The Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic
provides legal representation to a range of organizations and individuals in the Supreme Court of the United States
. The legal clinic
combines classroom instruction with involvement in litigation projects. Under supervision of the clinic instructors, students draft petitions for writs of certiorari
and briefs in opposition to certiorari
, write merits briefs in granted cases, and represent amici curiae
. The clinic is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation on a pro bono basis.
The clinic is directed by Yale Law School
professor Dan M. Kahan
and by Andrew Pincus and Charles Rothfeld, experienced Supreme Court litigators from Mayer Brown LLP
in Washington, DC
. Mr. Pincus and Mr. Rothfeld, both formerly of the U.S. Solicitor General
's office, have represented parties in hundreds cases before the Supreme Court. Combined, they have given more than 40 Supreme Court oral arguments.
Each year the clinic files around 15 briefs in the Supreme Court.