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 more than two dozen clinics, there are almost always places available.

Opportunities abound in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization—a single law firm that currently houses thirteen clinics, including the Sol and Lillian Goldman Family Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic, the Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic, and the Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development.  In addition to the complete list of clinics and projects 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.

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.

Friday, February 24, 2017


In The Press

U.S. List of Those Detained for Trump’s Travel Ban Is Called Incomplete

New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Rebecca Heller ’10 are quoted in an article on efforts to obtain information about those detained and or deported in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017


In The Press

Another NHS crisis looms – an inability to analyse data—A Commentary by Beth Simone Noveck ’97

The Guardian

Beth Simone Noveck is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Clinical Professor of Law 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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Monday, February 27, 2017


In The Press

Law Not Clear Cut On “Sanctuary” Edict

New Haven Independent

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 and Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie are quoted in an article about whether the federal government can withhold funds from sanctuary cities.

Friday, February 24, 2017


In The Press

U.S. List of Those Detained for Trump’s Travel Ban Is Called Incomplete

New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Rebecca Heller ’10 are quoted in an article on efforts to obtain information about those detained and or deported in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


In The Press

An Interview with Yale Law School’s First Female Dean

Bloomberg Law/ Big Law Business

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Heather Gerken was interviewed on the occasion of her appointment as next dean of the Law School.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


In The Press

Forever Prison

Frontline/ Retro Report

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Koh, Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Ray Brescia ’92, and Lisa Daugaard ’95 were interviewed for a feature on their efforts on behalf of Haitian refugees detained at the U.S. Naval base in Cuba after a 1991 coup in Haiti.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


In The Press

History is Repeating Itself

Frontline/ Retro Report

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and My Khanh Ngo ’17 and were interviewed as part of a short film about the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocay Clinic challenge to Trump’s travel ban.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


In The Press

Judge rejects Trump administration's lawyerly take on travel ban 'detention'

Politico.com

Amit Jain ’18, a student with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, is quoted in an article about a ruling that rejects the Trump administration's interpretation of who was "detained" under the travel ban executive order President Donald Trump issued late last month.

Student Profile Videos


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Swapna Reddy

A student perspective on immigration law, clinics, and public interest law at Yale Law School.