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

Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Monday, August 03, 2020


In The Press

Economic insecurity is a growing problem. The nation needs a jobs program — A Commentary by Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro ’87

Michael Graetz is the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law Emeritus and Professional Lecturer at Yale Law School.  Ian Shapiro '87 is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


2:25

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020


In The Press

Appointees: Less Parking = More Housing

New Haven Independent

Clinical Associate Professor Anika Singh-Lemar is quoted in the New Haven Independent about parking minimums for new housing developments.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


In The Press

Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court

Associated Press

Lily Halpern ’21 is quoted in an Associated Press story about the developments in a class action suit challenging Veterans Affairs’ refusal to provide disability compensation to veterans exposed to ionizing radiation. The plaintiffs are represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Friday, August 28, 2020


In The Press

Young immigrants challenge Trump administration decision to scale back DACA program

CBS News

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic is mentioned in a CBS News report on a complaint filed in federal court that challenges the Trump administration’s efforts to scale back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


In The Press

Ending Member Privilege

City Journal

Professor of Law David Schleicher is cited in a City Journal article about how aldermanic privilege can block urban development.

Friday, August 14, 2020


In The Press

2nd Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Suit Targeting Connecticut Over Ebola Quarantines

New York Law Journal

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in a New York Law Journal story about the dismissal of a constitutional challenge to Connecticut’s use of quarantine measures for residents who returned from West Africa during the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak.

Monday, August 3, 2020


In The Press

Economic insecurity is a growing problem. The nation needs a jobs program — A Commentary by Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro ’87

Michael Graetz is the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law Emeritus and Professional Lecturer at Yale Law School.  Ian Shapiro '87 is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Matthew Axelrod
’97

Matthew Axelrod

Southern District of Florida

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