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

September 9 Monday
September 11 Wednesday
October 7 Monday

Event

1L Intro to Public Interest Careers

12:10PM
SLB Room 129

October 22 Tuesday

Event

24th Annual Public Interest Career Fair

6:10PM
Ruttenberg Dining Hall

October 22 Tuesday

Event

24th Annual Public Interest Career Fair

6:10PM
Ruttenberg Dining Hall

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Monday, August 19, 2019


In The Press

How High are Infrastructure Costs? Analyzing Interstate Construction Spending

The Brookings Institution

A paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow and Leah Brooks of The George Washington University on why highway construction costs have risen is highlighted.
 

Monday, August 19, 2019


In The Press

How High are Infrastructure Costs? Analyzing Interstate Construction Spending

The Brookings Institution

A paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow and Leah Brooks of The George Washington University on why highway construction costs have risen is highlighted.
 

Friday, August 16, 2019


In The Press

Claims: Migrant Children Molested in U.S.-Funded Foster Care

The Associated Press

Aseem Mehta ’20, a student with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Clinic, is quoted about a settlement in a case of a migrant child held in government custody.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


In The Press

The Power of the Public Option: A Q&A With Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne Alstott

The American Prospect

Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Law Anne L. Alstott ’87 and coauthor Ganesh Sitaraman are interviewed about their new book. 

Monday, August 5, 2019


In The Press

A Public Option For Everything?

WGBH

Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Law Anne L. Alstott ’87 and coauthor Ganesh Sitaraman are interviewed about their new book. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019


In The Press

What About Rochester?

Project Syndicate

The new book by Jacquin D. Bierman Professor Anne L. Alstott ’87 and Ganesh Sitaraman is discussed in an article on how to promote economic growth in mid-sized cities.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Matthew Axelrod
’97

Matthew Axelrod

Partner, Linklaters; formerly Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General

Yale is the one place where going to law school doesn’t mean sitting on the sidelines; it means making headlines.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law