For more information, please contact Christine Kwon, the 2017–18 San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project Fellow.

SFALP operates as a limited enrollment class called Local Government in Action, open to all students beginning in their second semester.

Summer Internship with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office offers a variety of summer internship opportunities for which those who are interested in public interest litigation may be particularly well qualified. For more information, please contact the SFALP Fellow.

SFALP Fellowship
The Yale Law School’s San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project and Robert M. Cover Fellowship Program offer a post-graduate fellowship for lawyers who are interested in a long-term career in law school clinical teaching or public lawyering. The Fellowship starts during the summer and lasts for one year, with a stipend of about $45,000 per year plus health benefits. One new SFALP Cover Fellow is selected each year. Fellowship responsibilities include running the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project at Yale Law School, co-teaching a seminar on local government law with Yale Law School Professor Heather Gerken, supervising student work, and working directly with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Affirmative Litigation Task Force on related litigation.

For more information, including application instructions, see the position description on the Career Development Office website.


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.

I say to you, my classmates, we have much to do. Yale gave us the tools to do it with. We owe it to the rest of the country, because of our success, to share what we know and what we can give to the future…”

President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973