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.

Friday, July 21, 2017


In The Press

Connecticut Delegation Visits Immigrant Mother Taking Sanctuary In New Haven Church

WNPR

Thomas Scott-Railton ’18, a student with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, is quoted in a story about a person who has been given sanctuary in a New Haven church after being ordered to leave the country by ICE.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


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Monday, May 1, 2017


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017


2:45

Monday, April 24, 2017


8:00

Friday, April 21, 2017


3:09

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


In The Press

Undocumented immigrant who took sanctuary in New Haven church granted stay of deportation

The New Haven Register

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Oriheula ’08 are quoted in an article about Nury Chavarria who was granted a stay of deportation after seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church. Ms. Chavarria was represented by students with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


In The Press

As Nation Listens, Nury Embraces Role

New Haven Independent

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in a story about a woman who has been given sanctuary in a New Haven church after being ordered to leave the country by ICE.

Monday, July 24, 2017


In The Press

Deported Army Veteran Gains U.S. Citizenship, Reunited With Family

New Haven Register

A report on a noncitizen veteran who had been deported to his native Italy has been allowed back in the U.S. Arnold Giammarco was represented by students and faculty with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Friday, July 21, 2017


In The Press

Connecticut Delegation Visits Immigrant Mother Taking Sanctuary In New Haven Church

WNPR

Thomas Scott-Railton ’18, a student with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, is quoted in a story about a person who has been given sanctuary in a New Haven church after being ordered to leave the country by ICE.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


In The Press

Life on Parole

PBS/ Frontline

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 is interviewed as part of a documentary titled “Life on Parole.”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Student Profile Videos


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Arash Ghiassi

A student perspective on public interest law, clinics, student organizations, and the RebLaw conference.