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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Monday, February 26, 2018


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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. 

Friday, July 6, 2018


In The Press

Two immigrant children in Connecticut sue over family separations

CT Mirror

A report on 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.

Thursday, July 5, 2018


In The Press

The Muslim ban expands the cruel policy of family separation—A Commentary by Rachel Brown ’20 and Georgia Travers ’19

The Washington Post

Rachel Brown ’20 and Georgia Travers ’19 are students at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


In The Press

The Muslim Ban Expands the Cruel Policy of Family Separation— A Commentary by Rachel Brown '20 and Georgia Travers '19

The Washington Post

Rachel Brown '20 and Georgia Travers '19 are students at Yale Law School and co-authors of the report “Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of Waivers and Mass Denials From Yemeni-American Families Stuck in Limbo.”

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Michael Brown

Associate Attorney, Waltzer, Wiygul & Garside, LLC New Orleans, LA

We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.”


Sonia Sotomayor

Class of 1979