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Student Life

From classes to conferences, events, and volunteering, learn about the many ways in which Yale Law students can engage with each other and the community

A Vibrant Community

Yale Law School students are at the center of a vibrant community. Whether attending classes, organizing a slate of engaging conferences and events, or volunteering to work for the public interest, our students bring their idealism and passion into every aspect of their lives. Our students are campus and community leaders, taking part in an array of student organizations (as well as editing the school's nine journals) and enjoying the social and recreational opportunities that the New Haven area has to offer. Through it all, the Law School provides a range of services to support its students — from academic counseling offered by the Office of Student Affairs to advice for the path ahead at the Career Development Office.

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Student Services

Student Services

A range of services to help our students thrive during their time at Yale Law School

Career Development

Career Development

Resources and support to help our students and alumni evaluate their goals and navigate their job search

Welcome Class of 2026

Welcome Class of 2026

Support and resources to help you with your transition to the Yale Law School community

Academic Resources & Services

Academic Resources & Services

Support for students looking to develop and improve upon their academic skills

Commencement

Commencement

Information on annual commencement events

Policies, Resources, & Reporting

Policies, Resources, & Reporting

Policies from Yale Law School and Yale University

Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and Harassment

Visit Yale University's resources

Student Journals & Organizations

Student Journals & Organizations

With more than 70 student organizations and nine different journals, students have many ways to get involved

Programs & Opportunities

Programs & Opportunities

A broad array of programming, focused both on academics and on health and wellness

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Resources and activities that promote general mental and physical health and wellness

News

Student News & Opinion

Highlights, media mentions, and notable accomplishments from our current students

Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Yale Law School is committed to supporting equity, inclusion, and belonging

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Student Organizations

8

Student Journals

17

Student Affinity Groups
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concert at sunset on the New Haven Green

New Haven & the Region

“Connecticut’s third-largest city is a historic, mostly walkable and bikeable seaside town with distinctive neighborhoods, an encyclopedic collection of great American architecture, a thriving cultural life and one of the best food scenes in the country for a city of its size.” —The New York Times (2023)

I will remember most about my time here the wonderful conversations and interactions with my peers and with my professors. This is a wonderful community, very welcoming, and an amazing place to have studied the law.