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About Yale Law School

An unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy

One of the World’s Premier Law Schools

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School offers a vibrant 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 across every sector of society: 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, passion, and dedication have made a difference.

With a vast array of courses, a robust clinical program, and meaningful experiences outside the classroom, Yale Law graduates are empowered to chart their own course and equipped with a supercharged ability to tackle the most pressing problems of our time.

1824

Founded

5:1

Student-faculty ratio

74%

of students receive need-based financial aid

89

undergraduate institutions represented

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Virtual Tour

Explore our campus and learn more about academics, student life, clinics, admissions, financial aid, and more.

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Study of Law

Explore all that Yale Law School has to offer — academics, degree programs, clinics, courses, and more.

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Student Life

Our vibrant community offers countless ways for students to engage with each other and the City of New Haven through classes, conferences, events, and volunteering.

At A Glance

At A Glance

Learn more about the history of Yale Law School and other interesting facts.

Office of the Dean

Office of the Dean

The Office of Dean Heather Gerken and other information about administration officers.

Offices & Services

Offices & Services

A list and overview of the offices and services offered at Yale Law School.

Visit & Directions

Visit & Directions

Come visit the school in person by setting up a visit and tour.

New Haven & The Region

New Haven & The Region

Learn more about New Haven, a lively, small urban center between New York and Boston.

Calendar & Resources

Calendar & Resources

See what’s happening at Yale Law School and the other resources available to current students, faculty, and staff.

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students chatting in the Courtyard

YLS by the Numbers

Yale Law School offers an unmatched intellectual environment with numerous opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the law and make a positive impact on society. Learn more about what sets Yale Law School apart as a leader in legal education.

A great place that trains leaders must train people who are not just excellent, but loving, kind, humane, and good. And that if I’ve had some part of creating a place that has made that possible, that would be a darn good legacy.”