About the Office of Student Affairs

Supporting and Advocating for Yale Law Students from Orientation to Graduation

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The Office of Student Affairs exists to support Yale law students. We advocate for students, and support extracurricular activities at the Law School including law journals, student organizations and moot court as well as a variety of all-school activities including orientation, wellness programs, diversity and inclusion programs, Title IX programs, conferences, and other events that serve to entertain, educate and cultivate an inclusive community in the Law School.

In addition, we assist students with personal matters, academic concerns, short term medical concerns, Title IX matters, and family emergencies. We also support student parents and students with disabilities. Members of our team can connect you to useful resources around the university.

The Office of Student Affairs team is dedicated to ensuring that students have the best possible experience at Yale Law School. While many people are here to assist you during your time at the Law School, we hope you will view our office as a useful resource and a good place to start with questions. We’re located in Ruttenberg M85.

Office Directions

The offices of the Student Affairs staff members are located on the Mezzanine Level of Ruttenberg Hall in Suite M85.

Office Hours

Our office hours during the academic year are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Feel free to stop by any time we are open. Or contact the Office of Student Affairs at (203) 432-7979 or osa@yale.edu

Journal-Related Matters

For journal-related matters, please email law.studentjournals@yale.edu.

Student Affairs Programs

We understand that students arrive at Yale Law School with many different backgrounds and experiences, and it is our goal to ensure that the transition to Law School is as smooth as possible. In doing so, we have put together a series of programs that seek to guide students through their first term and provide them with the information they need to best take advantage of their Yale education, both inside and outside of the classroom. We also have a variety of programs that focus on student mental health and wellness, academic advising and professionalism.

We recognize that these programs cannot address all of the questions students may have during their time at Yale Law School, and welcome all students to stop by the Office of Student Affairs with questions.