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.

Simulation

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.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


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Monday, June 27, 2016


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Monday, June 6, 2016


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Thursday, June 2, 2016


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016


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Friday, May 27, 2016


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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.

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.

Thursday, August 4, 2016


In The Press

Zika Won't Pose Risks at the Olympics: Health Experts

HealthDay

Co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves is quoted in an article about the unlikely risk of a Zika virus outbreak via visitors to the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Friday, July 8, 2016


In The Press

The Terror Suspect Who Had Nothing To Give

ProPublica

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.

Student Profile Videos


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Christine Monahan

A student perspective on health law and the Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic.