Services to Help Students Thrive


Yale Law School and Yale University provide a range of services to help our students thrive during their years in school. After all, even in law school, life continues outside the classroom. Explore the range of services available. Visit the Office of Student Affairs for more information.

We are available by phone +1-203-432-7979 and email osa@yale.edu Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Upcoming Events


August 22 Monday

Meditation Mondays

9:45AM to 10:00AM

SLB Room L390C

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday, gather with others for a 15 or 20 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation room L390C or Zoom in (closed after 3-5 minutes of introductory remarks).

August 22 Monday

Pan-Affinity Group Reception with Dean Heather Gerken

5:00PM to 6:00PM

Ruttenberg Dining Hall

Are you active in one of our Affinity Groups? Please join us for a meet & greet with Dean Gerken as we kick off the semester!

Location: Ruttenberg Dining Hall

August 23 Tuesday

Tuesday Tea Time - weekly 3-4:30pm

3:00PM to 4:30PM

SLB Dining Hall, 127 Wall Street Ruttenberg Hall Suite M85, New Haven, Conn 06520, United States

Come sit with a cup of tea and chat, color, doodle, do your own craft project, write a gratitude note or learn a skill with your wellness counselor Catherine Banson and others. (Hopefully we can do nails too!)

August 24 Wednesday

Meditate with Professor Yair Listokin - Wednesdays 12:05-12:15pm

12:05PM to 12:15PM

SLB Room L390C

Professor Listokin is a longtime meditator - join him for 10 minutes every Wednesday to practice together! Meditation room L390C or Zoom (link coming shortly).

August 29 Monday

Meditation Mondays

9:45AM to 10:00AM

SLB Room L390C

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday, gather with others for a 15 or 20 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation room L390C or Zoom in (closed after 3-5 minutes of introductory remarks).

August 29 Monday

Meditation Mondays -- 9:45-10am and 12-12:20pm

9:45AM to 12:15PM

Meditation/Prayer Room - L390C, 127 Wall Street Ruttenberg Hall Suite M85, New Haven, Conn 06520, United States

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday, gather with others for a 15 or 20 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation room L390C or Zoom in (closed after 3-5 minutes of introductory remarks).

September 5 Monday

Meditation Mondays

9:45AM to 10:00AM

SLB Room L390C

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday, gather with others for a 15 or 20 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation room L390C or Zoom in (closed after 3-5 minutes of introductory remarks).

September 12 Monday

Meditation Mondays

9:45AM to 10:00AM

SLB Room L390C

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday, gather with others for a 15 or 20 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation room L390C or Zoom in (closed after 3-5 minutes of introductory remarks).

September 19 Monday

Meditation Mondays

9:45AM to 10:00AM

SLB Room L390C

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday, gather with others for a 15 or 20 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation room L390C or Zoom in (closed after 3-5 minutes of introductory remarks).

September 26 Monday

Meditation Mondays

9:45AM to 10:00AM

SLB Room L390C

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday, gather with others for a 15 or 20 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation room L390C or Zoom in (closed after 3-5 minutes of introductory remarks).

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The Office of Student Affairs is here to assist you with all matters related to student life at YLS. Please explore our website to review some of the main services and resources we can provide.

1L year is really hard.…You’re just grinding all the time. And when you come out the other end, you realize that you’ve got skills to make changes in the world. And that feeling is so cool.”


Rebecca Wexler

Class of 2016