A Robust and Unique Clinical Program


Yale Law School has one of the most robust clinical programs in the country. Unlike most other schools, students can begin taking clinics—and appearing in court—during the spring of their first year. Clinic students represent real clients with real legal problems (not in simulations or role-playing exercises), and are supervised by senior faculty members, with whom they often develop close and lasting mentoring relationships.

About 90% of our students take advantage of this unique opportunity to combine theory with practice, and many students take more than one clinic. With nearly 30 clinics, there are almost always places available.

Opportunities abound in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization—a single law firm that currently houses nine clinics, including the Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic and the Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development.  In addition to the complete list of clinics and projects, a number of other centers and programs also offer experiential learning opportunities. Simulation courses are also offered in such areas as Appellate Advocacy, Corporate Crisis Management, and Negotiating and Drafting M&A Agreements.

Ways to Engage


Our Clinics

Yale Law School offers more than 30 clinics that provide students with hands on, practical experience in the law on a diverse range of subject matters.

Simulation

Yale Law School offers a suite of innovative simulation courses based on real-world case studies.

Centers and Workshops

Yale Law School enhances the intellectual life of its academic community by sponsoring a variety of centers, programs, and workshops, inspired by the interests of its faculty and students.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021


In The Press

With a New Law, LGBTQ Parents Celebrate Recognition in Connecticut

CT Mirror

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted at a ceremonial signing of the Connecticut Parentage Act, which gives children of same-sex couples equal treatment under the law. NeJaime and his clinic spearheaded the effort to pass the law.

Monday, May 24, 2021


In The Press

Amid The Pandemic, Yale Lawsuit Against ICE Becomes A National Model

Connecticut Public Radio

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 was interviewed on Connecticut Public Radio about the rights and safety of ICE detainees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


In The Press

The Case For Moving Beyond Probation, And How To Do It — A Commentary by Fiona Doherty ’99

The Appeal

Fiona Doherty is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


In The Press

Low-Wage Earners in Spotlight as Employment Litigation Targets Alleged Wage Theft

Law.com

Sam Hull ’22 is quoted, and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad are mentioned, in a Law.com article about a lawsuit alleging wage theft and racial discrimination against Latino workers at a Connecticut business.

Sunday, April 11, 2021


In The Press

Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Settles Lawsuit Brought by Immigrations Detainees

Dartmouth Week

Fernando Quiroz ’22 is quoted, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Clinic mentioned, in a Dartmouth Week story about the settlement reached in a class action lawsuit challenging unsafe conditions at the Bristol County House of Correction.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


In The Press

Suburb Housing Quest Enters New Phase

New Haven Independent

Karen Anderson ’21 is quoted and the Community and Economic Development Clinic is mentioned in a New Haven Independent report on efforts to challenge zoning restrictions in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Student Profile Videos


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Emma Roth

A student perspective on health law and clinics at Yale Law School.