Public Interest Law


About Public Interest Law

Yale Law School has a strong tradition of service in the public interest. In addition to the rich curricular offerings, approximately 80 percent of students take part in a clinic during their time at the Law School.

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Clinics & Courses

Public Interest Activities

Most YLS students perform public service in activities ranging from legal research and writing to outreach in the New Haven public schools. A number of YLS centers and projects offer fellowships and other opportunities for public service.

Public Interest Activities

Public Interest Career Services

Public Interest Career Services are available through the Career Development Office, which offers specialized counseling, as well as a wide array of services, programs, events, and resources for public interest minded students and alumni in all stages of their career development.

Career Services

Events & Programs

Resources

Public Interest Employers

For Public Interest Employers

Friday, February 24, 2017


In The Press

U.S. List of Those Detained for Trump’s Travel Ban Is Called Incomplete

New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Rebecca Heller ’10 are quoted in an article on efforts to obtain information about those detained and or deported in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban.

Monday, February 13, 2017


In The Press

Impulsiveness, Law, and the Immigration Order—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz ’70

Lawfare

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and the Director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

March 6 Monday

Event

2016 - 2017 James A. Thomas Lecture with Shannon Price Minter

4:30PM
Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

April 6 Thursday

Event

Liman Colloquium

(All day)
Yale Law School

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016


1:02:04

Monday, June 6, 2016


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Monday, June 6, 2016


2:32

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


2:03

Friday, February 24, 2017


In The Press

U.S. List of Those Detained for Trump’s Travel Ban Is Called Incomplete

New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Rebecca Heller ’10 are quoted in an article on efforts to obtain information about those detained and or deported in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


In The Press

Forever Prison

Frontline/ Retro Report

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Koh, Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Ray Brescia ’92, and Lisa Daugaard ’95 were interviewed for a feature on their efforts on behalf of Haitian refugees detained at the U.S. Naval base in Cuba after a 1991 coup in Haiti.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


In The Press

History is Repeating Itself

Frontline/ Retro Report

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and My Khanh Ngo ’17 and were interviewed as part of a short film about the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocay Clinic challenge to Trump’s travel ban.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


In The Press

Yale Gives Law Students a Taste of Solitary Confinement

National Law Journal

Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Hope Metcalf and Sameer Jaywant ’18 are quoted in an article on Inside the Box, an exhibit of a solitary confinement cell, now on view in the Law Library.

Monday, February 13, 2017


In The Press

Impulsiveness, Law, and the Immigration Order—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz ’70

Lawfare

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and the Director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


In The Press

Trump and the Immigration Bureaucracy: Should We Expect Civil Servants to Dissent?—A Commentary by Cristina Rodríguez ’00

Just Security

Cristina Rodríguez ’00 is the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Adam Liptak

Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times, Washington, DC

The people I was able to spend those three years with and think alongside and work alongside — they put me on a different path and it’s a path that’s allowing me to have a much larger and more meaningful impact on children than I would have had before.”


Samantha Tweedy

Class of 2006