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


Public Interest Employers

For Public Interest Employers

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Thursday, May 24, 2018


Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Sunday, December 9, 2018

In The Press

The Real-Life Heroine Who Inspired a Character on ‘Boardwalk Empire’

The New York Times Book Review

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster, the new book by William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79, is reviewed in the New York Times Book Review.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

In The Press

State wants details of Yale clinic deal

New Haven Register

Ahmad Maaz ’20 is quoted, and Sarah June Bever-Chritton ’20 and Rachel Kogan’19 mentioned, in a New Haven Register article about a proposed collaboration between Yale New Haven Hospital and two local federally qualified health clinics.

Monday, November 26, 2018

In The Press

Clinic plan could jeoparduze abortion access—A Commentary by Rachel Kogan ’19

The Hartford Courant

Yale Law School student Rachel Kogan ’19 has an op/ed in the Hartford Courant.

Monday, November 12, 2018

In The Press

Law students launch service group

Yale Daily News

Law School students James Campbell ’20,  Abigail Pershing ’20, Matthew Linsley ’21, and Carl Jiang ’20 are quoted in the Yale Daily News about a new student organization, the Yale Law Student National Service Forum.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In The Press

Report re-energizes push to end solitary confinement in state


Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik was interviewed by NJTV about the recent survey by the Arthur Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators on solitary confinement.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

In The Press

Solitary confinement is an affront to human decency

The Washington Post

Findings contained in a recent survey by the Arthur Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators are cited in The Washington Post.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Monica Maldonado

Assistant Dean, Yale Law School; formerly Assistant County Attorney, Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office

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