At Yale Law School, we strive to achieve an inclusive campus climate for all members of our community with marginalized gender identities through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, and academic engagement. 

Trans @ Yale Law School - T@YLS

Trans @ Yale Law School aims to support the trans community at YLS by creating safe spaces, connecting members, and advocating for our needs.

Women of Color Collective - WOCC

WOCC is an affinity group for women of color that provides social support, mentorship, and community.

Yale Law Women - YLW

Yale Law Women (YLW) works to advance the status of women and traditionally underrepresented gender identities at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large. To realize this mission, we create programming, resources, and mentorship opportunities to bolster our members’ pursuit of their professional and personal goals.


Gender Diversity Resources

University Resources

CDO links to Diversity Databases and Data

Diversity & Demographics section on
Collection of NALP data relating to minorities, women, LGBT, Part-time and disabled lawyers.

Law Firm Diversity Database has partnered with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association to release this database, which is aimed at advancing diversity in the legal profession. The database includes benchmarking information on diversity programs in over 250 law firms. The database allows you to make side by side comparisons on various factors including the number of attorneys who are minorities, women, LGBT, and individuals with disabilities. The online database also provides access to firms' complete self-reported law firm diversity survey responses. Registration is required and free.

The Minority Law Journal
Website links to the Directory of Minority Attorneys which contains listings of minority-owned law firms, and the names of minority attorneys in majority-owned law firms, corporate law departments and government agencies.

CDO links to Law Firm Diversity Rankings

ALM Legal Intelligence
ALM Legal Intelligence has numerous Surveys and Rankings related to diversity (available under the Surveys and Rankings tab). This site must be accessed through Yale’s VPN. Instructions are available at Includes the Diversity Scorecard with detailed information on minority legal staffing levels at NLJ 250 and Am Law 200 firms; the Am Law 200 Women in Leadership survey; the NLJ GLBT Scorecard and more.

Vault’s Best Law Firms for Diversity
Vault provides an overall diversity rating and also provides individual ratings for minorities, women, disabilities, and veterans. Available online at by clicking the “Companies” tab and then “Best Law Firms.”

National Organizations

ABA's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)
ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession
ABA's Pipeline Diversity Directory Activities 
Corporate Counsel—Women of Color
Latina Lawyers Bar Association
The Leadership Institute for Women of Color in Law
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Member Diversity Initiatives

National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
National Association of Women Judges
National Association of Women Lawyers
National Women's Law Center


YLS Reports

The following reports and publications were organized by students and intended for the internal Yale Law School community. As a result, some of the reports require a NetID to access. If you do not have a NetID but would like more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

YLW Speak Up Report: A report on gender dynamics and the importance of diversity at the Law School 

YLW Speak Up Now What Report: This report highlights the importance of diversity to the success of Yale Law students, faculty, and the institution itself. It concludes by proposing next steps for the administration in increasing the inclusion and support of diverse students and faculty at the law school.

Click here to view a complete list of YLS Reports