A Message from the Dean

A Message from Dean Robert Post:

Welcome to Yale Law School.

With its rich history, vibrant academic community, accomplished students and distinguished alumni, Yale Law School offers an extraordinary environment in which to study law.

Yale Law School is a community dedicated to scholarly excellence and to the education of our students. We strive to offer our students the skills, the confidence, and the courage to find fulfillment in the law. At Yale Law School, faculty and students join together to create a unique community of intense intellectual exchange.

Our faculty includes prominent scholars of economics, history, and philosophy, as well as leading specialists in diverse areas of law. Our academic offerings are diverse. Our faculty-student ratio is unmatched; the average Yale Law School class is fewer than 20 students. Our students receive the finest clinical education as well as the most sophisticated legal scholarship. Our graduates are the true measure of Yale Law School. We have produced an immensely talented, accomplished, and diverse family of alumni. They work throughout the world in private practice and in the public interest, in academia, business, and government.

As the sixteenth dean of Yale Law School, I am deeply committed to maintaining and expanding our tradition of world-class scholarship and education, to nurturing and sustaining our unique community of outstanding faculty, students, alumni, and staff. I invite you to explore our website and to visit our School so that you can experience for yourself the remarkable environment that is Yale Law School.


Robert C. Post ’77

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The breadth and depth of public interest opportunities at Yale Law School are incredible, and the unique curriculum allows us to dive in as first-year students.”

Stephanie Kim

Class of 2014