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, February 14, 2018


In The Press

Advocates Seek Benefits For Vets With Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Attributable To 'Invisible Wounds'

Hartford Courant

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is discussed in an article about a report the clinic wrote on mental health care for veterans. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


In The Press

Second Federal Judge Issues Injunction to Keep DACA in Place

The New York Times

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela '08 is quoted and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is mentioned in an article about WIRAC securing a nationwide injunction to halt the DACA termination.

February 26 Monday

Event

Public Interest Silent Auction

(All day)
SLB Hallway

February 27 Tuesday

Event

Public Interest Silent Auction

(All day)
SLB Hallway

February 27 Tuesday

Event

BLSA Presents Fatima Goss Graves

12:10PM
Room 120

February 28 Wednesday

Event

Public Interest Silent Auction

(All day)
SLB Hallway

February 28 Wednesday
March 1 Thursday

Event

Public Interest Silent Auction

8:00AM
SLB Hallway

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Monday, January 8, 2018


4:39

Monday, December 18, 2017


3:55

Friday, November 17, 2017


2:54

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


In The Press

Housing Authority, Developer Cite Bias in P&Z Parkside Decision

Branford Eagle

Clinical Associate Professor Anika Singh Lemar and the Community and Economic Development Clinic are mentioned in an article about a legal challenge to a housing project denied by the town's planning and zoning commission. The clinic represents the town's housing authority.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


In The Press

Advocates seek change in state law for some veterans' benefits

The Connecticut Post

A report on veterans who are seeking to upgrade their discharge status with the help of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


In The Press

Advocates Seek Benefits For Vets With Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Attributable To 'Invisible Wounds'

Hartford Courant

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is discussed in an article about a report the clinic wrote on mental health care for veterans. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


In The Press

Second Federal Judge Issues Injunction to Keep DACA in Place

The New York Times

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela '08 is quoted and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is mentioned in an article about WIRAC securing a nationwide injunction to halt the DACA termination.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


In The Press

"New Urbanist" Westville Zone Proposed

New Haven Independent

Andrew Parker '19 is quoted in an article about the work the Community and Economic Development Clinic is doing to create a new zoning district for a neighborhood in New Haven.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


In The Press

Federal immigration agents say there will be more workplace raids like 7-Eleven

Marketplace

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie '93 is quoted in an article about workplace immigration raids.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Michael Brown

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

The Yale Law School you are entering has never been a law school that simply defends what is. Your law school —Yale Law School—has always been a law school that fights for what ought to be.”


Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean