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.


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, March 9, 2023

Ashlee Fox ’25, Amy Jeon ’24, David Chiu, Doménica Merino ’24, Isabelle Zaslavsky ’24

SFALP students Ashlee Fox ’25, Amy Jeon ’24, Doménica Merino ’24, Isabelle Zaslavsky ’24 met with San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu (center) this week.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

photo of Jay Pottenger speaking at a podium

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J. L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 speaks at the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of Parkside Village, an affordable housing complex in Branford, Connecticut in November 2022.

Monday, February 20, 2023

photo of clinic client Conley Monk Jr. with members of the Veterans Clinic in 2019

Veterans Legal Services Clinic client Conley Monk Jr. with members of the clinic in 2019.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Professor Pottenger speaking at a groundbreaking

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J. L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 speaks at the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of Parkside Village, an affordable housing complex in Branford, Connecticut. Yale Law School’s Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development Clinic and its Housing Clinic represent the town’s housing authority, which owns the property.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Monday, November 7, 2022


Monday, November 7, 2022


Friday, October 14, 2022


Thursday, September 15, 2022


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

In The Press

Antitrust Group, Economists Back DOJ, AGs Against Google


Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law David Dinielli comments on amicus briefs supporting antitrust enforcement actions against Google. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic’s Tech Accountability & Competition Project filed the briefs on behalf of a group of behavioral economists.

Monday, November 28, 2022

In The Press

Racial Discrimination by Veterans Affairs Spans Decades, Lawsuit Says

The Washington Post

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic represents Conley Monk Jr. in a case seeking redress for harm caused by long-standing racial disparities in veterans’ benefits programs.

Monday, November 28, 2022

In The Press

A Black Vietnam Veteran is Suing the VA for Discrimination


Adam Henderson ’23 is interviewed about a new case brought by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic in federal court.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

In The Press

Civil Rights Group Sues Woodbridge for Allegedly Violating Housing Laws

Connecticut Public Radio

Mira Netsky ’23 comments on a lawsuit civil rights attorneys and housing advocates are bringing against the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is part of the legal team.

Friday, August 19, 2022

In The Press

Yale Students See Work On Opioid Case As Broadly Important


Layla Malamut ’23 and Laila Robbins ’24 discuss the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project’s win in a major opioid case against Walgreens.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

In The Press

Feds: National Guard Members on State Duty Can Join Unions

Associated Press

Rekha Kennedy ’23 is quoted, and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic mentioned, in report about a decision that gives active National Guard members the right to unionize.

Student Profile Videos


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