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Yale Law School

About Yale Law School


  • Established: 1843
  • Parent School: Yale University
  • Dean: Heather Gerken
  • Location: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Website: law.yale.edu
  • School Type: Private
  • Campus: Urban
  • Enrollment: 630

2020 Application Information




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Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 1,129 lawyers who graduated from Yale Law School is powered by Lawyer Legion. Use the filters to narrow your search for attorneys by graduation year, practice areas or location. Results are limited to 250 per query. The lawyers in this directory all attended or received their Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School and are currently practicing law in the United States. The attorneys in this directory are also included in the Lawyer Legion network and provide legal services to consumers in and around their local area. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Yale Law School

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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

Benjamin Gideon (1999)
Gideon Asen LLC
Portland, ME
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Jonathan Eric Polonsky (1982)
Polonsky Law PC
Rye Brook, NY
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Martin Wayne Lester (1990)
Lester Law
Chattanooga, TN
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Brendan Daniel Cummins (1996)
Cummins & Cummins, LLP
Minneapolis, MN
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Benjamin Gideon (1999)
Gideon Asen LLC
New Gloucester, ME
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Michael Alan Brodsky (2001)
Law Offices of Michael A Brodsky
Capitola, CA
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Admissions Statistics

Completed Applications3,1983,4732,862
Total Offers263238240
Acceptance Rate8.22%6.85%8.39%
LSAT Score Median173173173
LSAT Score Low170170170
LSAT Score High175176175
Undergraduate GPA Median3.933.923.91
Undergraduate GPA Low3.853.843.83
Undergraduate GPA High3.993.983.97
Total Graduates250218224

Bar Exam Statistics

Total First Time Takers214216213
Total Passed206209209
School's Bar Passage Rate96.26%96.76%98.12%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate77.43%75.02%78.96%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate18.8321.7419.16

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition Full Time Resident$66,128$64,267$62,170
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$66,128$64,267$62,170
Tuition Part Time Resident---
Tuition Part Time Non-resident---
On Campus Living Expenses$22$21,097$20,432
Off Campus Living Expenses$22$21,097$20,432

Grants and Scholarships

Total Students Reciving Grants373369383
Total Percentage Receiving Grants60%59%61%
Average Grant Amount - Median$28,005.00$26,734.00$13,264.50
Average Grant Amount - Low$20,444.00$18,417.00$9,097.50
Average Grant Amount - High$36,902.00$35,984.00$17,533.00

Students and Faculty

Student-to-Faculty Ratio2.5:12.4:12.4:1
Total Students630621625
Total Students Male304311326
Total Students Female322309299
Total Faculty249257259
Total Faculty Male155167178
Total Faculty Female949081
Total Faculty Minorities353031

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare Yale Law School to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2019 National Rankings - Yale Law School

#1 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.93
Yale Law School ranks #1 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.93) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#1 in Acceptance Rate - 8.22%
Yale Law School ranks #1 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 8.22% among those who applied for admission.

#6 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 2.5:1
Yale Law School ranks #6 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 2.5:1 faculty ratio

#1 in Median LSAT - 173
Yale Law School is tied for #1 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 173 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#7 in Bar Passage Rate - 96.26%
Yale Law School ranks #7 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#10 in Highest Tuition - $66,128
Yale Law School ranks #10 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#89 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 14.06%
Yale Law School ranks #89 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (14.06%).

#109 in Presence of Female Faculty - 38%
Yale Law School ranks #109 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (38%).


Yale Law School
127 Wall St
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-432-4995

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