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    Connecticut (New Haven) -- Yale Law School -- Accreditation: Full ABA -- Year Founded: 1843
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    Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Established in 1824, it offers the J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. and M.S.L. degrees in law. It also hosts visiting scholars and a number of legal research centers. The school's prestige and small size make its admissions process among the most selective of any United States law school. Yale has been ranked number one in the country by U.S. News and World Report in every year in which the magazine has published law school rankings.

    Yale Law School

    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.

    Yale Law School enrolls about 200 new students a year, one of the smallest numbers among U.S. law schools. Its small class size and prestige combine to make its admissions process extremely selective. Half of the class that entered in 2006 had a GPA above 3.91 (out of 4.33) and/or an LSAT score above 173 (out of 180 possible points) or 99th percentile.

    After an initial round of screening by the admissions department, approximately 25% of applications are independently evaluated by three different faculty members. Each application is scored from 2-4 at the discretion of the reader. All applicants with a perfect 12 (i.e., a 4 from all three faculty members) are admitted, upon which they are immediately notified by the school. There are also 50-80 outstanding students admitted each year without going through this review process.

    The LL.M. Program at Yale is amongst the smallest and most selective graduate law programs in the United States. Yale admits around 25 LL.M. students every year, and the program is usually limited to those students who intend to pursue a career in legal academia.

    History of YLS

    Origins of Yale Law School
    The origins of Yale Law School trace to the earliest days of the 19th Century when law was learned by clerking as an apprentice in a lawyer's office. The first law schools, including the one that became Yale, developed out of this apprenticeship system and grew up inside law offices. The future Yale Law School formed in the office of a New Haven, Connecticut, practitioner, Seth Staples. Staples owned an exceptional library (an attraction for students at a time when law books were scarce), and he began training apprentices in the early 1800s.

    By the 1810s his law office had a full-fledged law school. Samuel Hitchcock, one of Staples' former students, became a partner at the office and later, the proprietor of the New Haven Law School.

    Affiliation with Yale College
    The New Haven Law School affiliated gradually with Yale from the mid-1820s to the mid-1840s. Law Students began receiving Yale degrees in 1843. David Daggett, a former U.S. senator from Connecticut, joined Hitchcock as co-proprietor of the school in 1824. In 1826 Yale named Daggett to be professor of law in Yale College, where he lectured to undergraduates on public law and government. Yale Law School remained fragile for decades. At the death of Samuel Hitchcock in 1845 and again upon the death of his successor, Henry Dutton, in 1869, the University came near to closing the School.

    Yale Law School library

    The school's law library, Lillian Goldman Law Library, contains over 1,000,000 volumes. The law school's flagship law review is the Yale Law Journal.


    The Yale Law School faculty is as broad ranging in its interests and expertise as it is distinguished. It includes prominent scholars of economics, philosophy, and history, as well as leading specialists in every area of law. Over 60 full-time professors are joined each year by visiting lecturers, adjunct professors from other parts of the University, and practicing lawyers who assist the full-time clinical faculty as tutors in the clinical program. In addition, dozens of guest lecturers from around the world help to make Yale Law School a vibrant intellectual community.

    Contact YLS

    Mailing address:
    Yale Law School
    P.O. Box 208215
    New Haven, CT 06520-8215

    Phone: 203-432-4992

    Admissions (J.D. Program)
    [email protected]

    Alumni Affairs
    [email protected]



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      U must have to choose good law school for getting good knowledge.
      In India all students are getting addmission with the refence of others.


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        Also some other ABA approved law school that are getting put on ABA .... with lawyers from UCLA, Georgetown, Harvard, and Yale (admittedly, I've ... This response is full of goodness AFTER someone has started law school.


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          The Yale Law School faculty is as broad ranging in its interests and expertise as it is distinguished. It includes prominent scholars of economics. The National Law Journal story on the rankings begins this way: “U.S. News & World Report has released its 2010 law school rankings: Cue griping from a chorus of the publication's detractors who maintain that the list undermines law schools’ focus on providing quality legal education.”

          Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News, is aware of talk in the blogosphere, but he says some of it is a positive reaction to the publication’s decision to combine data on part-time and full-time programs. The change was made, he tells the ABA Journal, to address concerns that law schools were gaming the system by funneling students with lower grades and admissions test scores into part-time programs.


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            Yale Law School is really good to pursue your career in this school. One of my friends has pursued his law career from here. If anyone needs some help or more information, then leave a reply here.


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              The Yale Law School is one of the top law schools of the world. Students all over the world have a secret desire to study in a school like this. If you share information about it for all the students then it would prove to be very beneficial for them.
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                Yes I agree 100% with the poster above.
                But, I went to school there!


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