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From the first day of orientation to the final gathering at Commencement, Yale Law School is an extraordinary community in which to study law. In addition to a rich history and an accomplished student body, our unmatched faculty-student ratio allows us to offer a vast array of courses, an average class size of under 25 students, and countless opportunities for independent research, writing, and student-organized discussion groups.

With almost 200 courses taught by more than 60 full-time faculty and dozens of visiting faculty, lecturers, and adjunct professors, the choices for the study of law at Yale Law School are only as limited as your imagination.

Lillian Goldman Law Library

Located in the Sterling Law Building, the library has almost 800,000 volumes of print materials and about 10,000 active serial titles, in which there are 200,000 volumes of foreign and international law materials.

Areas of Interest at Yale Law School

Although there are no specific areas of concentration at Yale Law School, here are some areas currently of interest to students looking at the Law School’s programs and courses.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Current Student

Jahi Wise

A student perspective on pursuing a joint JD/MBA degree and participating in The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development Clinic.

You don’t have to be a lawyer, but you have to be an involved person. You have to care enough about things to do something about them. It doesn’t have to be politics. It can be your church, your school, your community center; however, you want to be involved. What you cannot do is ignore things.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Class of 1979