Please check both the Law School’s COVID-19 landing page as well as the University’s COVID-19 website for the latest updates and resources. The University is maintaining a FAQ page. Below is additional information and FAQs specific to the Law School.

The links below will take you to the section on this page:

Vaccines
Contact Information
Building Access
Events

Financial
Health
Library
Masks

Registrar Information
Visitors

Vaccines

What are the policies about vaccination for the Yale community?

 

Contact Information

I have more questions. Whom can I contact?

We recommend starting with the Campus COVID Resource Line: 203 432-6604 (toll-free at 866 924-9253), available seven days a week, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Or call the phone numbers below for additional information. Please be aware there may be a delay in reply should you email. We also appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this continuously changing situation.

Contact

E-mail

Phone number

Health and Safety Leaders

The Health and Safety Leaders oversee adherence to the school’s COVID Compliance Plan and the Yale Community Compact.   

ylscompliance@yale.edu for students

hsllaw@yale.edu for faculty and staff

+1-203-432-7679

Health and Safety Building Monitor

Associate Dean Mike Thompson

Dean Thompson oversees the buildings, monitors common areas for compliance with safety protocols, and serves as the on-site contact for staff and faculty regarding urgent, significant non-compliance with safety protocols. 

mike.thompson@yale.edu

+1-203-432-4041 

Academic Affairs

Associate Dean Monica Maldonado

monica.maldonado@yale.edu

Schedule a meeting with Dean Maldonado

+1-203-432-0485

Registrar

registrar.law@yale.edu

 

+1-203-432-1678

Career Development Office

cdo.law@yale.edu

+1-203-432-1676

Office of International Students & Scholars

oiss@yale.edu

+1-203-432-2305

Office of Student Affairs

osa@yale.edu

 

+1-203-432-7979

Law Library

lawlib.admin@yale.edu

+1-203-432-1608

Housing

housing@yale.edu

+1-203-432-2167

Yale Health Member Services

member.services@yale.edu

+1-203-432-0246

 

Building Access

Sterling Law Building hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day for members of the Yale Community. Baker Hall hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Yale Community. Students and faculty can access the first and fourth floors of Baker Hall from 7 a.m. to midnight. Baker Hall residents have access to the second and third floors 24/7.

Members of the Yale Law School community must carry their Yale photo ID card at all times to scan into the Sterling Law Building (SLB) and Baker Hall. The main SLB entrance at 127 Wall Street will require entrants to scan Yale ID cards at the outdoor card reader and the indoor card reader located at the security desk. Other SLB and Baker Hall entryways will remain accessible to community members via outdoor Yale ID card reader, including during evenings and weekends. Individuals who do not have a Yale ID card will be required to sign in and present government-issued photo identification at the 127 Wall Street entrance, with limited exceptions as noted in memo from Associate Dean Mike Thompson.

 

Events

What are the policies on events?

The events policies are evolving based on public health information. Please refer to the University's events information. The University also provides information on occupancy requirements and limits.

Is food allowed at events?

As of September 26, 2022, food may be served and consumed at lunchtime programs and other noncurricular events. Please follow the University’s safety practices.


 

Financial

Where can I get help on financial aid?

For questions related to financial aid, visit the Financial Aid website for the most up-to-date information or contact financialaid.law@yale.edu.

 

 

Health

Where can I find more information about COVID-19?

Please visit the Yale Health site for the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19.  

You can always reach out to Campus COVID Resource Line - 203-432-6604 (toll-free at 866-924-9253), available 7 days a week, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., to start.

Yale has prepared a factsheet for Graduate and Professional Students who may become ill during the term.

What do I do if I have an emergency medical issue during the semester?

We work with students to address their concerns, whether it is a seriously ill loved one in a different state, an accident, or an unexpected serious illness. In other cases, it is a happily anticipated occasion like the birth of a child.

In each of these cases, we strategize with students to determine the best way to finish the term. In the past, some of these strategies have included postponing, extending paper deadlines, reducing the number of credits, and replacing classroom or clinic credits with independent research credits in order to increase flexibility in workload to allow the student to finish the semester. Every student’s situation is different and will require tailored accommodations that consider what their faculty members will allow, what the student’s credit situation is, what the individual student’s priorities are (e.g. just completing the work or having additional time to complete the work with distinction). 

Students with personal emergencies for which they seek academic accommodations are encouraged to contact Dean Maldonado. 

What do I do if I need to take a medical leave?

If a student wishes to take a medical leave, The Bulletin details Yale University’s prorated schedule for refunding tuition during a term. Students may also apply for tuition insurance to cover expenses in the event of a medical leave.

 

Library

What are the library hours?

Find hours and more information about the Lillian Goldman Law Library on its website. 

 

Masks

Read more about the University's mask guidance.

 

Registrar Information

Where can I find Registrar forms?

Most Registrar forms may be accessed and completed online. We will accept a scanned or photographed copy of completed forms and supporting documentation. We encourage you to order official electronic transcripts. For enrollment or summer employment verifications and bar forms, please confirm whether all signatures must be in ink (“wet signature”) before emailing the forms.

 

Visitors

What is the policy on visitors on campus?