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 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 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.


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 27, 2018


Thursday, September 6, 2018

In The Press

What Is The 25th Amendment And How Could It Undermine Trump?

NPR—All Things Considered

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is interviewed about Section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

In The Press

Government Gives Migrant Children Shipped to Connecticut Legal Immigration Status


Aseem Mehta ’20 is quoted in a story about two children represented by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic who have now been granted temporary legal immigration status. Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 is mentioned.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In The Press

Bill would make veterans involved in 1966 nuclear cleanup eligible for benefits

The Day

A report on legislation introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 that would make a group of Air Force veterans, who cleaned up one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, eligible for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The group was represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

In The Press

Louisiana’s Ongoing Ethical Crisis: Why SCOTUS Should Weigh In On The Case Of Rogers Lacaze—A Commentary by Lawrence J. Fox

ACS Blog

Lawrence Fox is the George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In The Press

Immigrant Children, Parents Reunified In Connecticut, But What's Next?

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 are quoted in a report on the reunification of two children and their parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The children were represented by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic and CT Legal Services. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

In The Press

Prosecutor: 2 immigrant children to be reunited with parents

CT Post

Hannah Schoen ’19 is quoted in a story about the release of two children being held in Connecticut and a reunion with their parents after being separated at the U.S. border. The children are being represented by the Connecticut Legal Services and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos


Asli Bashir

A student perspective on criminal justice and clinics at Yale Law School.