main reading room in the Law Library


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Gabrielle Jackson ’23

A student perspective on visiting the Law School to help decide whether to attend, the benefits of joining affinity groups, and how YLS enables her to explore the world of law.

Jenna Cook ’24

A student perspective on evolving academic interests at Yale Law School and the value of The Tsai Leadership Program.

Laura Hallas ’24

A student reflects on her interest in health law and policy and her involvement in two student journals.

Renée Mihail ’24

Renée Mihail ’24 discusses her military background, the satisfaction of helping individual clients, and practicing work-life balance in law school.

Henock Dory ’24

A student reflects on the diverse YLS community and his experience in BLSA and working on the Yale Law & Policy Review.

Teddy Ray ’24

A second-career student reflects on his YLS experience, including Complex Civil Litigation, and his hopes for afterward.

Lucía Baca ’24

A student perspective on the Latinx community at YLS, the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project, and pursuing social justice goals.

Alumni Weekend 2022: A Conversation with Senator Cory Booker ’97 & Senator Chris Coons ’92

Dean Heather K. Gerken spoke with Sen. Cory Booker ’97 and Sen. Chris Coons ’92 about their Yale Law School experiences and how they took leaps of faith into public service after law school. The two senators also spoke about the importance of connecting across political divides, especially in such a divisive political moment across the country.