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

Thursday, October 03, 2019


In The Press

Degrading strip search of 200 women prisoners cries out for courts to act — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

CNN Opinion

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

October 21 Monday

Event

24th Annual Public Interest Career Fair

6:10PM
Ruttenberg Dining Hall

October 28 Monday
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Thursday, October 3, 2019


In The Press

Degrading strip search of 200 women prisoners cries out for courts to act — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

CNN Opinion

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


In The Press

Say Hello To The Sworn Enemy Of Travel Scams

Forbes

A report on a case brought by the San Francisco city attorney against two travel companies alleging unlawful business practices. The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project is assisting with the lawsuit.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019


In The Press

Symposium: Textualism’s moment of truth — A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78

SCOTUSblog

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

Monday, August 26, 2019


In The Press

The Limits of Private Action: What the Past 40 Years Taught Us About the Perils of Unregulated Markets — A Commentary by Anne Alstott ’87 and Ganesh Sitaraman

Pro-Market

Anne Alstott ’87 is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School. Ganesh Sitaraman is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. This commentary is an excerpt from the book their book, The Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity, and Promote Equality.

Monday, August 19, 2019


In The Press

How High are Infrastructure Costs? Analyzing Interstate Construction Spending

The Brookings Institution

A paper coauthored by Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow ’15 and Leah Brooks of The George Washington University on why highway construction costs have risen is highlighted.

Friday, August 16, 2019


In The Press

Claims: Migrant Children Molested in U.S.-Funded Foster Care

The Associated Press

Aseem Mehta ’20, a student with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Clinic, is quoted about a settlement in a case of a migrant child held in government custody.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Neena K. Chaudhry

Director of Education and Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center, Washington, DC

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