U.S. Laws


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

While at Yale you are expected to follow laws and policies that govern a variety of daily life and academic activities. There are different levels of law in the U.S including federal, state, and local community laws which will differ depending on the particular jurisdiction. Violating a U.S. law can have different consequences for an international student or scholar than for your American friends 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. 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