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NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Law School: Yale Law School 
Address: PO Box 208330 
   
City: New Haven 
State, Zip: CT, 06520-8330 
Country: United States  
Phone: 203-432-1676 

Administrator Name: Christine Severson 
Administrator Title: Dir. of Recruitment Programs and Administration 
Phone: 203-432-1692 
Fax: 203-432-8423 
Email: christine.severson@yale.edu 
Web: www.law.yale.edu/cdo 

Registrar's Name: Judith Calvert 
Phone No: 203-432-1680 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Kelly Voight, Assistant Dean; Marilyn Drees, Director, Judicial Clerkships; Akua Akyea, Director, Public Interest; Uri Jurist, Associate Director, Alumni and Alternative Careers 

DEGREE PROGRAMS
No. of hours required to graduate: 83 
Comments: Hours listed apply to JD program. Students who matriculated before 7/1/2005 must have 82 units to graduate. 

No. of Full-time students 638 
No. of Evening students:
No. of Part-time students:
Other:
Total: 638 

COMPOSITION OF ENROLLMENT
'12-'13 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 108  103  112  323 
Woman: 98  105  112  315 
Totals: 206  208  224  638 
Black (Men): 11 
Black (Women): 10  11  27 
Hispanics (Men): 12  26 
Hispanics (Women): 25 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 10  11  28 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 22  20  17  59 
Disabled (Men):
Disabled (Woman):
Openly GLBT (Men): 11  26 
Openly GLBT (Woman): 15 
Comments:  

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? Yes 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? Yes 
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year: 23 

FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > LL.M DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
same as JD 26
FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > JOINT DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
Master of Arts
MBA
Doctorate
Others: indiv. basis

ADMISSIONS PROFILE
Applications received: 3173 
Size of entering class: 205 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 74 
No. of states represented: 38 
In-state enrollment: n/a 
Out-state enrollment: n/a 
Foreign countries represented:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE / LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.83 3.90 3.96
Part-time
Overall 3.83 3.90 3.96
Law School Admission Test

 

Full-time 170 173 177
Part-time
Overall 170 173 177
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? No 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
GPA - 1% GPA not based on 4.0 scale.
 

JD PROGRAM
Fall Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
9/5/2012
1/17/2013
Spring Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
1/22/2013
5/17/2013
Semester Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
10/4/2012
10/9/2012
Spring Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/15/2013
3/25/2013

CLINICAL COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
1. Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization 8. Criminal Defense Project
(see I. Other Notes for specific clinic names) 9. Education Adequacy
2. Environmental Protection Clinic 10. Ethics Bureau
3. Lowenstein Intl. Human Rights Law Clinic 11. Ludwig Community Development Prog & Clinic
4. Nonprofit Organizations Clinic 12. Media Freedom & Information Access Practicum
5. Supreme Court Clinic 13. Prosecution Externship
6. Capital Markets and Financial 14. San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project
Instruments Regulation Clinic
7. Capital Punishment
SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Is Moot Court a required activity? No 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
Students can participate anytime after their first semester. For full description, see Section H. Narrative.

JOURNALS/ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS
Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
Yale L. & Pol'y Rev.
Yale J. of Law & Technology
Yale J. of Law & Feminism
Yale J. of Law & the Humanities
Yale J. of International Law
The Yale J. on Regulation
Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J.
Yale J. of Health Policy, Law, Ethics
Yale Law Journal
 
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
More than 50 student organizations-
see www.law.yale.edu/studentlife

GRADING SYSTEM
EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEMS
Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+ Credit n/a
       A Honors n/a
       A- Pass n/a
       B+ Low Pass n/a
       B Failure n/a
       B- RC n/a
       C+
       C
       C-
       D
       F

 Comments:
There is no required or indicative "curve" for grades in Law School classes. Individual rank is not computed.
RC (requirement completed) indicates J.D. preparticipation in Moot Court or Barristers' Union.
 
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2012 graduation class)
Top 10%: n/a 
Top 25%: n/a 
Top 33%: n/a 
Top 50%: n/a 
Top 75%: n/a 

Median GPA:  
Minimum grade required for graduation: n/a 
Do you have a pass/fail option? Yes
If "Yes", please describe:  
Are students ranked in their class? No
If so, how often?  
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: With student authorization, the registrar will provide an official transcript. 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
Prizes and their descriptions are
listed in the YLS Bulletin
at www.law.yale.edu/bulletin
GRADUATION HONORS
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: n/a n/a n/a
Summa cum laude: n/a n/a n/a
Magna cum laude: n/a n/a n/a
Cum laude: n/a n/a n/a
Other: n/a n/a n/a
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 36  New England: 9.2 
Business and industry: 3.5  Middle Atlantic: 31.6 
Government: 5.6  East North Central: 2.5 
Judicial clerkship: 39  West North Central: 3.1 
Military: 0.5  South Atlantic: 22.5 
Public interest organization: 12  East South Central: 2.5 
Academic: 3.5  West South Central: 6.1 
Job category not identified: Mountain: 4.1 
Pacific: 12.2 
Non-US: 6.1 

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class
States employing the highest % of graduates: New York, DC, California, Connecticut

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  Week invitations are sent to employers:
February 20, 2012
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date:
  Phone beginning date:
  Email beginning date: To Email:
  Online beginning date: 02/20/2012 URL: see below
 
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2013 :
 
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  Comments:
Returning employers will automatically be assigned the next consecutive day of the week from the prior year. New employers will be assigned a date based on availability.
 
