In our effort to advance the status of women at YLS and make positive contributions to the YLS community at large, Yale Law Women seeks to make information–about the law school, clerkships, and the legal job market–more transparent and easier to access. These resources are only available to current YLS students. In order to access these resources, please click the links below and enter "yale\NetID" and your password when prompted.
The 411 from YLW provides need-to-know information for incoming students about the transition to New Haven, academics, and extracurriculars at Yale Law School.
YLW Outline Bank: allows students to download notes and outlines from courses previously offered at the law school and to upload and share their own class materials.
YLW Guide to Course Selection: outlines the course selection process and offers recommendations for building a balanced class schedule.
YLW Guide to Specialized Journals: takes a comparative look at the specialized journals--topics, time commitment, culture, organizational structure--using information from poll data and other sources.
YLW Guide to Study Strategies: includes tips on exam prep, study aids, and what to expect on test day.
YLW Guide to Writing Requirements: offers information and advice for tackling the law school’s writing requirements.
YLW and YLJ - Notes on "Notes" & Student Publication Guidelines: provides pointers on how to prepare a Note, a short-form student scholarship piece accepted by many YLS journals. It also contains specific information about journal submissions policies, word limits, review cycles, and other guidelines for publishing student scholarship.
Contacts for Work with Professors: lists names and contact information of students who are willing to share their experiences in working with YLS professors on writing assignments and research projects.
YLW off-the-record: Clerkships: offers off-the-record advice from students about clerkship decisions and how to apply.
RA/TA Position Postings: lists positions currently available at the law school for researching and teaching. Please see below for additional information about this resource, which is maintained by Career Services.
YLW Partnership Projects
RA/TA Position Postings at Career Services Management System: compiles job opportunities at the law school available to current students. To access this resource, click the link and log into CMS. From the CMS homepage, click on Job Postings and search by position type for Research Assistant. For more information regarding this project, please contact the Career Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.