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

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018


In The Press

Immigrant Children, Parents Reunified In Connecticut, But What's Next?

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 are quoted in a report on the reunification of two children and their parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The children were represented by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic and CT Legal Services. 

Monday, July 16, 2018


In The Press

Prosecutor: 2 immigrant children to be reunited with parents

CT Post

Hannah Schoen ’19 is quoted in a story about the release of two children being held in Connecticut and a reunion with their parents after being separated at the U.S. border. The children are being represented by the Connecticut Legal Services and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Friday, July 13, 2018


In The Press

UPDATED: Detention of Immigrant Children in Conn. Custody Ruled Unconstitutional

Law.com

A federal judge in Connecticut ruled that the separation of two children taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border is unconstitutional. The case was argued in court by Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08. Hannah Schoen ’19 and Carolyn O’Connor ’18, with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, are quoted.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


In The Press

Federal judge delays decision on reuniting children with parents in immigration case

CT Mirror

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in a story about a hearing on whether to reunite two children being held in Connecticut with their parents after being separated at the U.S. border. The children are being represented by the Connecticut Legal Services and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 9, 2018


In The Press

Immigrant Children In Connecticut Sue After Being Separated From Parents

WNPR

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic’s case on behalf of two children, taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border and sent to a Connecticut facility, suing the federal government is discussed.

Saturday, July 7, 2018


In The Press

Two Children Held In Connecticut After Separation From Parents At Border Sue Government

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in an article about two children, taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border and sent to a Connecticut facility, who are suing the federal government with the help of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. 

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Sarah Esty

McKinsey & Company Associate and Political Strategist

Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.”


Visiting Lecturer Stephen Bright

2012 Commencement Address