Yale Law School

Yale Law School located in New Haven, Connecticut is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects.

For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training by representing real clients in clinics starting in their first year.

Yale Law School is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants in federal, state, and local offices and the judiciary–just a few areas in which our alumni’s talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices; and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Law Center.

Academics

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.

Programs

The China Law Center
The China Law Center carries out research and teaching, promotes academic exchanges with China, and undertakes a variety of cooperative projects on important issues in Chinese law and policy reform.

Cultural Cognition Project

The Cultural Cognition Project consists of a group of scholars from Yale and other universities interested in studying how cultural values shape the public’s risk perceptions and related policy beliefs.

Information Society Project

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, human development, and social justice.

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy

The John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy facilitates the scholarly work of the Yale law and economics faculty and supports student interest and research in the field.

The Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund

The Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund provides an opportunity for students and faculty to undertake innovative projects, research, conferences, publications and programs that foster intellectual vitality, creativity and analytical rigor at the Law School.

Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights coordinates human rights activities for students and scholars at Yale and conducts the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, where students gain practical experience in human rights work.

Yale Center for Law and Philosophy

The Yale Center for Law and Philosophy, a joint venture with the Yale University Philosophy Department, encourages advanced work, including research degrees, at the interface of philosophy and law.