U.S. Laws


U.S. Laws That International Students and Scholars Should Know

While you're at Yale you are expected to follow laws and policies that govern a variety of daily life and academic activities. In the U.S. there are different levels of laws, including federal, state, and local community laws which might differ depending on the jurisdiction. Violating a U.S. law can have different consequences for an international student or scholar than for Americans, and can negatively impact your U.S. immigration status.

While it is unlikely that you will encounter any legal difficulties, there are times in life when the unexpected happens. Knowing the law can make all the difference, so it is important to be aware of the policies and laws that you are subject to. OISS advisers can provide legal referrals, and are available to listen confidentially, provide guidance and discuss any concerns you may have.

Important Laws and Policies