A Robust and Unique Clinical Program

Yale Law School has one of the most robust clinical programs in the country. Unlike most other schools, students can begin taking clinics—and appearing in court—during the spring of their first year. Clinic students represent real clients with real legal problems (not in simulations or role-playing exercises), and are supervised by senior faculty members, with whom they often develop close and lasting mentoring relationships.

About 80% of our students take advantage of this unique opportunity to combine theory with practice, and many students take more than one clinic. With over 20 clinics, there are almost always places available.

In addition to the clinics in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, and the clinics and projects listed here, a number of other centers and programs also offer experiential learning opportunities. Simulation courses are also offered in such areas as Appellate Advocacy, Corporate Crisis Management, and Negotiating and Drafting M&A Agreements. Read more about our business simulation courses.

Ways to Engage

Our Clinics

Yale Law School offers more than two dozen clinics that provide students with hands on, practical experience in the law on a diverse range of subject matters.


Yale Law School offers a suite of innovative simulation courses based on real-world case studies.

Centers and Workshops

Yale Law School enhances the intellectual life of its academic community by sponsoring a variety of centers, programs, and workshops, inspired by the interests of its faculty and students.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In The Press

Gay Pride, Ramadan, and Solidarity After Orlando—A Commentary by Muneer I. Ahmad

The Nation

Muneer Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

In The Press

The Terror Suspect Who Had Nothing To Give


The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is mentioned in an article about recently unsealed documents in the case of Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi national detained at Guantanamo but not charged with any crime. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In The Press

Gay Pride, Ramadan, and Solidarity After Orlando—A Commentary by Muneer I. Ahmad

The Nation

Muneer Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

In The Press

Race relations: the stumbling blocks of America's criminal justice system

Australian Broadcasting Corporation/ Correspondents Report

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen Bright was interviewed about the intersection of race and the criminal justice system.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

In The Press

From Jail To Yale: Ex-Offender Graduates With Law Degree 10 Years After Release

The Hartford Courant

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Heather Gerken and Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing Noah Messing ’00 are quoted in a profile of Dwayne Betts ’16, who will be a fellow with the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In The Press

New Haven public defender, Yale law students seek lesser sentences for men convicted in slayings as teens

New Haven Register

New Haven’s Public Defender’s office, in collaboration with students from the Yale Criminal Justice Clinic, is working to obtain shorter sentences for three local men serving lengthy prison terms for crimes committed when they were teenagers.

Monday, May 23, 2016

In The Press

After Supreme Court victory, Stephen Bright won’t rest his defense of the poor and the powerless

Atlanta Magazine

A profile of Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen B. Bright about his work as a defense attorney. 

Student Profile Videos


Current Student

Sam Thypin-Bermeo

A student perspective on clinics.