Public Interest Law


About Public Interest Law

Yale Law School has a strong tradition of service in the public interest. In addition to the rich curricular offerings, approximately 80 percent of students take part in a clinic during their time at the Law School.

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Clinics & Courses

Public Interest Activities

Most YLS students perform public service in activities ranging from legal research and writing to outreach in the New Haven public schools. A number of YLS centers and projects offer fellowships and other opportunities for public service.

Public Interest Activities

Public Interest Career Services

Public Interest Career Services are available through the Career Development Office, which offers specialized counseling, as well as a wide array of services, programs, events, and resources for public interest minded students and alumni in all stages of their career development.

Career Services

Events & Programs

Resources

Public Interest Employers

For Public Interest Employers

Monday, June 26, 2017


In The Press

How Marriage Equality Strengthened Marriage And Changed Religion—A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78

Huffington Post

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78 is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


News

Becca Heller ’10 Honored by the American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society recently announced that the winner of the ACS David Carliner Public Interest Award is Becca Heller '10, director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center.

Friday, June 02, 2017


In The Press

After 17 Years, EPA Settles Racial Discrimination Case Against TCEQ

Texas Observer

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted, and the Environmental Justice clinic mentioned in a story about a settlement between the Texas state environmental regulator and the EPA over an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


News

Becca Heller ’10 Honored by the American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society recently announced that the winner of the ACS David Carliner Public Interest Award is Becca Heller '10, director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center.

Friday, March 3, 2017


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Monday, June 26, 2017


In The Press

How Marriage Equality Strengthened Marriage And Changed Religion—A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78

Huffington Post

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78 is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Friday, June 16, 2017


In The Press

The Surprising Sexism of Maternity Leave

Bustle

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz is quoted in an article about the disparity in parental leave rules for mothers versus fathers.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


In The Press

Trump and Pence Invoke Conscience to Block Contraception, Contrary to Our Religious Liberty Tradition—A Commentary by Douglas NeJaime and Reva Siegel ’86

Take Care

Professor Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law and Douglas NeJaime is the Martin R. Flug Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, June 2, 2017


In The Press

After 17 Years, EPA Settles Racial Discrimination Case Against TCEQ

Texas Observer

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted, and the Environmental Justice clinic mentioned in a story about a settlement between the Texas state environmental regulator and the EPA over an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


In The Press

Exxon Refinery Neighbor Group Scoffs at Texas-EPA Agreement

Bloomberg BNA

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman-Lado is quoted, and the Environmental Justice clinic mentioned, in an article about a settlement between the Texas state environmental regulator and the EPA over an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Mike Fisher

Legal Division Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Criminal Enforcement, Takoma Park, MD

If I had to identify the two things which taken in combination make Yale Law School such a special place, it would have to be the school’s longstanding commitment to intellectualism, and its equally long-lived and deep-seated commitment to public service.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean