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.

Thursday, May 03, 2018


In The Press

Italy's deal with Libya to 'pull back' migrants faces legal challenge

The Guardian

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic is mentioned in an article about its work on a lawsuit that challenges Italy’s efforts to stop Libyan refugees from reaching its shores.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018


In The Press

Yale Law Students Take Sessions to Court Over Flouted Guidance

Law.com

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Heather Gerken, Christine Kwon ’17, and Alisa Tiwari ’20 are quoted in an article about a federal lawsuit initiated by the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project that challenges Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to repeal a variety of  Department of Justice civil rights documents.

Thursday, March 1, 2018


1:19:47

Monday, February 26, 2018


1:14:12

Monday, November 27, 2017


2:49

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


2:39

Friday, November 17, 2017


2:54

Monday, May 14, 2018


In The Press

Lawyer Couldn’t Concede Guilt in Death Penalty Case

Bloomberg

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted, and the Ethics Bureau mentioned, in an article about a Supreme Court ruling that reaffirms a client’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


In The Press

SRO Moratorium, Westville Zone Advance

New Haven Independent

Kendyl Clausen ’19 is quoted and the Community and Economic Development Clinic is mentioned in a story about changing the zoning laws in the Westville neighborhood.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


In The Press

Italy sued over migrant 'push back' deal with Libya after 20 migrants drown in Mediterranean

Independent (UK)

The work of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic in connection with the 2017 death of at least 20 migrants in the Mediterranean is mentioned in an article.

Thursday, May 3, 2018


In The Press

Italy's deal with Libya to 'pull back' migrants faces legal challenge

The Guardian

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic is mentioned in an article about its work on a lawsuit that challenges Italy’s efforts to stop Libyan refugees from reaching its shores.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


In The Press

Yale Law Students Take Sessions to Court Over Flouted Guidance

Law.com

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Heather Gerken, Christine Kwon ’17, and Alisa Tiwari ’20 are quoted in an article about a federal lawsuit initiated by the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project that challenges Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to repeal a variety of  Department of Justice civil rights documents.

Monday, April 30, 2018


In The Press

The census is a threat to communities of color

The Washington Post

The Rule of Law Clinic is mentioned in a commentary about efforts to ensure the integrity of the upcoming census.

Student Profile Videos


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Olevia Boykin

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