J.D. Admissions Contact Information

The J.D. Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are located at 133 Wall Street, Ruttenberg Hall, Room 175.

Phone: (203) 432-4995

Email: admissions.law@yale.edu


Yale Law School Admissions Office

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215


Our street address for Federal Express, UPS, and other courier deliveries is:

Yale Law School Admissions Office

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511


NOTE: The Graduate Programs Office handles admissions for the LL.M., J.S.D., M.S.L., and Visiting Scholars programs.


Visiting Yale Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, just 1.5 hours from New York City and 3 hours from Boston, Yale Law School welcomes visitors, especially prospective students.

Meet the Team

Asha Rangappa, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Asha Rangappa graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1996, and from Yale Law School in 2000. In between, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Bogota, Colombia, where she studied Colombian constitutional reform and its impact on U.S. drug policy in the region. During her time at Yale Law School, Asha served as a Coker Fellow for Constitutional Law, participated in the Yale-Chile Linkage Program, and founded Yale Law School's first theater troupe, the Court Jesters. Following law school Asha served as a law clerk for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She then joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent, specializing in counterintelligence investigations in New York City from 2002 until 2005. Asha joined Yale Law School as the Assistant Dean of Admissions in December 2005, becoming Associate Dean in 2007. Asha has been an Adjunct Lecturer in National Security Law at the Henry C. Lee School of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven and was appointed as a Lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University for the fall 2013 term.


Craig Janecek, Director of Admissions

Craig is the Director of Admissions and responsible for managing the operation of the Admissions Office. Additionally, he meets with and counsels prospective and admitted students. Prior to joining the Law School, he worked in Yale’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Craig is an alumnus of Yale College where he majored in psychology with a focus on neurobiology. When he is not busy reading applications or sending admissions decisions, he enjoys feeding his addictions to music, coffee, and kitchen gadgetry. He is still looking for a decent bagel in Connecticut.




Nick Everdell, Director of Recruitment

Nick joined Yale Law School in 2014, after six years doing law school admissions in New York City. As the Director of Recruitment, Nick manages outreach to Yale Law applicants and admitted students and coordinates recruitment activities throughout the year, including the March/April admitted students programs. The grandson of a member of the Yale Law School class of 1940, he grew up seeing first hand the tremendous benefits of a YLS education. Nick grew up in Maryland and Maine, was a Russian major at Cornell University, and received a Masters Degree in Education Leadership from Columbia. He enjoys sailing, hiking, and exploring nature, and since moving with his wife from New York City to Connecticut he is thrilled to be in a place where it is so much easier to enjoy those hobbies.