Welcome to Yale Law School! The Jewish Law Students’ Association (JLSA) is a religious, cultural, and social affinity group at Yale Law School. JLSA serves the array of needs for our proudly diverse Jewish community. We welcome students of all backgrounds and affiliations.
JLSA provides programming and resources for a wide range of religious, social, and academic activities. In the past we have organized Shabbat dinners, challah and hamentaschen baking, lunch and learns, Chanukah parties, Purim megillah readings, Rosh Hashanah services, and Yom Kippur break-fast meals. We have hosted many speakers from within the Yale community and beyond, including Ambassador David Saperstein, Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella, Israeli Supreme Court Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Moshe Halbertal, and Daniel Gordis. Furthermore, we organize and lead a spring break trip to Israel. JLSA also enjoys support and resources from the Slifka Center and Chabad at Yale.
JLSA offers resources to help prospective students make decisions about law school, navigate the application process, and learn more about the amazing learning environment offered at Yale Law School. We also create a network of support on campus through our mentorship program.