The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys. Law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut. The Fellow, supervised by Law School faculty members and participating attorneys, provide legal representation to clients by writing briefs, interviewing clients, preparing witnesses, trying cases, negotiating settlements, drafting documents, participating in commercial transactions, drafting legislation and regulatory proposals, and arguing appeals in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Eligible students must be currently-enrolled Yale Law School students not in their final year of study, and must have completed one semester of law school. Candidates must first apply and be accepted to particpate in the 2023 LSO Summer Fellowship Program.
Agency website: law.yale.edu/lso
Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) at Yale Law School
The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) is an interdisciplinary, transactional legal clinic that emphasizes collaboration with community organizations to promote economic growth and empowerment in underserved neighborhoods. CED focuses on neighborhood revitalization, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and financial access. The Fellow, under the supervision of Law School faculty members, will review and draft legal documents, participate in the development of real estate deals and commercial transactions, conduct negotiations, and work on legislative advocacy. The work in CED touches on many areas of law, including tax, real estate, corporate, exempt organizations, and land use. Students meet often with clients both at the law school and off-campus.
Eligible students must be currently-enrolled Yale Law School students not in their final year of study, and must have completed one semester of law school. Candidates must first apply and be accepted to particpate in the 2023 LSO Summer Fellowship Program prior to submitting an application to the PPSF program.
Agency website: law.yale.edu/ludwig