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Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Established in 1843, the school offers the J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., and M.S.L. degrees in law. It also hosts visiting scholars and several legal research centers. Yale Law School has been rated #1 in the United States by U.S. News and World Report in every year in which the magazine has ranked law schools. Among other luminaries, former U.S. President William Howard Taft was a professor of constitutional law there from 1913 until he resigned to become Chief Justice of the United States in 1921. Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton studied there later in the century, and the law school's library has been memorialized as the meeting place of Bill and fellow alum Hillary Clinton. Current U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito are alumni of the school.
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|(Location) New Haven, CT|
Yale Law is considered a Highly Competitive law school, which accepts only 10% of its applicants. Comparatively, Yale is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Early Decision 1 : 11/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 01/01
Application Fee : $60
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Yale Law is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Yale is Below Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Yale University 1L section size is 15% larger than law schools in Connecticut and 24% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Yale University class of 2019 had an employment rate of 92% with 4% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2019, 70.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.