New & Current Student Admissions


Using a combination of loans and grants/scholarships, we make every effort to provide students with the difference between their resources (such as family resources, summer earnings, and student savings) and the cost of attending Yale Law School.

Financial Aid Support


Currently, 72% of our student body is receiving some form of financial aid in the 2013-2014 academic year. More than half (57%) of our students qualified for Law School institutional scholarships, averaging $22,778 per student. In total, Yale Law School disburses over $8 million annually in institutional support to its J.D. candidates

You don’t have to be a lawyer, but you have to be an involved person. You have to care enough about things to do something about them. It doesn’t have to be politics. It can be your church, your school, your community center; however, you want to be involved. What you cannot do is ignore things.”


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Class of 1979