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.

Director of the Liman Public Interest Program

In collaboration with the Liman Professor, the Liman Director is responsible for overseeing and administering all elements of the Liman Public Interest Program. Duties include:

  • Managing all elements of the Yale Law School Fellowship program, from recruiting and advising applicants, to working with Fellows and their host organizations throughout the fellowship year.
  • Developing curricula for the Liman Workshop and the Liman Project, and co-teaching these courses in collaboration with the Liman Professor and the Senior Liman Fellow in Residence;
  • Working with faculty and program administrators at Yale and six other colleges and universities to administer the Liman Summer Fellows program;
  • Planning and overseeing the annual Liman Colloquium, and other public interest programs at the Law School;
  • Managing the drafting, production, and distribution of the annual Liman Report, along with all other publicity and fundraising activities;
  • Helping to write and distribute other books, reports, and collection of materials;
  • Supervising the Liman Program Assistant, the Liman Student Directors, and other administrative support staff; and
  • Developing and managing the program budget, in conjunction with the Liman Professor.
  • Working with colleagues at the Law School doing related work on public interest, fellowships, access to justice, and global human rights.

The successful applicant will be a law school graduate with a distinguished academic record; significant experience in public interest lawyering; administrative talents; knowledge about the shape and structure of public interest lawyering and the organizations that provide such services; ease and enjoyment in writing essays, demonstrated through publications, research papers, dissertations, briefs, or other materials authored by the applicant; and the ability to work with students, alumni/ae; faculty, staff, and lawyers working outside the University. Teaching experience is relevant but not required.

The salary is competitive and based upon experience. For more information, please contact Johanna Kalb, Liman Director, (203) 436-3520.

To apply, please provide a resume, lists of references (including at least one academic reference and at least one reference with whom the applicant has worked closely within the last two years); examples of written work (including copies of relevant publications, reports, research papers, essays or briefs); and a law school transcript.

About the Liman Program at Yale Law School

Yale Law School offers a number of post-graduate fellowships for alumni interested in pursuing careers in academia.

Academic Fellowships

Robert M. Cover Fellowship
Yale Law School’s Robert M. Cover Fellowship Program offers post-graduate fellowships to experienced attorneys interested in clinical law teaching. The Cover Fellowship Program seeks to attract lawyers with at least five years of practice (or equivalent experience). Each fellowship starts during the summer and lasts for two years. Fellows work with one or more civil clinics, which include immigration, domestic violence, housing, transactional and general civil law.

San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project Fellowship
The Yale Law School’s San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) and Robert M. Cover Fellowship Program offer a post-graduate fellowship for lawyers who are interested in a long-term career in law school clinical teaching or public lawyering. Fellowship responsibilities include running the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project at Yale Law School, coteaching a seminar on local government law with Yale Law School Professor Heather Gerken, supervising student work, and working directly with the San Francisco City Attorney's Affirmative Litigation Task Force on related litigation.

Howard M. Holtzmann Fellowships in International Dispute Resolution
The Holtzmann fund supports J.S.D. candidates preparing dissertations and J.D. students wishing to pursue special research projects in international arbitration, conciliation, and dispute resolution. Applications must be submitted while you are a student.

Yale Information Society Project (ISP) Resident and Visiting Fellowships
The Yale ISP fellowships are designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs who are interested in careers in teaching and public service in any of the following areas: law and media, media studies, intellectual property and innovation, Internet and communications law and policy, intellectual property law, access to knowledge, civil liberties online, first amendment law, digital education, youth social media policy, Internet governance and regulation, privacy, cybersecurity, biotechnology, standards and technology policy, and the intersections of law, technology, and culture generally.

Yale University Fellowship Resources
Student Grants and Fellowships Database
The MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale
Office of Fellowship Programs

Yale Law School offers post-graduate fellowships for alumni interested in public interest law, in the United States and abroad. Some fellowships provide time for research and writing, or allow graduates to work in public interest positions with NGOs, international courts and tribunals, government agencies, and other organizations.

Current YLS Public Interest Fellowships