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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.


Associate Director of Student Affairs

Principal responsibilities

Oversees student run conferences for large, diverse and active graduate student population. Manages the approval process for teaching fellowships, CPT and OPT (international students). Manages certain YLS scholarship programs, including Mary McCarthy and Holtzmann funds. Performs analyses and project management as needed for the Office of Student Affairs. Collaborates with other administrative offices on related projects and initiatives as needed. Updates and creates informational materials for law students and strategically thinks about information management within the office. Manages event planning and outreach communications for the Office of Student Affairs.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and four years of experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.   

For more information and to apply, interested candidates should


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.