This handbook describes Yale Law School and Yale University policies & procedures which apply to all recognized YLS student organizations & journals. It contains information that will serve as a guide to your organization's activities, including event planning. Please refer to this information throughout the year and direct all members of your organization to this handbook.

We expect you to treat your organization like a start up company - where you are taking initiative to create a website, organize your communications, and think strategically about how you want to portray your group within the Law School and outside of the Law School.  This handbook is posted to the OSA page on YaleConnect to make it accessible to you 24/7 for your planning purposes and we are happy to assist every step of the way!

Please note that some of the policies and procedures in the handbook are subject to change. Please check YaleConnect for the most current version of this handbook.

If you have any questions about the information provided here or otherwise related to student organizations, please contact The Office of Student Affairs "OSA" at osa@yale.edu or 203-432-7979.  OSA is a resource for all student organizations and we look forward to working with you this year!

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Use the links below to be directed to the related topics within our student handbook

Student Organizations

The list of student organizations changes every year, based on the activities and interests of current students. The Law School provides a budget, shared storage space, and administrative resources to approved student organizations.

Alliance for Diversity (A4D)

American Constitution Society (ACS)

Asian Pacific American Law Students' Association (APALSA)

Black Law Students Association (BALSA)

Capital Assistance Project (CAP)

Coalition to End Homelessness

Dred Scott Society

Disabled Law Students Association (DLSA)

Election Law Society

European Law Society (ELA)

Entertainment Sports Law Association

First Generation Professionals (FGP)

Green Haven Prison Project (GHPP)

The International Community @ YLS (InCo)

International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

Immigrant Justice Project (IJP)

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA)

Korean Law Student Network (KLSN)

Law & Political Economy Group (LPE)

Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA)

Lowenstein Human Rights Project

Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association (MENALSA)

Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals

Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA)

National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

National Security Group (NSG)

Native American Law Student Association (NALSA)


Public School Graduates at Yale Law School

Qui Transtulit Sustinet at Yale Law School

Rebellious Lawyering Conference (RebLaw)


South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)

Tax @YLS

Temporary Restraining Order Project (TRO Project)

Thomas Swan Barristers' Union

Trans @YLS

Visual Law Project

Women of Color Collective (WoCC)

Yale Animal Law Society (YALS)

Yale Aspiring Writers' Nook (YAWN)

Yale Civil Rights Project (YCRP)

Yale Environmental Law Association (YELA)

Yale Federalist Society

Yale Food Law Society

Yale Health Law & Policy Society (YHeLPS)

Yale Law Business Society (YLBS)

Yale Philosophy Society (YLPS)

Yale Law Christian Fellowship (YLCF)

Yale Law School Defenders (DefSoc)

Yale Law Democrats

Yale Law Republicans

Yale Law Revue

Yale Law Students Against Wrongful Convictions

Yale Law & Technology Society (TechSoc)

Yale Law Urbanists

Yale Law Veterans Association

YLS Athletics


Youth Justice Project

Yale law school Contacts




Triana McCourt

Assistant Director of Student Affairs



Mary Korey

Senior Administrative Assistant



Catherine Khang Banson

Non-Clinical Wellness Counselor



Yaseen Eldik

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion





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