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

Friday, August 04, 2017


In The Press

No Sanctuary for the Immigration Lawyer

The New York Times

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and students from the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are mentioned in an opinion piece on the case of Nury Chavarria who was granted a stay of deportation after seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church.

Thursday, August 03, 2017


In The Press

Finding Common Ground, Despite Ideological Divides—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, July 21, 2017


In The Press

Connecticut Delegation Visits Immigrant Mother Taking Sanctuary In New Haven Church

WNPR

Thomas Scott-Railton ’18, a student with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, is quoted in a story about a person who has been given sanctuary in a New Haven church after being ordered to leave the country by ICE.

September 19 Tuesday

Event

Lawyering Where It’s Hard

6:10PM
YLS Room 129

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


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


In The Press

Is it ever OK to ask children to translate for their parents in emergency situations?

Marketplace

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad is quoted in an article about whether children should be used as interpreters in emergency situations.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


In The Press

Unequal justice under the law

CBS

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen Bright is quoted in a story about advocacy work done by the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Sunday, August 6, 2017


In The Press

How affordable housing can chip away at residential segregation

The Conversation

Research by Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law Robert Ellickson ’66 is cited in an article about affordable housing.

Friday, August 4, 2017


In The Press

No Sanctuary for the Immigration Lawyer

The New York Times

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and students from the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are mentioned in an opinion piece on the case of Nury Chavarria who was granted a stay of deportation after seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


In The Press

Finding Common Ground, Despite Ideological Divides—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


In The Press

Undocumented immigrant who took sanctuary in New Haven church granted stay of deportation

The New Haven Register

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Oriheula ’08 are quoted in an article about Nury Chavarria who was granted a stay of deportation after seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church. Ms. Chavarria was represented by students with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Beverly Jones

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New York, NY

We have to ask ourselves if we really believe we don’t have a person to waste, if we really think people who follow our laws — no matter how different they are from us — should have a place at the American table.”


President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973