Welcome to Yale Law School!

We are really looking forward to having you join us. We are here to help with your transition as you enter the Yale Law School community. Orientation 2016 took place on Monday, August 22 through Friday, August 26. You can use the links to help you navigate the various online resources and settle into YLS and New Haven. We also invite you to read "Welcome to Yale Law School, Class of 2019," a useful article about the law library and its services.

If you have any questions, please call (203-432-7979) or e-mail us ([email protected]).


In their first semester, all entering students are required to take four courses, one of which must be taken in a small group of 15 or 16 students. Immediately every student in the class has the opportunity to develop a close relationship with one of their four teachers.”

Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean