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Alumni FAQs

ABOUT ALUMNI AFFAIRS

Where is the Office of Alumni Affairs located?
Alumni Affairs is in the Swing Space, which is located at 40 Ashmun Street on the fourth floor in Room A418. The office is open on weekdays from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

If I have a question not listed here, how can I find an answer?
Please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs.

STAY CONNECTED

How do I update my address?
Your contact information can be updated quickly and easily online.

How can I find contact information for my classmates?
You can use the Yale University Online Alumni Directory to search for classmates. If you have not done so already, you will need to register as a member.

Who can help me with the Online Alumni Directory?
If you need assistance accessing or navigating the Online Alumni Directory, send an email to the Association of Yale Alumni at aya@yale.edu and someone will reach out to you shortly.

How can I submit my class notes for the Yale Law Report?
Class notes can be sent to your Class Secretary. Click here for your secretary's contact information.

How can I sign up to receive the Yale Law Report?
The Yale Law Report is mailed twice a year to all Yale Law School alumni who have not “opted out” of mailings. If you do not currently receive the Law Report, we may have an outdated address on file for you. To submit a current address, go to the Update Your Contact Information page and fill in your new information. If you would like to change your mailing status from “opt out,” please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (203) 432-1690 or alumni.law@yale.edu.

How can I sign up to receive the monthly YLS e-Newsletters?
The YLS e-Newsletter is sent once a month to all Yale Law School alumni who have not “opted out” of emails. If you do not currently receive the e-Newsletter, we may have an outdated email address on file for you. To submit a current email address, go to the Update Your Contact Information page and fill in your new information. If you would like to change your email status from “opt out,” please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (203) 432-1690 or alumni.law@yale.edu.

ALUMNI EVENTS

When is my next class reunion?
Alumni Weekend 2014 is October 24, 25, 26.
Every fall the Law School welcomes graduates back for Alumni Weekend. All alumni are welcome to attend, but there are special events for classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, and 60th reunions. Click here to view the schedule of events from Alumni Weekend 2013.

Are there any YLS events going on in my area?
We have regional associations all around the U.S. and abroad. Click here to view a calendar of upcoming events. Click here to learn more about regional associations.

How do I sign up to receive alumni event invitations?
Invitations for regional and class-specific Yale Law School alumni events are sent to all YLS alumni who have not “opted out” of receiving mail and/or email correspondence. If you do not currently receive regional event invitations, we may have an outdated email and/or mailing address on file for you. To submit your current addresses, go to the Update Your Contact Information page and fill in your new information. If you would like to change your mailing status from “opt out,” please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (203) 432-1690 or alumni.law@yale.edu.

ALUMNI SERVICES

Does YLS offer M/CLE credit to alumni?
Yale Law School is an accredited CLE provider for New York and MCLE provider for California. Some of our New York City, Washington, DC, and California events offer M/CLE credit to attendees. Click here to learn more about CLE credit.

As a YLS graduate, do I have access to the YLS library?
Yes, any member of the Yale community, including alumni, may use the facilities of the Law Library. Click here for more information on library access.

How do I get an alumni email address?
Yale University offers a lifelong email address, Virtual Yale Station (VYS), to all alumni. Although it is not a full email account, VYS provides you with a permanent email forwarding address. Once you set it up, any mail sent to you at username@aya.yale.edu will automatically be sent to any email address you specify (work, school, or personal email account).

How can I become affiliated with another class?
You may affiliate with a class other than the one in which you graduated. In this situation, we can add an affiliated class year to your records so that you receive relevant class invitations and notifications. Send an email to alumni.law@yale.edu with your request, or call the Alumni Affairs Office at (203) 432-1690 and a staff member will be able to help you.

CAREER SERVICES

Does the Career Development Office (CDO) offer services to YLS alumni?
Yes. The Career Development Office offers a number of services for alumni. You can also use YLS Career Connections, which allows students and alumni to network with alumni who have volunteered to be contacted about career choices. You can search for members by categories, such as areas of expertise, region, firm type, and clerkships.

How can I sign up to get involved with students or student organizations, such as the Federalist Society or the American Constitution Society?
You can become a member of YLS Career Connections. Students are able to search the Career Connections network when they are seeking alumni mentors. You also can contact Sachiko Rodgers, Director of Student Affairs, for information on getting involved with student organizations.

Can I join YLS Career Connections AND the Yale University Career Network?
Yes. YLS graduates can choose to join either or both of these networks. YLS graduates interested in assisting members of the YLS community should join YLS Career Connections. YLS graduates may also work with members of the larger Yale University Community through the Yale Career Network.

GIVING TO YLS

How can I make a gift to the Law School?
You can contribute funds to Yale Law School through online giving. Click here to explore other ways to contribute.

RESOURCES

Where can I purchase Yale Law School Memorabilia?
Yale Law School insignia merchandise is available as a service to our alumni and other Law School community members.

How do I request a transcript?
Alumni needing copies of their transcript should contact the YLS Registrar’s Office. The phone number is 203-432-1678.

How do I request a duplicate diploma?
Alumni needing copies of their diploma should contact Nan S. Cunningham, Office of the Secretary by calling 203-432-2311 or sending an email to nan.cunningham@yale.edu.

How do I request a certification of graduation form?
Alumni needing a certification of graduation form should contact the YLS Registrar’s Office. The phone number is 203-432-1678.

Where can I get YLS graduation robes?
Yale contracts its regalia through Oak Hall Cap & Gown. The phone number is 800-456-7623.