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, July 11, 2018


In The Press

Federal judge delays decision on reuniting children with parents in immigration case

CT Mirror

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in a story about a hearing on whether to reunite two children being held in Connecticut with their parents after being separated at the U.S. border. The children are being represented by the Connecticut Legal Services and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Saturday, July 07, 2018


In The Press

Two Children Held In Connecticut After Separation From Parents At Border Sue Government

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in an article about two children, taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border and sent to a Connecticut facility, who are suing the federal government with the help of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. 

Friday, July 06, 2018


In The Press

Two immigrant children in Connecticut sue over family separations

CT Mirror

A report on two children, taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border and sent to a Connecticut facility, who are suing the federal government with the help of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


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Thursday, June 21, 2018


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018


In The Press

Federal judge delays decision on reuniting children with parents in immigration case

CT Mirror

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in a story about a hearing on whether to reunite two children being held in Connecticut with their parents after being separated at the U.S. border. The children are being represented by the Connecticut Legal Services and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 9, 2018


In The Press

Immigrant Children In Connecticut Sue After Being Separated From Parents

WNPR

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic’s case on behalf of two children, taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border and sent to a Connecticut facility, suing the federal government is discussed.

Saturday, July 7, 2018


In The Press

Two Children Held In Connecticut After Separation From Parents At Border Sue Government

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in an article about two children, taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border and sent to a Connecticut facility, who are suing the federal government with the help of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. 

Friday, July 6, 2018


In The Press

Two immigrant children in Connecticut sue over family separations

CT Mirror

A report on two children, taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border and sent to a Connecticut facility, who are suing the federal government with the help of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


In The Press

NAACP Alleges Inmate Count Practice Weakens Urban Districts

Associated Press

Rich Medina ’18 is quoted in an article about a lawsuit filed against the state of Connecticut by the NAACP with the assistance of the Rule of Law Clinic over how the state counts its prisoners when crafting legislative districts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


In The Press

NAACP, Yale Law sue state over ‘prison gerrymandering’

New Haven Register

Ashley Hall ’19 is quoted about a lawsuit filed against the state of Connecticut by the NAACP with the assistance of the Rule of Law Clinic over how the state counts its prisoners when crafting legislative districts.

Student Profile Videos


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Emily Villano

A student perspective on working with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.