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YLS Employment & Fellowship Opportunities

Yale Law School is a wonderful place to work, and its administrative team is the one of the best in legal education. If you are intrigued by the idea of coming back to the School, and of entering the world of legal academic administrationóor know of one of your law school classmates who isówe would be most interested in hearing from you. Please see below for job listings of open positions at the School and elsewhere.

A number of fellowships are available to our graduates. For example, the Bernstein, Liman, Gruber, Ford Foundation, and Heyman Fellowships support work in various types of public interest positions. The Robert M. Cover Fellowship and Information Society Project (ISP) Resident and Visiting Fellowships are among those available for alumni/ae interested in careers in academia.


 Assistant Dean

Reports to the Dean of Yale Law School

Works collaboratively with the senior management team, plays a critical role in the overall leadership of the school, and manages and provides leadership for Deanís projects, Law School projects, and other issues. Serves as a senior leader at the School and advises the Dean.

Responsible for coordinating the work of the Expanded Governing Board, which governs the academic activities of the School. Works with the Dean to identify faculty committees and select members. Supports the activities of faculty committees.

Serves as the institutional liaison for accrediting, regulatory bodies, and other organizations including site visits, ABA self-study, etc. Serves as liaison with key University offices.

In collaboration with the Deanís Office staff members, coordinates the public representation of the Dean, including drafting statements and speeches on behalf of the School and for the Dean.

Oversees and manages the International Affairs program at the School. Assists the Dean and faculty with the development of academic proposals. Plans and executes annual faculty retreat.

STARS Requisition number: 30924BR


Assistant Director, Deanís Office

Manages and monitors the daily operations of the Yale Law School Deanís Office, including program development; student, faculty, and staff services; academic affairs; and grants and fundraising.

With full knowledge of applicable University and School policies, makes recommendations to the Dean on non-routine faculty expenditures. Monitors specially approved expenditures from the Deanís Discretionary fund. Reviews and oversees preparation of Deanís reimbursements for professional business related expenditures, office expenditures, and extensive travel. Reviews and reports Deanís Office monthly budget and flags issues to the Dean and Executive Assistant for resolution.

Conducts research to gather in-depth information on prospective major donors for new Chairs and Funds. Researches news items about Law School alumni to inform the Dean. Coordinates Deanís travel for donor visits and scholarly participation at conference.

Plans, designs, and executes lecture series, global projects, conferences, and other special events hosted and formulated by the Dean. Working closely with the Deanís Executive Assistant, formulates and implements office procedures and policies.

Investigates and recommends new technology and computer applications for the Deanís Office.

Resolves conflicting priorities between the Deanís Office, Appointments Committee, and Deputy Deanís Office. Determines coverage and availability for meetings for the Dean. Responsible for coordination of visits of prospective faculty members with the Dean.

STARS Requisition number: 30417BR