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, 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.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In The Press

ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public

The Intercept

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is mentioned in a blog post about a motion they filed with the ACLU requesting the release of 23 legal opinions that contain new or significant interpretations of surveillance law.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In The Press

Prisoners With Hep C Get Cured In Some States But Not Others


A study conducted by the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership and the Association of State Correctional Administrators is cited in an article on access to treatment for Hepatitis C in the state prison system.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In The Press

Charlotte Observer sues governor’s office over access to public records

The Daily Tarheel

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz ’78 is quoted in an article about a lawsuit launched by the Charlotte Observer against North Carolina governor Pat McCrory regarding a request for public records.

Monday, October 10, 2016

In The Press

Brooklyn Lawsuit Could Affect the Fate of Millions of Immigrants Nationwide

The New York Times

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael J. Wishnie ’93 was quoted in an article about an immigration case filed by WIRAC, Make the Road New York, and the National Immigration Law Center against the federal government.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

In The Press

The Age of the Child—A Commentary by Tamar Birckhead

Law Professor Blogs Network

Tamar Birckhead is the Martin R. Flug Visiting Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

In The Press

Lawmakers told to act soon on education funding

Connecticut Post (Bridgeport)

Visiting Clinical Lecturer Alex Knopp is quoted in an article about opportunities for the state to increase funding equality in education.

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