Law School Spotlight: Yale Law School


    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

    Yale Law School
    (also known as YLS) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Yale Law School is an extraordinary community in which to study law. Standing at the intersection of the worlds of thought and action, Yale seeks not only to promote an intellectual understanding of the law, but also to sustain the moral commitments that justice requires.


    Extensive student-faculty interactions and institutional flexibility are hallmarks of the Yale Law School experience. Students enjoy countless opportunities for research and writing with professors. Our unmatched faculty-to-student ratio allows us to offer a wide range of courses and small classes, with an average class size of fewer than 20 students.

    The school is also part of one of the world’s great research universities. Yale University is home to an abundance of intellectual, cultural, social, and athletic activities, all of which are accessible to Yale law students.


    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban

    Size: 600 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 205 (2010)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 7.7 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 6.7% (255 of 3,797 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $50,750

    Cost of living (single student): $19,700

    Address: P.O. Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520-8215
    Phone: 203.432.4995
    Email: admissions.law@yale.edu
    Website: www.law.yale.edu
    Twitter accounts: @ylsadmissions@YaleLawSch@yalelawlibrary
    Facebook: Yale Law SchoolYale Law School Admissions
    Blog: (203) Admissions Blog

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. For more information, and to see the school's profile, click here. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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