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 eight 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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Thursday, November 19, 2020

In The Press

A Group of Yale Law Students Just Clinched a Government Settlement for Military Vets


Andy DeGuglielmo ’21 is quoted and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic is mentioned in a Law.com article on the clinic’s recent major settlement on behalf of Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans with a less-than-fully-honorable discharge. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In The Press

HUD ‘perpetuating segregation,’ Hartford families claim in lawsuit

CT Mirror

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is mentioned in a CT Mirror story about policies that keep poor residents segregated in impoverished areas in Hartford.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In The Press

Yale Law School helps bring settlement: Army must reconsider applications for discharge upgrades connected to PTSD

New Haven Register

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is mentioned in a New Haven Register story about a major settlement in a class-action suit brought by two Connecticut veterans who challenged their discharge status.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In The Press

NY Judge Slams Feds For 'Ignoring' Justices' DACA Revival


William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08, and students from the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are mentioned in a Law360 article about new efforts by the Trump administration to curtail DACA.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

In The Press

Acting DHS Secretary Lacked Authority To Suspend DACA Program, Judge Rules

NPR / Morning Edition

Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad was interviewed on NPR about the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back DACA and the role of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

In The Press

Fed. Circ. Weighs If VA Appeals Ripe For Review


Law 360 has an update to a case related to a Veterans Affairs decision that is before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Plaintiffs are represented by William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Clinical Lecturer in Law Renée Burbank and students from the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Student Profile Videos


Olevia Boykin

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