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 nine 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.

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.

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Friday, March 8, 2019


In The Press

Connecticut reopens debate over its role in deportations

The CT Mirror

Iva Velickovic ’19, a student with the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, is quoted in an article about Connecticut’s policies on cooperation with ICE.

Friday, January 18, 2019


In The Press

YLS Clinic Seeks Files for Pentagon Papers Case

Yale Daily News

A recent case from the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic was covered in the Yale Daily News. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018


In The Press

State wants details of Yale clinic deal

New Haven Register

Ahmad Maaz ’20 is quoted, and Sarah June Bever-Chritton ’20 and Rachel Kogan’19 mentioned, in a New Haven Register article about a proposed collaboration between Yale New Haven Hospital and two local federally qualified health clinics.

Monday, November 26, 2018


In The Press

Clinic plan could jeoparduze abortion access—A Commentary by Rachel Kogan ’19

The Hartford Courant

Yale Law School student Rachel Kogan ’19 has an op/ed in the Hartford Courant.

Thursday, September 6, 2018


In The Press

What Is The 25th Amendment And How Could It Undermine Trump?

NPR—All Things Considered

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is interviewed about Section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

Thursday, August 30, 2018


In The Press

Government Gives Migrant Children Shipped to Connecticut Legal Immigration Status

NBC CT

Aseem Mehta ’20 is quoted in a story about two children represented by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic who have now been granted temporary legal immigration status. Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 is mentioned.

Student Profile Videos


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Sam Thypin-Bermeo

A student perspective on clinics.