Career Option Assistance Program (COAP)
From 1989 through 2010, more than 1,500 Yale Law School graduates have participated in COAP, receiving over $29 million in benefits. In 2010 alone, COAP disbursed more than $3 million in benefits to over 300 graduates.
YLS alumni in COAP have recently worked for (among many others):
- The U.S. State Department
- Human Rights Watch
- Private firms in Washington, D.C., Jackson, Mississippi, and Seattle, Washington
- The Texas Defender Service
- The New York State Attorney General
- The NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Note: Deferred students should refer to COAP terms specific to the class year to which they were originally admitted.
- open to all recent Yale Law School graduates
- includes all jobs in all sectors – public interest, government, academia and private practice
- covers law school loans
- includes some undergraduate loans
- no minimum participation commitment
- participants can move in and out of the program as needs change
- part-time work may be covered
- individual circumstances and special needs are taken into account
- up to six months maternity/paternity leave per new child
- deductions are provided for child/dependent care
If you are unable to log in to COAP and need to recover your NetID or password, please visit the Yale NetID portal.