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

Monday, June 26, 2017


In The Press

How Marriage Equality Strengthened Marriage And Changed Religion—A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78

Huffington Post

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78 is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


News

Becca Heller ’10 Honored by the American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society recently announced that the winner of the ACS David Carliner Public Interest Award is Becca Heller '10, director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center.

Friday, March 3, 2017


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Thursday, March 2, 2017


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017


In The Press

Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Want To Treat Women In Prison Like Human Beings

HuffPost

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article on efforts to reform how the U.S. federal prison system treats women.

Thursday, June 29, 2017


In The Press

Bright Shines as Unrelenting, Fearless Champion of Condemned

Daily Report

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen Bright is profiled about his work as an attorney for death row inmates.

Monday, June 26, 2017


In The Press

How Marriage Equality Strengthened Marriage And Changed Religion—A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78

Huffington Post

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78 is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Friday, June 16, 2017


In The Press

The Surprising Sexism of Maternity Leave

Bustle

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz is quoted in an article about the disparity in parental leave rules for mothers versus fathers.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


In The Press

Trump and Pence Invoke Conscience to Block Contraception, Contrary to Our Religious Liberty Tradition—A Commentary by Douglas NeJaime and Reva Siegel ’86

Take Care

Professor Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law and Douglas NeJaime is the Martin R. Flug Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

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

Law is service if you do it with honor and integrity and a sense of passion…”


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Class of 1979