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, September 05, 2017


In The Press

Groups in NY seek legal challenge of Trump DACA rollback

Associated Press

Students with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are leading a legal challenge to President Trump’s proposed phase-out of DACA. Similar articles appeared in numerous other outlets.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


In The Press

Challenge That Blocked First Trump Travel Ban Is Settled

The New York Times

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is mentioned in an article about the settlement of the travel ban case that WIRAC worked on.

October 24 Tuesday

Event

22nd Annual Public Interest Career Fair

6:00PM
YLS Dining Hall

November 14 Tuesday
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Friday, March 3, 2017


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Friday, March 3, 2017


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Thursday, March 2, 2017


2:09

Friday, September 15, 2017


In The Press

Experts: Veterans should ‘get out in the streets’ to protest government’s handling of ‘bad paper’

Stars and Stripes

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a presentation he took part in in Washington regarding the military’s and VA’s handling of other-than-honorable discharges.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


In The Press

Yale Immigration Lawyer Doubts Congress Will Act On DACA

WNPR

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 was interviewed about whether Congress will act on DACA before the program ends in March of 2018.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


In The Press

Groups in NY seek legal challenge of Trump DACA rollback

Associated Press

Students with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are leading a legal challenge to President Trump’s proposed phase-out of DACA. Similar articles appeared in numerous other outlets.

Monday, September 4, 2017


In The Press

How the American Jim Crow System Inspired Hate and the Alt-Right

Atlanta Black Star

Hitler’s American Model, the latest book by Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Whitman ’88, is cited at length in a feature.

Friday, September 1, 2017


In The Press

Court Bans Ex-Cadet’s Lawsuit Against West Point Superiors

The New York Times

Shikha Garg ’19 is quoted in an article about the outcome of a case of a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


In The Press

Challenge That Blocked First Trump Travel Ban Is Settled

The New York Times

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is mentioned in an article about the settlement of the travel ban case that WIRAC worked on.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Matthew McHale

Assistant City Solicitor, City of Pittsburgh Law Department, Pittsburgh, PA

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