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 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 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.

Friday, August 04, 2017


In The Press

No Sanctuary for the Immigration Lawyer

The New York Times

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and students from the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are mentioned in an opinion piece on the case of Nury Chavarria who was granted a stay of deportation after seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church.

Thursday, August 03, 2017


In The Press

The Original Russia Connection

New York

Clinical Lecturer in Law John Langford ’14 is quoted in an article about Felix Sater.

Thursday, August 03, 2017


In The Press

Finding Common Ground, Despite Ideological Divides—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, July 21, 2017


In The Press

Connecticut Delegation Visits Immigrant Mother Taking Sanctuary In New Haven Church

WNPR

Thomas Scott-Railton ’18, a student with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, is quoted in a story about a person who has been given sanctuary in a New Haven church after being ordered to leave the country by ICE.

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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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


In The Press

Is it ever OK to ask children to translate for their parents in emergency situations?

Marketplace

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad is quoted in an article about whether children should be used as interpreters in emergency situations.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


In The Press

A Legacy of Environmental Racism

The Intercept

Florence Rogatz Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman-Lado is quoted in an article about an unresolved civil rights complaint against Exxon Mobil in Beaumont, Texas.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


In The Press

MBTA agrees to make arrests public

The Boston Globe

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz is quoted, and the MFIA clinic mentioned, in an article about access to information regarding those taken into custody by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Friday, August 4, 2017


In The Press

No Sanctuary for the Immigration Lawyer

The New York Times

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and students from the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are mentioned in an opinion piece on the case of Nury Chavarria who was granted a stay of deportation after seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


In The Press

The Original Russia Connection

New York

Clinical Lecturer in Law John Langford ’14 is quoted in an article about Felix Sater.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


In The Press

Finding Common Ground, Despite Ideological Divides—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos


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Sam Thypin-Bermeo

A student perspective on clinics.