Program in Chile

The Linkage Program in Chile is a collaborative effort with the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. The main goal of the program is to promote better understanding of the relationship between law and democratic values in the United States and Latin America. First, second, third-year and graduate students are invited to apply. Spanish is required and essential. Travel and living expenses will be funded by the Yale Law School. Students live with local families or university students. A four-week commitment is required following the end of the spring semester. In the past, student participants have worked in the United States for a large portion of the summer; some traveled throughout Latin America under a Schell Fellowship.

If you are interested in spending the first four weeks of your summer in discussions and conversations with law faculty, students, and professionals at premier institutions in Santiago, you may apply for the program by providing a current resume, a law school transcript (excepting 1L students), and a brief statement (no longer than three double-spaced pages) that explains your interest in the program and the relevance of your participation to your goals. Applicants should indicate their first and second choices of destination. Before applying, scheduling a meeting to discuss the program with Brad Hayes, Coordinator of International Programs, is advised. He can be reached at or at (203) 436-3534. The selection process will occur in mid-November.

Schedule of events May - June 2012 - Universidad de Chile

Schedule of events May - June 2011 - Universidad Diego Portales