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

Services

Public Interest Employers

For Public Interest Employers

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


In The Press

Give felons and prisoners the right to vote—A Commentary by Gideon Yaffe

The Washington Post

Gideon Yaffe is a Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology at Yale. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


In The Press

Policing should move beyond crime reduction—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

The Washington Post

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 11, 2016


In The Press

Did The Dallas Ambush Set Back Reform At Police Departments?

National Public Radio/ Morning Edition

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares was a guest where she discussed community policing.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Events

Chirelstein Colloquium - Breaking Ground: Adventures in Supportive Housing

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12:10PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Events

From the Front Lines of Migration, Criminalization, Deportation, and Access to Justice

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:10PM
TBD

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Events

Rebellious Lawyering Conference

Saturday, February 18, 2017
(All day)
Sterling Law Building

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Events

Liman Colloquium

Thursday, April 6, 2017
(All day)
Yale Law School

Monday, June 6, 2016


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Monday, June 6, 2016


2:32

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


2:03

Monday, May 23, 2016


2:14

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


3:14

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


1:03:18

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


In The Press

Give felons and prisoners the right to vote—A Commentary by Gideon Yaffe

The Washington Post

Gideon Yaffe is a Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology at Yale. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


In The Press

Policing should move beyond crime reduction—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

The Washington Post

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


In The Press

How Much Can Better Training Do to Improve Policing?

The Atlantic

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares is quoted in an article on training for police.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


In The Press

New Orleans Searches for the Truth

Five Thirty Eight

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares and Justice Collaboratory member Andrew Papachristos are quoted in an article about a murder in New Orleans.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


In The Press

Pulling a Nation Back Together in Dallas—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg View

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 11, 2016


In The Press

Did The Dallas Ambush Set Back Reform At Police Departments?

National Public Radio/ Morning Edition

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares was a guest where she discussed community policing.

Alumni & Student Profiles


'06

Mollie Lee

Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney's Office, San Francisco, CA
 

The Yale Law School you are entering has never been a law school that simply defends what is. Your law school —Yale Law School—has always been a law school that fights for what ought to be.”


Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean