Anna VanCleave

Clinical Lecturer in Law; Lecturer in Law (spring term); Associate Research Scholar in Law; Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law


Anna VanCleave is a Clinical Lecturer in Law, Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and the Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School. She was previously a public defender with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia as well as Chief of the Capital Division at the Orleans Public Defenders.

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Anna VanCleave

Contact Information


  • Room J33
  • (203) 436-3520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2004

M.A., University of Michigan, 2000

B.A., University of Kansas, 1999

Courses Taught


Anna VanCleave is a Clinical Lecturer in Law, Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and the Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School. She was a public defender with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia for five years and spent a year in New Orleans engaging in indigent defense reform efforts following Hurricane Katrina. VanCleave worked as a death penalty litigator at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center and later, as Chief of the Capital Division, at the Orleans Public Defenders. She joined Tulane Law School faculty as a Forrester Fellow from 2012-2014. VanCleave graduated from NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar.