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.

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.


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.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In The Press

Could crowdsourcing expertise be the future of government?—A Commentary by Beth Simone Noveck ’97

The Guardian

Beth Simone Noveck ’97 is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, November 28, 2016

In The Press

Thirty Years of Third-Stage Environmentalism—A Commentary by Joshua Galperin

Huffington Post

Joshua Ulan Galperin is Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In The Press

What Are 'Sanctuary Cities?'


Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad is quoted in an article about sanctuary cities.

Monday, November 21, 2016

In The Press

What a Trump Crackdown on Muslims Might Look Like


Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad is quoted in an article about a possible Muslim registry under the new administration. Kris Kobach ’95, Kansas Secretary of State and Trump advisor, is mentioned.

Friday, November 18, 2016

In The Press

91-year-old gay veteran sues Air Force over ‘undesirable discharge’


Erin Baldwin ’17 is quoted in a story about a lawsuit filed by Hubert Spires, an Air Force veteran denied benefits after being discharged as “undesirable” in 1948. Baldwin is a student with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School, which is representing Spires.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In The Press

Forum: Forced into breaking the law—A Commentary by Allison Frankel ’17, Scout Katovich ’17, and Hillary Vedvig ’17

New Haven Register

Allison Frankel ’17, Scout Katovich ’17, and Hillary Vedvig ’17 are third-year students and members of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos


Christine Monahan

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