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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


In The Press

It’s Time for the United Nations to Compensate Haiti for Its Cholera Disaster—A Commentary by Muneer I. Ahmad and Alice M. Miller

The Nation

Muneer I. Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law and Alice M. Miller is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law and the Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016


In The Press

Barriers to Reforming Police Practices

The New York Times

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares and Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler are mentioned in an article about procedural justice.

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, September 21, 2016


Events

Chirelstein Colloquium - Breaking Ground on "Intersecting Law with Supportive Housing: Acquisition to Eviction Prevention"

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

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Events

Book Talk: The Supreme Court on Unions: Why Labor Law Is Failing American Workers

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:10PM
SLB 122

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


1:23

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

Thursday, August 25, 2016


In The Press

Dreamer Sues To Unblock The President’s Biggest Immigration Proposal Yet

Huffington Post

The Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic is mentioned in an article about an undocumented student who is mounting a legal challenge to reinstate President Obama’s plan to defer deportation for those in a similar situation. A similar article appeared in Talking Points Memo.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


In The Press

It’s Time for the United Nations to Compensate Haiti for Its Cholera Disaster—A Commentary by Muneer I. Ahmad and Alice M. Miller

The Nation

Muneer I. Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law and Alice M. Miller is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law and the Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


In The Press

Episode 47: A Path for Police Reform

Scholars Strategy Network’s No Jargon

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares was interviewed on the Scholars Strategy Network’s podcast No Jargon about police reform.

Monday, August 22, 2016


In The Press

Transgender Students Face Unsettled Rules on Bathrooms as They Return to School

Time.com

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge ’78 is quoted in an article on recommended guidelines for school districts regarding bathroom use by transgender students.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


In The Press

Book Review: The Future of Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

The website has a review of The Future of Juvenile Justice, edited and co-authored by Martin R. Flug Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Tamar Birckhead.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


In The Press

Barriers to Reforming Police Practices

The New York Times

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares and Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler are mentioned in an article about procedural justice.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Alumni


Glenda M. Aldana Madrid

Gruber Fellow Takes on Public Interest Causes

I say to you, my classmates, we have much to do. Yale gave us the tools to do it with. We owe it to the rest of the country, because of our success, to share what we know and what we can give to the future…”


President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973