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 page 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.

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Upcoming Events


February 14 Tuesday

Belonging to Yourself

5:10PM to 6:00PM

Room 205 Scharzman Center

Belonging starts right here, with you. What would change if you fully loved yourself? Come to this 50 min experiential session with Catherine at the Good Life Center Lounge (Rm 205 on the 2nd floor Annex of Schwarzman Center).

February 20 Monday

Meditation Mondays

12:05PM to 12:20PM

Meditation/Prayer Room - L390C and online

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday at 12:05pm gather for a 15 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation Room L390C and on Zoom (https://yale.zoom.us/j/98365773156 - closed after 3-5 min of introductory remarks)

February 21 Tuesday

Tuesday Tea Time

3:00PM to 4:30PM

Ruttenberg Dining Hall

Come sit with a cup of tea and chat, paint your nails, color, doodle, do your own craft project, write a gratitude note or learn a skill with your wellness counselor Catherine Banson and others.

February 27 Monday

Meditation Mondays

12:05PM to 12:20PM

Meditation/Prayer Room - L390C and online

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday at 12:05pm gather for a 15 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation Room L390C and on Zoom (https://yale.zoom.us/j/98365773156 - closed after 3-5 min of introductory remarks)

February 28 Tuesday

Vicarious Trauma Session with Professor Hope Metcalf

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Please register for details

Prof. Hope Metcalf will speak to the importance of legal practitioners addressing vicarious trauma in service to self and others. There will be an experiential component as we discuss developing strategies for resilience. Mandatory registration; lunch will be served.

February 28 Tuesday

Tuesday Tea Time

3:00PM to 4:30PM

Ruttenberg Dining Hall

Come sit with a cup of tea and chat, paint your nails, color, doodle, do your own craft project, write a gratitude note or learn a skill with your wellness counselor Catherine Banson and others.

March 6 Monday

Meditation Mondays

12:05PM to 12:20PM

Meditation/Prayer Room - L390C and online

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday at 12:05pm gather for a 15 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation Room L390C and on Zoom (https://yale.zoom.us/j/98365773156 - closed after 3-5 min of introductory remarks)

March 7 Tuesday

Tuesday Tea Time

3:00PM to 4:30PM

Ruttenberg Dining Hall

Come sit with a cup of tea and chat, paint your nails, color, doodle, do your own craft project, write a gratitude note or learn a skill with your wellness counselor Catherine Banson and others.

March 13 Monday

Meditation Mondays

12:05PM to 12:20PM

Meditation/Prayer Room - L390C and online

Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday at 12:05pm gather for a 15 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation Room L390C and on Zoom (https://yale.zoom.us/j/98365773156 - closed after 3-5 min of introductory remarks)

March 14 Tuesday

Tuesday Tea Time

3:00PM to 4:30PM

Ruttenberg Dining Hall

Come sit with a cup of tea and chat, paint your nails, color, doodle, do your own craft project, write a gratitude note or learn a skill with your wellness counselor Catherine Banson and others.

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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.

Yale Law School graduates are leaders in all walks of life, in the private as well as the public sector. Indeed, many work in both sectors over the course of their careers.”


Roberta Romano ’80

Sterling Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law