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Welcome to the Society of Committed and/or Older, Wiser Law Students!

The walls, desks, lockers, and carrels of YLS are unlikely to fully contain your life as a Yale Law student. SCOWLS is designed to help support, guide, and strengthen those who are acutely aware of our commitments outside of Sterling Law Building.

SCOWLS was formed in 2016 from the combination of ALSSO (Association of Law Students with Significant Others) and OWLS (Older, Wiser Law Students). Stronger as a single group, SCOWLS now caters to the social, academic, and other needs of students who have serious commitments that fall outside class. We work to create a more rewarding experience for these students by creating spaces that better recognize this community, their partners and families, and their non-YLS commitments, and advocating for these students’ unique needs. 

SCOWLS provides support and community for YLS students of all ages, family situations, degree types, and external commitments. So, if you have partners, children, or pets; if you're a dual-degree at Yale or elsewhere; or if you otherwise have a life outside law school that pulls you away from 127 Wall Street, SCOWLS will be here for you.

If you are interested in getting SCOWLS updates, including notifications for new and upcoming events, please Join our group in the top-right corner. Law students and partners/spouses are all welcome.

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The Society of Committed and/or Older, Wiser Law Students (SCOWLS), formerly ALSSO and OWLS, is a group that caters to the social, academic, and other needs of those who have serious commitments that fall outside class.

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Society of Committed and/or Older, Wiser Law Students (SCOWLS), formerly ALSSO and OWLS, is a group that caters to the social, academic, and other needs of those who have serious commitments that fall outside class.

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