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 two dozen 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 two dozen 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.

Friday, March 03, 2017


Friday, February 24, 2017


In The Press

U.S. List of Those Detained for Trump’s Travel Ban Is Called Incomplete

New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Rebecca Heller ’10 are quoted in an article on efforts to obtain information about those detained and or deported in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017


In The Press

Another NHS crisis looms – an inability to analyse data—A Commentary by Beth Simone Noveck ’97

The Guardian

Beth Simone Noveck is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, March 3, 2017


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Thursday, March 2, 2017


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Thursday, July 7, 2016


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Monday, June 27, 2016


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Monday, June 6, 2016


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Friday, March 17, 2017


In The Press

American courts are tackling Islamophobia – why won’t Europeans?—A Commentary by Muneer I. Ahmad

The Guardian

Muneer Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


In The Press

President Trump vs. The Press

Legal Talk Network/ Lawyer to Lawyer

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and co-director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic David Schulz ’78 took part in a discussion about Donald Trump and the media.

Monday, March 13, 2017


In The Press

Groups Tell Court EPA Failed To Fulfill Civil Rights Obligations

Law360

Visiting Clincal Professor of Law Marianne Engelman Lado is quoted in an article about a case filed by the Environmental Justice Clinic and Earthjustice against the EPA.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


In The Press

No time to lose

Yale Alumni Magazine

A feature article on the lawsuit filed by the YLS Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic filed in response to Donald Trump’s executive order regarding refugees. Numerous faculty, current students, and alumni are quoted.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


In The Press

Opponents Say Trump's New Travel Ban Won't Withstand Court Challenge

Hartford Courant

WIRAC member Aaron Korthuis ’17 is quoted in an article about the clinic’s work opposing the executive orders on immigration.

Monday, March 6, 2017


In The Press

For Yale Law Group Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban, Echoes of 1991

The New York Times

The work of WIRAC on the immigration Executive Order is discussed in an article and video. Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh, Lisa Daugaard ’92, and My Khanh Ngo ’17 are quoted.

Student Profile Videos


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Jonas Wang

A student perspective on student organizations and clinics.