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 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, February 25, 2021


In The Press

Appeal Brings Fair Rent To Court

New Haven Independent

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75 and Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Richard L. Tenenbaum are mentioned, and Adam Kinkley ’21 is quoted, in a New Haven Independent article on developments in a landlord-tenant dispute involving a client represented by the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020


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Monday, October 26, 2020


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Friday, October 23, 2020


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Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, February 26, 2021


In The Press

A Push for Zoning Reform in Connecticut

NYTimes.com

The Housing Clinic, part of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, is mentioned in a New York Times article about zoning reform efforts in Connecticut.

Thursday, February 25, 2021


In The Press

Appeal Brings Fair Rent To Court

New Haven Independent

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75 and Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Richard L. Tenenbaum are mentioned, and Adam Kinkley ’21 is quoted, in a New Haven Independent article on developments in a landlord-tenant dispute involving a client represented by the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.

Friday, February 5, 2021


In The Press

‘What Is Going on There Is Gross’: Why Attorneys Are Tracking This Federal Lawsuit

CT Law Tribune

Hope Metcalf, Clinical Lecturer in Law and executive director of the Schell Center for International Human Rights, is mentioned in a Connecticut Law Tribune article about a lawsuit brought by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and partners against the CT Department of Correction.

Thursday, February 4, 2021


In The Press

Disability rights group alleges abuse of people with mental illness at state’s maximum-security prison in suit against Department of Correction

The Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant reports on a lawsuit brought by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and partners against the CT Department of Correction. 

Monday, January 18, 2021


In The Press

Housing battle may have broad impact

Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant reports on a proposal to build a multi-family dwelling in Woodbridge, Connecticut. The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is part of an effort to change what they view as the town’s discriminatory zoning policies.

 

Thursday, January 7, 2021


In The Press

Constitutional Scholar: 25th Amendment Could Strip Trump Of Powers Within An Hour

WSHU

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh spoke to WSHU about the 25th Amendment.

Student Profile Videos


Emily Villano
’19

Emily Villano

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