities across industries and practice areas. 

 

Career Pathways
Information on careers in public interest, judicial clerkships, law firms, law teaching, and business for students.

 

Toolkit for Student Job Seekers
Guidance on self-assessment, employer research, networking, application materials, and interviewing.

 

Career Guides & Advice
A range of career guides and resources for students across many areas of interest.

 

Videos
Helpful career development videos for career planning. Net ID required.

 

Career Management System
The Career Development Office uses the Career Management System (CMS), powered by Symplicity, to provide the resources to alumni. Net ID required.

 

Counseling
Alumni are welcome to conduct one-on-one mock interviews with CDO attorney-counselors at any stage of their careers, and to receive real-time personalized feedback on their performance.

 

Career Pathways
Information on careers in public interest, judicial clerkships, law firms, law teaching, and business for alumni.


Toolkit for Alumni Job Seekers
Guidance on employer research, networking, application materials, and interviewing. It also provides guidance on relocating, returning to work after a leave, handling a layoff, salary negotiation, temporary legal employment, and using a headhunter.

 

Career Guides & Advice
A range of career guides and resources for alumni across many areas of interest.

 

Interview Programs

Yale students and graduates seek employment experiences both within and outside of the legal profession: in private practice, from large firms to solo practices; in federal, state and local government; in public interest settings, and in corporations and businesses; and in non-profit organizations. To facilitate this process, CDO organizes two interview programs in early August and February.

 

Post an Opportunity

The Career Development Office uses an online job posting system powered by Symplicity. After registering basic profile information, employers may post openings free of charge. Submissions from third parties, including search firms, will not be accepted.

 

Increase Visibility at YLS

In addition to participating in our interview programs or posting an opportunity, we encourage employers to engage with our students. Learn more.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Philip Bowman

Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner, New York NY

We want you to think of Yale not just as the place you received your legal education, but as one of the places where you found your moral compass.”


Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean