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Welcome to YLS! We are a community of progressive, left-leaning, and leftist Yale Law School students who value human rights over property interests. We support grassroots organizations and movements in New Haven and beyond because we believe that social change must include and be led by people affected by oppression. Historically we have worked with community organizers and activists to support immigrants; end the oppression of sex workers; advocate for people who are homeless; combat police brutality; and promote racial, gender, and economic justice. 

As a group, we espouse the values of inclusivity, non-hierarchy, and egalitarianism, both in the content of our work and the structure of our organization. We have a participatory, collaborative, horizontal leadership structure and are committed to fair and equitable distribution of work. Part of our mission is to further these values within the Yale Law School community. The YLS National Lawyers Guild is a space where progressive and leftist students can forge community ties and collaborate on projects. As a group, we aim to create a forum for new political thought and combat harmful norms of white supremacy, patriarchy, and elitism at Yale Law School and in the wider legal profession.

Finally, we believe that grassroots social movements have the power to create a more just and equitable society, and lawyers and law students should commit themselves in service of these movements.

To get involved, join our listserv: http://mailman.yale.edu/mailman/listinfo/yalelawnlg (members) and http://mailman.yale.edu/mailman/listinfo/nlgcoordinators (coordinators)

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The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system.

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The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system.

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