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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 administration—or know of one of your law school classmates who is—we 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.


Director of Academic Advising, Office of Student Affairs

Posted: November 12, 2014
Preferred Education: JD


  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, provide academic counseling for approximately 600 law school students, including approving overloads, underloads, teaching assistant requests and leaves.
  • Provides personal counseling for students, including those in personal crisis and/or transitional stress, workload issues or career paths.
  • Refer students for professional counseling as appropriate.
  • Develops and conducts workshops or groups on topics like study habits, test prep, case briefings, time management, etc.
  • Oversees co-curricular credit activities such as supervising student-run journals and the Journals Coordinator staff position.
  • Assists with development of academic policies and procedures.
  • Assists students with course selections and the bar admission process.
  • Manages approval process for teaching fellowships, CPT and OPT (international students).
  • Advises student-run journals on their enterprise, including contractual, legal and policy issues.
  • Oversees YLS scholarship programs, including Mary McCarthy and Holtzmann funds.
  • Performs analysts and project management as needed.
  • Collaborates with other administrative offices on related projects and initiatives as needed.
  • Recommends short and long term administrative and departmental goals.



  • Exceptional communication, writing and interpersonal skills. Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize own work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions. Ability to deal effectively with all levels of students, staff and faculty. Prior experience coordinating large, multi-faceted events. Proven record of good judgment and effective decision-making under pressure.
  • Proven record of effective teamwork. Experience with financial spreadsheets and budget monitoring. Excellent word processing skills, Word, Outlook, Excel and mail merge.
  • Project management and analytical skills.
  • JD strongly preferred and five years of progressively responsible experience working with and counseling law students.

To apply, interested candidates should a) visit the Yale HR site, select internal applicants or external applicants and enter STARS requisition number 26497BR; b) e-mail a resume and cover letter to kathleen.overly@yale.edu.


Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Alumni Affairs

This position provides support for all officers in the Office of Alumni Affairs in all aspects of event planning, management and execution, office operations, and volunteer coordination, including drafting written materials, performing research projects, maintaining detailed alumni database records, and staffing events.

For more information and to apply, interested candidates should visit the Yale HR site, select either internal applicants or external applicants and enter STARS requisition number 26681BR.