Students in the Advanced Sentencing Clinic ("ASC") build on the written and oral advocacy skills they have developed in the Criminal Justice Clinic ("CJC") and the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic ("CMIC"). Students handle matters including state parole reform projects and federal supervised release revocation hearings. Students handle all aspects of their cases and projects, including building relationships with clients and agencies; interviewing witnesses; investigating case facts; drafting pleadings and policy memos; and arguing on behalf of clients in court. In the Clinic's seminar, students lead discussions on topics of their choice related to sentencing law, policy, and practice.



Fiona Doherty

Miriam Gohara

Marisol Orihuela

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.


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.

At Yale, I treasured being part of a close community of students, faculty, alumni, practitioners, and staff committed to understanding and critiquing the law. I draw on lessons I learned from that community every day in my career as an economic justice lawyer.”

Casey Pitts

Class of 2008, Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP