Resources to Make Informed Career Decisions


Yale Law School’s Career Development Office (CDO) provides a variety of resources to assist you in making informed career decisions. A good starting point is the career pathways section of this site where you can learn about the variety of employment opportunities available. Use the toolkit for job seekers to guide you through the self-assessment, employer research, application and interview processes. Explore CDO’s educational and interview programs and myriad resources that are at your disposal as your job search progresses.

In the late fall, every first-year student will be assigned to one of our four attorney counselors. After that, you are welcome to connect with a counselor of your choice.

We look forward to collaborating with you during your time at YLS and beyond.

Alumni & Student Profiles


'09

Emma Alpert

Current Senior Staff Attorney and 2009-2010 YLS Public Interest Fellow, Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn, NY

Yale Law School Employment Statistics


Yale Law students are among the most sought after in the nation by employers of all types. Our alumni are prominent both within and outside of the legal profession.

Your legal education confers on you the privilege of speaking the language of power. And that is no small thing. I know you will use your power wisely and for principled ends.”


Anne Alstott ’87

Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation