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Students with Families

Yale Law School considers the partners and children of its students to be a part of the Yale Law School community. Each incoming class has a number of students who are married or have significant others. Students also attend the Law School while raising children (a recent student had five children).

Spouses and same-sex partners of current students are eligible for a Student Affiliate I.D. Card, which gives access to many University resources, such as the gym, the shuttle bus, the library, and the museums.

New Haven is a family-friendly city with many activities and programs directed primarily at children and their families.

The YLS Early Learning Center,an independently operated childcare center, is located right in the Law School building. It is open all year round, and the children of Yale Law School faculty, staff, and students have priority in the assignment of spaces. The Law School also makes loans available to cover the Center's tuition for students on financial aid.

The WorkLife Program at Yaleprovides information and advice about other childcare options at the University and in the New Haven area.

There are a number of options for spouses or partners who will be looking for a job. Yale University is one of New Haven's largest employers and hires people in a wide variety of positions. For more information, please see:

Yale University
Department of Human Resources
P.O. Box 208256
New Haven, CT 06520-8256
(203) 432-5703

Library Human Resources Office
Sterling Memorial Library
130 Wall Street
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
(203) 432-1810

The greater New Haven metropolitan area with a population of over 3/4 million provides a variety of employment opportunities. Resources for finding jobs in the area include:

-- the New Haven Register's Classifieds;

--the New Haven City Job Listings;

--New Haven County Jobs.

Additionally, some spouses work elsewhere in the region; Bridgeport is approximately 25 minutes away, Hartford is 40 minutes, Stamford is 50 minutes, and New York City is 1 hour 45 minutes by train.

Family Resources

McDougal Center Family Life and Family Calendar

McDougal Kids and Family Email List

Yale Babysitting Service

Yale Backup Care and Babysitting

Yale Childcare Directory