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Academics


Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools, offering an unmatched environment of excellence, a flourishing intellectual life, and an abundance of opportunities to engage with the law.

Whether interested in constitutional law or criminal law, Yale Law School provides students with a diverse and robust academic experience that empowers them to chart their own course. With almost 200 courses taught by world-renowned faculty and a thriving network of legal clinics and intellectual centers, Yale Law School provides rich and challenging ways to gain the skills necessary to make an impact in the world at large. Explore all that Yale Law School has to offer by browsing our areas of interest, degree programs, list of clinics, and engaging collection of student and alumni profiles.

Lillian Goldman Law Library


Located in the Sterling Law Building, The Lillian Goldman Law Library has nearly one million print volumes as well as unparalleled access to domestic, foreign, and international law databases.

Areas of Interest at Yale Law School


Although there are no specific areas of concentration at Yale Law School, here are some areas currently of interest to students looking at the Law School’s programs and courses.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Reginald Dwayne Betts

A student perspective on clinics and financial aid.

I chose to attend Yale Law School because I wanted to direct my own education. 25 years later, freedom and flexibility are still the best things about this place. As a YLS student, you get to decide what you want to study. ”


James Forman Jr.

Class of 1992, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law