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 two dozen clinics, there are almost always places available.

Opportunities abound in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization—a single law firm that currently houses thirteen 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 two dozen 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, May 11, 2017


In The Press

Would creating one big electric grid in the West threaten California?

San Francisco Chronicle

Juliana Brint ’17 is quoted in an article about a study by the Environmental Protection Clinic about a proposed consolidation of power grid management in the West.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017


In The Press

A Landfill Is Consuming This Historic Alabama Community. The EPA Ignored Complaints. Now the Case Is Closed.

Mother Jones

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted in an article about a longstanding civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency that was abruptly closed last month.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


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Monday, May 1, 2017


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017


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Monday, April 24, 2017


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Friday, April 21, 2017


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Friday, March 3, 2017


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Thursday, May 25, 2017


In The Press

Report: Re-Zone Westville Village

New Haven Independent

Kendyl Clausen ’19, Joseph Jampel ’17, and Andrew Parker ’19 are quoted in article about their zoning proposal presentation at the March and April Westville CMT meetings. They are members of the Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development, which represents the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance in this matter.

Friday, May 19, 2017


In The Press

In one Alabama community, environmental justice is hard to find

Newsworks

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted in an article about an Alabama community’s longstanding civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency.

Friday, May 12, 2017


In The Press

U.S. Crackdown on For-Profit Schools Is Said to Go Idle

The New York Times

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is referenced in an article on an apparent slowdown of federal investigations into for-profit colleges. The VLSC represents Veterans Education Success, an organization that advocates for former members of the military who say they were misled by for-profit colleges. Its director, Carrie Wofford ’01, is quoted.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


In The Press

Would creating one big electric grid in the West threaten California?

San Francisco Chronicle

Juliana Brint ’17 is quoted in an article about a study by the Environmental Protection Clinic about a proposed consolidation of power grid management in the West.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


In The Press

A Landfill Is Consuming This Historic Alabama Community. The EPA Ignored Complaints. Now the Case Is Closed.

Mother Jones

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted in an article about a longstanding civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency that was abruptly closed last month.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


In The Press

A Travel Ban’s Foe: A Young Firebrand and Her Pro Bono Brigade

The New York Times

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in a profile of visiting clinical lecturer Rebecca Heller ’10. Ms. Heller’s husband, Dan Mullkoff ’10, is mentioned.

Student Profile Videos


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Lynsey Gaudioso

A student perspective on environmental law, the joint degree program with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and clinics.