Yale Law School is a wonderful place to work, and its administrative team is the one of the best in legal education. If you are intrigued by the idea of coming back to the School, and of entering the world of legal academic administration—or know of one of your law school classmates who is—we would be most interested in hearing from you. Please see below for job listings of open positions at the School and elsewhere.

A number of fellowships are available to our graduates. For example, the Bernstein, Liman, Gruber, Ford Foundation, and Heyman Fellowships support work in various types of public interest positions. The Robert M. Cover Fellowship and Information Society Project (ISP) Resident and Visiting Fellowships are among those available for alumni/ae interested in careers in academia.

Job Opportunities


Associate Director of Admissions
Yale Law School

General Purpose
Reporting to Director of Admissions, play a leadership role in the Admissions Office. Serve as Associate Director and work in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, Director of Admissions, and Director of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives in all aspects of recruiting and admissions.

Essential Duties

  1. Together with admissions senior staff, plan, coordinate, and manage the Law School’s recruitment calendar, including in-person visits and webinars.  Represent Yale Law School to prospective students at recruiting events. Travel will be required.
  2. Plan, direct, and manage internal student-led recruiting efforts including Student Perspectives Blog, Student Buddy Program.
  3. Train, supervise, and manage admissions tour guides.
  4. Develop print and electronic media aimed at prospective students.  Create, manage, and maintain content for admissions brochures, viewbook, admitted student binder, and all aspects of admissions website.  Review content of outside publications involving Law School admissions information.
  5. Monitor Admissions social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter; manage procurement of gifts and materials for admitted students.
  6. Design and administer surveys to prospective and admitted students to obtain feedback on admissions services and programs. 
  7. Under direction of Director of Admissions, assist and oversee all aspects of admissions file process including completion of files, managing logistics of faculty committees, entering evaluations, and post-season data cleanup.
  8. Under direction of Director of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, provide support for Admitted Students Program and diversity-related recruitment efforts.
  9. Engage in contact with applicants and admitted students and provide individual counseling and information as needed.

Experience and Training
J.D. plus two years of experience in law-related position(s) OR Bachelor’s degree plus five years experience in admissions, placement, student counseling, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Exposure to law school admissions process through personal, volunteer, and/or professional experience strongly preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  1. Exceptional organizational and oral/written communication skills.
  2. Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  3. Ability to relate and work well with diverse constituents, including prospective and current students, faculty, and staff.
  4. Ability to understand and promote the goals and distinct qualities of Yale Law School.
  5. Successful candidates will demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, tact, and a commitment to diversity.
  6. Demonstrated skills in computerized technology, including spreadsheets, databases, and web pages.

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Director of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives
Yale Law School

General Purpose
Reporting to Director of Admissions, serve as Director and plan and manage recruitment strategies and diversity initiatives for Yale Law School applicants and admitted students.  Work with the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, Director of Admissions, and Associate Director of Admissions to recruit and enroll the most diverse and talented students at Yale Law School.

Essential Duties

  1. Using historical data, survey results, and other resources, identify trends and gaps in recruitment and create long-term and short-term strategies to increase both overall quality and diversity of applicant pool and admitted student yield along a variety of dimensions.
  2. Identify and travel to fairs and forums not previously attended by Yale Law School, in particular those focused on diverse applicants and pipeline (high school and college) events. Attend diversity and pipeline-related conferences to liaise with other diversity and admissions professionals; learn, report, and implement best practices.  Extensive travel will be required.
  3. Design and implement summer recruitment program to increase pool of prospective applicants to Yale Law School.
  4. Plan and execute all aspects of Admitted Student Program and Yale Forward diversity program; coordinate and lead Admitted Student Planning Committee through all stages of planning process.
  5. Create and implement alumni outreach and matching system for admitted student; manage inclusion of alumni in admitted student events.
  6. Appoint, train, and manage Diversity Representatives and Admissions Representatives; oversee and direct external student-led recruitment initiatives and fairs and forums at which student admissions representatives will be present.
  7. Work closely with Diversity and Admissions Representatives and student organizations on recruitment issues, including prospective and admitted student outreach.
  8. Engage in individualized diversity follow-up and recruitment for admitted students; conduct prospective and diversity applicant outreach in person and through social media.
  9. Review select admissions files as directed by the Associate Dean.

Experience and Training
J.D. plus five years of experience in law-related position(s) OR Bachelor’s degree plus seven years of experience in admissions, placement, student counseling, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Exposure to law school admissions process through personal, volunteer, and/or professional experience strongly preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  1. Exceptional organizational and oral/written communication skills.
  2. Strong leadership and management abilities.
  3. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  4. Strong, proven ability to relate and work well with diverse constituents and facilitate dialogue among them.
  5. Ability to collect, manage, analyze and prepare data for presentation to a variety of audiences.
  6. Ability to understand and promote the goals and distinct qualities of the Law School.
  7. Successful candidates will demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, tact, and a commitment to diversity.
  8. Preferred: thorough knowledge of admissions practices.

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