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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


In The Press

Yale Team's Bias Argument Boosts Inmate's New Trial Hopes

Law360

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox and Heather Richard ’18, Erin Biel ’18 and Jamie Durling’18 are mentioned in an article about an amicus brief filed by the Ethics Bureau at YLS in support of a Louisiana death-row inmate.

Monday, October 16, 2017


In The Press

New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

National Public Radio/ Marketplace

Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Stanton First Amendment Fellow Hannah Bloch-Wehba is quoted in a story about privacy issues related to accessing phone records for those involved in motor vehicle accidents.

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, May 2, 2017


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Monday, May 1, 2017


3:12

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


2:45

Monday, April 24, 2017


8:00

Friday, April 21, 2017


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017


In The Press

Yale Team's Bias Argument Boosts Inmate's New Trial Hopes

Law360

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox and Heather Richard ’18, Erin Biel ’18 and Jamie Durling’18 are mentioned in an article about an amicus brief filed by the Ethics Bureau at YLS in support of a Louisiana death-row inmate.

Monday, October 16, 2017


In The Press

Trump’s EPA to Curb Legal Settlements With Environmentalists

Bloomberg Law/ Big Law Business

Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law Josh Galperin is quoted in a blog post about a push by the Trump administration to curb legal settlements between the EPA and conservationists.

Monday, October 16, 2017


In The Press

New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

National Public Radio/ Marketplace

Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Stanton First Amendment Fellow Hannah Bloch-Wehba is quoted in a story about privacy issues related to accessing phone records for those involved in motor vehicle accidents.

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.

Student Profile Videos


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Rebecca Wexler

A student perspective on tech law, the Information Society Project, and the Media Freedom of Information Access Clinic