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


October 12 Wednesday

Tap Out Your Stress

6:10PM to 7:00PM

Please register for details

Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a self-help tool you can use on myriad issues: procrastination, fear of public speaking, relationships, insomnia, pain etc. You think about your problem while gently tapping on acupressure points, bringing the nervous system into balance and allowing for shifts in perspective and more responsiveness.

Catherine will share the basics of tapping and ...

October 13 Thursday

Mindful Movement & DIY Granola Parfaits

9:00AM to 10:00AM

Sol Goldman Courtyard

Join Catherine in the courtyard for mindful movement and DIY granola yogurt parfaits (vegan options available). Registration required.

October 13 Thursday

Pet Therapy with Jozy the K9 Counselor

12:30PM to 2:00PM

Sol Goldman Courtyard

Sink into the moment and revel in some animal joy! Jozy (https://www.instagram.com/thek9counselor/?msclkid=e425f53ec72811ec90d751...) will be holding court for all friends from 12:30-2pm in the Courtyard. We hope to see you there!

October 13 Thursday

Fall Fest

5:00PM to 7:00PM

Sol Goldman Courtyard

Join us for fall treats and games in the SLB Courtyard!

October 14 Friday

Chair Massages

10:30AM to 1:30PM

TBD

Sit back and relax for a ten minute chair massage! Signups will be available in ten minute increments using the registration options below. Please make sure to register in order to secure your spot. Registration will be available on a first come first serve basis.

October 18 Tuesday

Tuesday Tea Time

3:00PM to 4:30PM

Ruttenberg Dining Hall

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!)

October 24 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).

October 24 Monday

Meditation Mondays (Lunchtime)

12:05PM to 12:20PM

SLB Room L390C

October 24 Monday

1L DOJ Brief Writing Workshop with Veteran DOJ Attorney Sushma Soni '90

6:00PM to 8:00PM

SLB Room 122

Join Veteran DOJ Attorney Sushma Soni '90 in this brief writing workshop, with a dinner to follow.

October 25 Tuesday

Tuesday Tea Time

3:00PM to 4:30PM

Ruttenberg Dining Hall

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!)

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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.

You can make a difference… The history of the last 40 years happened because people like you entered the fray and chipped away at problems that they were told were politically impossible to fix.”


Michael Posner

Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2014 Commencement Address