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.


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.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

In The Press

Justices Weigh If DA-Turned-Judge Had Murder Case Conflict

ABC News/ Associated Press

An amicus brief authored by George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted and the Ethics Bureau is mentioned in a story about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court brought by a Pennsylvania death row inmate alleging conflict of interest by a member of the state Supreme Court.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In The Press

Lawsuit filed against VA for those affected by toxic water at Camp Lejeune


Helen White ’18 and Rory Minnis ’17 are quoted in a story about a lawsuit filed by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic against the Veterans Administration on behalf of veterans seeking information on decisions made around medical claims relating to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In The Press

Nonlawyer Firm Ownership Lacks Traction Despite New Look


George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox and Visiting Lecturer in Law Nick Robinson ’06 are quoted in an article about law firm ownership rules.

Monday, April 25, 2016

In The Press

The exceptions: Among Vietnam vets, a rare few score Agent Orange benefits for bladder cancer

The Virginian-Pilot

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about the number of Vietnam veterans who have been able to receive disability benefits related to their exposure to Agent Orange.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

In The Press

Reporter demands unsealing of Abu Zubaydah case


The Media Freedom and Information Access clinic is mentioned in an article about an investigative reporter’s bid to unseal documents in the case of Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi national currently detained at Guantanamo but not charged with any crime.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

In The Press

How a Supreme Court Vacancy Actually Works and Its Implications Part 1 of 2

The National Law Review

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Andrew Pincus is quoted in an article examining the implications of the current Supreme Court vacancy.

Friday, April 8, 2016

In The Press

Yale Law Students Help Foreclosure Victims With New Program

Bloomberg BNA

James Mandilk ’17 is quoted in an article about a new program launched by the Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic at Yale Law School that offers short-term legal support to New Haven residents facing foreclosure proceedings.

Student Profile Videos


Current Student

Sam Thypin-Bermeo

A student perspective on clinics.