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.

Thursday, October 05, 2017


In The Press

Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket

Inside Climate News

Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law Josh Galperin is quoted in an article about a suit filed against Greenpeace by Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian logging and paper company.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017


In The Press

Vets sue Defense Department over 1966 Spain H-bomb mishap

Associated Press

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic filed a lawsuit on behalf of airmen who were exposed to radiation in a hydrogen bomb accident in Spain.

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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Saturday, October 14, 2017


In The Press

An Episcopalian judge helped decide an Episcopalian dispute at S.C. Supreme Court: Was that wrong?

The Post and Courier (South Carolina)

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted in an article about whether a that S.C. Supreme Court Justice should have recused herself from a court case that involved her church.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


In The Press

Supreme Court ponders if lawyer can concede client’s guilt when accused claims innocence

Washington Post

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted in an article about whether it violates the Constitution for a defense counsel to concede a client’s guilt against the accused’s wishes.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


In The Press

Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket

Inside Climate News

Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law Josh Galperin is quoted in an article about a suit filed against Greenpeace by Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian logging and paper company.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


In The Press

Vets sue Defense Department over 1966 Spain H-bomb mishap

Associated Press

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic filed a lawsuit on behalf of airmen who were exposed to radiation in a hydrogen bomb accident in Spain.

Monday, September 25, 2017


In The Press

ProPublica Seeks Source Code for New York City’s Disputed DNA Software

ProPublica

ProPublica is petitioning for access to the source code for New York City’s proprietary DNA software with the assistance of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Monday, September 25, 2017


In The Press

Fire NFL Players for Protesting? Union Deals Make That Unlikely

Bloomberg.com

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law James Bhandary-Alexander is quoted in an article about constitutional rights within the workplace.

Student Profile Videos


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Jahi Wise

A student perspective on pursuing a joint JD/MBA degree and participating in The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development Clinic.