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.

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


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Monday, April 24, 2017


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Friday, April 21, 2017


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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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


In The Press

Exxon Refinery Neighbor Group Scoffs at Texas-EPA Agreement

Bloomberg BNA

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman-Lado is quoted, and the Environmental Justice clinic mentioned, in an article about a settlement between the Texas state environmental regulator and the EPA over an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


In The Press

Report: Re-Zone Westville Village

New Haven Independent

Kendyl Clausen ’19, Joseph Jampel ’17, and Andrew Parker ’19 are quoted in article about their zoning proposal presentation at the March and April Westville CMT meetings. They are members of the Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development, which represents the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance in this matter.

Friday, May 19, 2017


In The Press

In one Alabama community, environmental justice is hard to find

Newsworks

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted in an article about an Alabama community’s longstanding civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency.

Friday, May 12, 2017


In The Press

U.S. Crackdown on For-Profit Schools Is Said to Go Idle

The New York Times

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is referenced in an article on an apparent slowdown of federal investigations into for-profit colleges. The VLSC represents Veterans Education Success, an organization that advocates for former members of the military who say they were misled by for-profit colleges. Its director, Carrie Wofford ’01, is quoted.

Student Profile Videos


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Emma Roth

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