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 11 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.

Monday, January 11, 2016


In The Press

Resist Pressure at Any Price—A Commentary by David Singh Grewal ’02 and Amy Kapczynski ’03

Business Today

David Singh Grewal ’02 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Amy Kapczynski ’03 is a Professor of Law and Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School.

Friday, December 11, 2015


In The Press

Supreme Court to Review Laws Criminalizing Refusal of Body Substance Tests

The New York Times

The Supreme Court Clinic is mentioned in an article about a case before the Supreme Court challenging state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse breath, blood or urine tests.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


2:04

Monday, November 2, 2015


30:09

Saturday, October 31, 2015


2:47

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


3:32

Thursday, October 22, 2015


2:34

Thursday, October 22, 2015


1:52

Monday, January 11, 2016


In The Press

Resist Pressure at Any Price—A Commentary by David Singh Grewal ’02 and Amy Kapczynski ’03

Business Today

David Singh Grewal ’02 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Amy Kapczynski ’03 is a Professor of Law and Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


In The Press

Yale Law School urges an end to deportation proceeding for disabled Central American immigrants

New Haven Register

Conchita Cruz ’16 is quoted in an article about a letter by the YLS Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic asking that federal agencies modify the asylum process for Central American refugees suffering from PTSD.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


In The Press

New Haven Groups Rally Against Possible Immigration Raids

WNPR

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about support for undocumented immigrants facing potential deportation. The Worker and Immigration Rights Advocacy Clinic is mentioned.

Monday, December 21, 2015


In The Press

In NY, a 10-year legal battle seeks to pry open door to fair housing

Al Jazeera America

Clinical Associate Professor Anika Singh Lemar is quoted in an article about a legal battle for affordable housing in an upscale Long Island community.

Friday, December 11, 2015


In The Press

Supreme Court to Review Laws Criminalizing Refusal of Body Substance Tests

The New York Times

The Supreme Court Clinic is mentioned in an article about a case before the Supreme Court challenging state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse breath, blood or urine tests.

Monday, December 7, 2015


In The Press

Blumenthal wants transparency in Marine Corps Camp Lejeune contaminated water probe

The New Haven Register

Richard Blumenthal ’73 and Rory Minnis ’17 are quoted in an article about a Freedom of Information request filed by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic on behalf of veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water at a North Carolina military base.