  OCI Fee?
$100 registration fee and a service fee for private employers
 
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
April
 
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
 
  Describe required employer forms:
We strongly encourage employers to put their NALP Workplace Questionnaire online.
 
OCI DATES
OCI dates for August: -
OCI dates for Fall: 08/13/2012 - 08/17/2012
OCI dates for Spring: 02/06/2013 -
  Flyback dates:
See comments below.
 

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 
  Comments:
We invite employers to conduct callbacks with Yale students prior to the start of classes on September 5, 2012, on Fridays in September, and at other times mutually convenient to students and employers.
 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  No 
  If "No", explain:
Yale utilizes a lottery system to assign interviews.
 

OCI drop date: 07/30/2012
Date student materials sent to employer: 08/03/2012
Date interview schedule sent to employer: 08/03/2012
Postage/express mail fee?
  Comments:
Employers will utilize an online system to retrieve schedules and resumes. The URL is https://law-yale-csm.symplicity.com/employers.
 
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  No 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  No 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
Interviews take place at a hotel within walking distance of the school. Reservation information can be found at www.law.yale.edu/cdo, under Employers then Fall Interview Program.
 

OTHER INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
  Cooperative/Consortia:
YLS participates in the Equal Justice Works (EJW) annual Job Fair held in October in Washington, DC. Information on the fair can be found at www.equaljusticeworks.org.

YLS co-sponsors the Overseas-trained LL.M. Student Interview Program in January where more than 100 employers interview LL.M. students for positions in the U.S. and abroad. Columbia Law School organizes this event. Information can be found at www.law.columbia.edu/careers/career_services.

YLS co-sponsors the annual Public Interest and Public Service Legal Career Symposium held at New York University Law School in February. Information can be found at http://its.law.nyu.edu/pilc/lcfs.

YLS participates in the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. For more information, please visit http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent.html.

 
  Diversity Interview Programs:
YLS participates in the IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities held each year in August. This career fair brings together law students and graduates from throughout the country with private and public sector employers, largely based in the DC area. For more information, please visit http://www.law.arizona.edu/Career/Impact/welcome.cfm.

YLS participates in the National LGBT Bar Association's Lavendar Law Conference and Career Fair each summer. The conference brings together legal practitioners, judges, scholars, and law students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (“LGBT”) legal community. For more information, please visit http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/.
 

JOB POSTING
  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  No 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  No 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Employers can post job openings at no charge for current students and graduates using our online system found at https://law-yale-csm.symplicity.com/employers.
 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
There is a mailing to employers in November inviting them to interview first-years (and other class years) in February at our Spring Interview Program. Jobs for first-years may be posted on our online system after December 1.
 

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Individual counseling by attorney counselors is our primary approach in assisting all students in the employment process.

In addition, CDO arranges approximately 60 programs a year, from general introductory meetings to educational and specialized topical panels and informal discussions.
 

PRO BONO PROGRAM
The Pro Bono Network provides an opportunity for law students to volunteer for research and writing projects with a variety of regional and national non profit organizations. The network provides these nonprofits with YLS students who can assist their organization, while also allowing the students to gain experience working in the public interest community.  

The Lowenstein Human Rights Project is a similar program that provides opportunities for law students to volunteer with outside non profits on projects involving international human rights.

Many student organizations, such as the Temporary Restraining Order Project and the Capital Assistance Project, are also involved in pro bono work.  

For a full discussion of these efforts go to http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/publicinterestlaw.htm.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Non-discrimination Policy:  

Yale Law School is committed to a policy against discrimination based upon age, color, handicap or disability, ethnic or national origin, race, religion, religious creed, gender (including discrimination taking the form of sexual harassment), marital, parental, or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or the prejudice of clients.

All employers using the school's placement services are required to abide by this policy.
 

NARRATIVES/OTHER NOTES
NARRATIVES
Moot Court Program:
Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals is a competition managed by student directors who have previously participated in a moot court competition. Participating students write an appellate brief and present an appellate oral argument on an upcoming Supreme Court case. Another case is selected for briefing and argument in the prize finals which are held at the close of each term.

 
OTHER NOTES
Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) clinics include: Sol and Lillian Goldman Family, Advocacy for Children and Youth; Immigration Legal Services; Innovations in Policing; Landlord-Tenant; Lawyering Ethics; Legal Assistance; Legal Services for Immigrant Communities; Legislative Advocacy; Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic; Transnational Development; Veterans Legal Services, Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic
 

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