The Yale Law School Association consists of all graduates of the school. It was founded to strengthen ties among graduates and between graduates and the Law School. The Yale Law School Associations throughout the United States and abroad provide social, intellectual, and professional opportunities for graduates. Graduates living in a particular region are automatically members of that regional or international association.

Steering committees or individual YLS graduates together with the Law School plan events for the area alumni. Whether it is a visit to an alumnus-owned distillery in Washington, D.C., or a panel featuring California’s three YLS alumni Supreme Court Justices, Yale Law School alumni maintain important connections with each other and their alma mater.

Regional Alumni Associations

Stay involved with YLS by volunteering your time and expertise through a number of opportunities.

Yale Day of Service

May 7, 2016

Join thousands of members of the Yale community to make a difference wherever you are! The eighth global Yale Day of Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, with Yale alumni around the world coming together on or around that day to serve their local communities. Go to to see what's happening in your area.

For additional information, please contact Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) staff member Alisa Masterson at (203) 432-1947.

Regional and International Events
The Law School holds approximately 50 alumni events each year. Several of the events are held overseas. If you are interested planning events with other alumni, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office. For details on how to host an upcoming event, see our Host or Suggest an Event webpage.


The annual Alumni Weekend which takes place in the fall in New Haven offer lots of volunteer opportunities for YLS graduates. Whether it is serving on a reunion gift committee, as a reunion chair, as an attendee, or as a panelist, graduates enjoy getting involved in the reunions which approximately 1,000 YLS alumni and guests attend. Contact the Alumni Affairs Office if you would like to get involved with your reunion.


YLS Career Connections
From time to time, Yale Law School's students would like to invite graduates of the school to events organized by their organization. If you would like to be a resource for current Yale Law School student organizations, please join our online alumni mentor network, YLS Career Connections.

Career Connections is also an invaluable resource for students and other alumni seeking career advice. Please join today and share information about your employment experiences.

Yale Law Report
Play a part in the Law Report, the alumni magazine of the Yale Law School, by submitting your news to your class secretary, and sending your books for inclusion in our Books in Print section and for the Alumni Reading Room book shelves.

YLS Executive Committee
If you are interested in serving on the Executive Committee, contact the Alumni Affairs Office.

The Yale Law School Alumni Affairs Office welcomes event suggestions and is always looking for alumni who are interested in hosting regional events. In the past, YLS alumni have hosted gatherings in their homes or businesses, at local restaurants and bars, and even at sporting and theater events. Examples of these alumni-hosted events include:

  • Afternoon garden party and buffet
  • Happy hour at a local pub
  • Evening at the theater
  • Speaker series at a law firm
  • Fenway tour and Red Sox game

If you are willing to host an event, please send an email to the Alumni Affairs Office. We are happy to work with you to plan the gathering to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

If you cannot host an event but have ideas for upcoming gatherings in your region, please send your suggestions via email to the Alumni Affairs Office.

If you are interested in planning events with other alumni, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office.

We are always happy to welcome alumni at local steering committee meetings. Steering committees meet once or twice per year (either in person or via teleconference) to brainstorm about events for the coming year. Alumni then work with the Alumni Affairs office to plan interesting and exciting events. Alumni Affairs does all the heavy lifting (coordinating meetings, working with vendors, etc.), so joining a regional steering committee does not involve a significant time commitment—just the desire to help build community in your area.

To join a regional steering committee, just email the Alumni Affairs Office and we will add you to the group’s listserv. You’ll get meeting announcements and other information there. 

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Office of Alumni Affairs Contact Information


Office of Alumni Affairs 
Yale Law School 
P.O. Box 208215 
New Haven, CT 06520-8215

Reunion email:

Telephone: 203.432.1690

Facsimile: 203.436.1235

Alumni Affairs Staff Listing


Yale Law School 
40 Ashmun Street, Room A418 
New Haven, CT