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Facilities

Sterling Law Building
Yale Law School is housed in the Sterling Law Building, which occupies one city block at the heart of Yale University, close to downtown New Haven. Constructed in 1931, the building was modeled on the idea of the English Inns of Court. Classrooms, offices, the law library, two student computer labs, and the dining hall surround a pleasant courtyard. A day care center is located on site. Check the building’s map...

40 Ashmun Street

40 Ashmun Street, located just a block from the Sterling Law Building, is home to the offices of Alumni Affairs and Development, as well as The China Center and Information Society Project. The fourth-floor space occupied by YLS also offers seminar rooms and two conference rooms equipped with state-of-the-art projection screens, LCD projectors, and wall-mounted speakers, making it a popular location for meetings, workshops and classes. Built in 1998 as an annex for Yale University students displaced during their respective college renovations, the “Swing Space” as it is known, will be acquired by the Law School in 2018, thanks to a gift by Christina and Robert C. Baker ’56 BA, ’59 LLB, and will return dormitory living to YLS.
Read more about the project here.

Library
The Lillian Goldman Law Library contains nearly one million print volumes and provides access to and training in a wide range of domestic, foreign, and international law databases. All of the law library's online resources are available to students working anywhere in the world as well as within the confines of the law library's exceptionally beautiful space. Many of the law library’s multilingual staff are trained in the law in addition to librarianship, making them exceptional instructors of legal research.