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 80% of our students take advantage of this unique opportunity to combine theory with practice, and many students take more than one clinic. With more than 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 ten clinics, including the Sol and Lillian Goldman Family Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic, 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 here, 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.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


In The Press

Hearing examines prosecutor in Penn State probe

Philly.com

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Larry Fox is quoted in an article about a case before the Pennsylvania disciplinary board for lawyers regarding the conduct of a former state prosecutor.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018


In The Press

Jail for Drug Relapse: A Case Asks if That's Fair

The New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 is quoted in an article about probation and how it impacts substance abusers.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Thursday, May 24, 2018


Kath Xu ’20

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Thursday, May 24, 2018


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Thursday, May 24, 2018


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Thursday, March 1, 2018


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Thursday, June 14, 2018


In The Press

Hearing examines prosecutor in Penn State probe

Philly.com

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Larry Fox is quoted in an article about a case before the Pennsylvania disciplinary board for lawyers regarding the conduct of a former state prosecutor.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


In The Press

Jail for Drug Relapse: A Case Asks if That's Fair

The New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 is quoted in an article about probation and how it impacts substance abusers.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


In The Press

How Employers Illegally Discriminate Against Veterans with Less-than-Honorable Discharges—A Commentary by Alyssa Peterson ’19 and Arjun Mody ’20

Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

Alyssa Peterson ’19 and Arjun Mody ’20 are students at Yale Law School and law student interns at the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Monday, May 14, 2018


In The Press

Lawyer Couldn’t Concede Guilt in Death Penalty Case

Bloomberg

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted, and the Ethics Bureau mentioned, in an article about a Supreme Court ruling that reaffirms a client’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


In The Press

SRO Moratorium, Westville Zone Advance

New Haven Independent

Kendyl Clausen ’19 is quoted and the Community and Economic Development Clinic is mentioned in a story about changing the zoning laws in the Westville neighborhood.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


In The Press

Italy sued over migrant 'push back' deal with Libya after 20 migrants drown in Mediterranean

Independent (UK)

The work of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic in connection with the 2017 death of at least 20 migrants in the Mediterranean is mentioned in an article.

Student Profile Videos


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Kath Xu

A student perspective on the feminist organizations, the Veterans Clinic, and the financial aid office at Yale Law School.