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 90% of our students take advantage of this unique opportunity to combine theory with practice, and many students take more than one clinic. With nearly 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, 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.

Monday, September 13, 2021


In The Press

Madison Police Step up Fight To Withhold Barbara Hamburg Murder Investigation Files From HBO’s ‘Murder on Middle Beach’ Filmmakers

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Lecturer David Schulz ’78 discusses efforts by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic to gain public access to police records from a 2010 murder in Madison, Connecticut.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


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A lesbian high school student who attends a religious school and doesn’t feel safe confiding in unsympathetic teachers stands alone outdoors. A new report from The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School and Human Rights Watch explores the experience of young LGBT people in South Korea. © 2018 Gowun Lee

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Clyde Meikle and CMIC

Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic members and their client Clyde Meikle celebrate Meikle’s graduation from Wesleyan University. From left are Felisha Miles ’21, Katherine Zhang ’20, Meikle, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Miriam Gohara, Eli Feasley ’21, and Frankie Hedgepeth ’22.

Monday, July 26, 2021


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Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021


In The Press

Lawsuit Against Air Force Aims To Overturn Less-Than-Honorable Discharges Among Those With Trauma

WSHU

Alexis Kallen ’23 comments on a proposed nationwide class action suit filed by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Monday, September 13, 2021


In The Press

Madison Police Step up Fight To Withhold Barbara Hamburg Murder Investigation Files From HBO’s ‘Murder on Middle Beach’ Filmmakers

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Lecturer David Schulz ’78 discusses efforts by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic to gain public access to police records from a 2010 murder in Madison, Connecticut.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021


In The Press

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

The Maine Monitor

A news report describes a lawsuit filed by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic on behalf a Maine news outlet over a county’s refusal to release records about possible recording of jailhouse conversations.
 

Monday, August 2, 2021


In The Press

“IZ” Housing Bill On Tap; Will It Work?

The New Haven Independent

Clinical Professor Anika Singh Lemar is quoted about a proposed inclusionary zoning law in New Haven.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


In The Press

We Are Family: Connecticut Passes New Parentage Law to Embrace Modern Families

Justia

An analysis of Connecticut's new parentage law notes the role of Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime in the shaping of the law.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


In The Press

With a New Law, LGBTQ Parents Celebrate Recognition in Connecticut

CT Mirror

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted at a ceremonial signing of the Connecticut Parentage Act, which gives children of same-sex couples equal treatment under the law. NeJaime and his clinic spearheaded the effort to pass the law.

Student Profile Videos


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Olevia Boykin

A student perspective on clinics and criminal justice law at Yale Law School.