In the Housing Clinic, students can select one from among three tracks: foreclosures, evictions, or fair housing. Each track meets separately, and the full clinic meets weekly to discuss general policy issues, including the role discrimination has played in the government's and industry's treatment of homeowners and renters; ethics; and skills-training sessions. Students attend several sessions of the court handling cases in their respective tracks including, for foreclosures, the Clinic's Attorney for a Day Program. Fair housing case-scheduling may also involve additional legislative and policy projects, as this student team monitors whether the federal government's enforcement of fair housing programs has changed since the recent election. In addition to defending their clients' homes, all three tracks will handle cases seeking affirmative relief. Student teams also will tackle legislative remedies arising from the clinic's clients' cases.

Clinical Faculty:

J.L. Pottenger, Jr.
Jeffrey Gentes
 

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.

The clinics at YLS offer students incomparable experiences in representation of poor and marginalized individuals and communities, real-world engagement in complex fields of law, and the development of strategic judgment critical to effective lawyering.”


Professor Muneer Ahmad

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education