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 ten 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, February 14, 2018


In The Press

Advocates Seek Benefits For Vets With Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Attributable To 'Invisible Wounds'

Hartford Courant

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is discussed in an article about a report the clinic wrote on mental health care for veterans. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


In The Press

Second Federal Judge Issues Injunction to Keep DACA in Place

The New York Times

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela '08 is quoted and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is mentioned in an article about WIRAC securing a nationwide injunction to halt the DACA termination.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


In The Press

"New Urbanist" Westville Zone Proposed

New Haven Independent

Andrew Parker '19 is quoted in an article about the work the Community and Economic Development Clinic is doing to create a new zoning district for a neighborhood in New Haven.

Monday, November 27, 2017


2:49

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


2:39

Friday, November 17, 2017


2:54

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


1:51

Monday, May 1, 2017


3:12

Monday, February 19, 2018


In The Press

Editorial: Time to shed light on FISA warrant's 'secrets'

Boston Herald

The Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic is mentioned in an editorial about efforts to make public the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order regarding surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


In The Press

Advocates seek change in state law for some veterans' benefits

The Connecticut Post

A report on veterans who are seeking to upgrade their discharge status with the help of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


In The Press

Advocates Seek Benefits For Vets With Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Attributable To 'Invisible Wounds'

Hartford Courant

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is discussed in an article about a report the clinic wrote on mental health care for veterans. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


In The Press

Second Federal Judge Issues Injunction to Keep DACA in Place

The New York Times

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela '08 is quoted and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is mentioned in an article about WIRAC securing a nationwide injunction to halt the DACA termination.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


In The Press

"New Urbanist" Westville Zone Proposed

New Haven Independent

Andrew Parker '19 is quoted in an article about the work the Community and Economic Development Clinic is doing to create a new zoning district for a neighborhood in New Haven.

Monday, February 5, 2018


In The Press

The Times Asks Court to Unseal Documents on Surveillance of Carter Page

The New York Times

The New York Times reports that it is being represented by the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic in its request to have the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court unseal documents related to the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

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