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, October 4, 2016


Events

Transforming the Global Economic Order: Understanding Critical Perspectives on the TPP

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:10PM
YLS room 127 at 12:10pm and Auditorium at 4:10pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Events

Careers in Nonprofit Law and Social Enterprise

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:10PM
Room 121

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Events

1L Introduction to Public Interest Careers

Thursday, October 13, 2016
1:10PM
129

Monday, October 17, 2016


Events

2016 - 2017 Dean's Lecture with Kevin Washburn '93

Monday, October 17, 2016
4:30PM
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

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

Monday, September 26, 2016


In The Press

Honduran Family Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Abuse At Detention Facility

WSHU

A suit filed by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic is discussed in a story about a Honduran family who are suing the federal government over alleged abuses they experienced in a detention center run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


In The Press

Getting People Where the Jobs Are—A Commentary by David Schleicher

Democracy

Professor Schleicher is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, September 15, 2016


In The Press

Birth Control Continues to Bedevil the Supreme Court—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


In The Press

Two Connecticut School Systems, for the Rich and Poor—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

NewYorker.com

Lincoln Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


In The Press

Court Orders Far-Reaching Reforms for Public Schools

The Hartford Courant

Visiting Clinical Lecturers David Rosen ’69 and Joseph Moodhe are quoted in an article about the decision in an 11-year legal battle alleging that Connecticut’s education cost-sharing formula violates the state constitution and places an unfair burden on local property taxes to support school spending. The case was launched by the Education Adequacy Project Clinic. 

Friday, August 26, 2016


In The Press

With the sweep of a presidential pen, a mother is reunited with her child

Washington Post

The Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic is mentioned in an article about a client it represented who was pardoned by President Obama.

Alumni & Student Profiles


'03

Matthew McHale

 
Assistant City Solicitor, City of Pittsburgh Law Department, Pittsburgh, PA
 

You can make a difference… The history of the last 40 years happened because people like you entered the fray and chipped away at problems that they were told were politically impossible to fix.”


Michael Posner

Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2014 Commencement Address