A Community of Thinkers and Doers

Students learn from a faculty of world-class scholars and skilled practitioners, and our unmatched 8 to 1 student-faculty ratio allows students to be challenged and mentored by their professors in a very personal way.

Every year the School expands its scholarly reach by welcoming numerous lecturers and panelists to share their experiences and insights with the Yale Law School community.

As early as the spring of their first year, students gain first-hand experience with legal practice by participating in the Law School's many clinics and other experiential learning courses.

Learn about our clinics and experiential learning.


Centers and Programs

Faculty and students at Yale Law School can extend the curriculum and further pursue their interests through a variety of centers, programs, and workshops.

Centers & Programs
Areas of Study

Student Life

Yale Law School students are campus and community leaders, taking part in an array of student organizations (as well as editing the School's nine journals) and enjoying the social and recreational opportunities that the New Haven area has to offer.

Student Services
Student Organizations


The Career Development Office (CDO) works with students and alumni to support their searches for rewarding careers by helping them assess their goals, research possible positions, and apply for jobs.

Career Development
Complete Employement Statistics

Cost & Financial Aid

Yale law school’s financial aid policies and programs are designed to make it possible for students to pursue their legal education at yale, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Approximately 74% of the student body received some form of financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year, and approximately 61% of yls students qualify for law school grants, which are awarded solely on the basis of financial need.


Ask Asha: Advice from the Dean of Admissions

Asha Rangappa is the associate dean of admissions and financial aid for Yale Law School. Her blog, "Ask Asha," which began in 2007, has provided invaluable information about the general dynamics of law school admissions, as well as specific advice for potential applicants to Yale Law School. We've collected the most popular posts, including videos, answers to frequently asked questions, and stories about what succesful applications do, and what they avoid.

Yale Law School is distinguished among American law schools by two things: its small size—that’s a physical fact about the law school—and also the spirit of comradeship and cooperation that exists among all of the members of the community.”

Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean