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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 library has almost 800,000 volumes of print materials and about 10,000 active serial titles, in which there are 200,000 volumes of foreign and international law materials.

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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Jahi Wise

A student perspective on pursuing a joint JD/MBA degree and participating in The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development Clinic.

You can make a difference… The history of the last 40 years happened because people like you entered the fray and chipped away at problems that they were told were politically impossible to fix.”


Michael Posner

Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2014 Commencement Address