Degrees at Yale Law School


Yale Law School offers five degree–granting programs. Joint degrees are conferred by the law school and other Yale graduate programs. In addition, a limited number of visiting researchers and visiting students are welcomed each year. Learn more about the different degree programs available.

In their first semester, all entering students are required to take four courses, one of which must be taken in a small group of 15 or 16 students. Immediately every student in the class has the opportunity to develop a close relationship with one of their four teachers.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean