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

Wednesday, October 04, 2017


In The Press

What America Taught the Nazis

The Atlantic

Hitler’s American Model, a book by Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Whitman ’88, is discussed in an article.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017


In The Press

Vets sue Defense Department over 1966 Spain H-bomb mishap

Associated Press

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic filed a lawsuit on behalf of airmen who were exposed to radiation in a hydrogen bomb accident in Spain.

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


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017


In The Press

What America Taught the Nazis

The Atlantic

Hitler’s American Model, a book by Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Whitman ’88, is discussed in an article.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


In The Press

Vets sue Defense Department over 1966 Spain H-bomb mishap

Associated Press

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic filed a lawsuit on behalf of airmen who were exposed to radiation in a hydrogen bomb accident in Spain.

Friday, September 22, 2017


In The Press

Judge orders Army to review discharge status of two CT vets

The Day

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, clinical lecturer Aaron Wenzloff, and students with the Veterans’ Legal Services Clinic are mentioned in a story about two Army veterans who have petitioned to have their discharge status upgraded by the Army.

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.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Candace Jackson-Akiwumi

Staff Attorney Federal Defender Program 

Yale Law School is distinguished among American law schools by two things: its small size—that’s a physical fact about the law school—and also the spirit of comradeship and cooperation that exists among all of the members of the community.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean