The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law


The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law supports the work of Yale law students and Yale law school graduates through Liman Fellowships as well as undergraduate and graduate students from Yale College, Barnard College, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University, Princeton University, Spelman College, and Stanford University, all of whom work to respond to problems of inequality and to improve access to justice.

The Liman Project provides an opportunity for Yale Law students to work together with faculty on research and advocacy around specific issues related to detention and access to justice. Students may also participate in the Liman Public Interest Workshop, which meets weekly in the spring to discuss emerging issues of theory and advocacy.

Public Interest Law Colloquium


Every year, the Center organizes the Public Interest Law Colloquium, which brings together advocates, scholars, and students from across the country for a discussion. The Twenty-first Anniversary Liman Colloquium, Who Pays? Fines, Fees, Bail, and the Cost of Courts, took place April 5-6, 2018.

The Liman Center

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


In The Press

The U.S. says it gives waivers for Trump’s travel ban. We haven’t seen any.

The Washington Post

Liman Fellow Sirine Shebaya questions Trump Administration’s representations about travel ban waivers.

Friday, May 25, 2018


In The Press

The Supreme Court’s Arbitration Ruling Undercuts The Court System—A Commentary by Judith Resnik

The Huffington Post

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


In The Press

Will Law Firms Bow to Pressure to End Mandatory Arbitration?

The American Lawyer

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article on the use of mandatory arbitration clauses at law firms.

Monday, May 21, 2018


In The Press

Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

National Public Radio/ All Things Considered

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in a story about the decision by the Supreme Court regarding employee rights arbitration and how it could affect various class actions.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


In The Press

Carnegie Fellowship to Support Yale Law Professor's Prison Studies

Connecticut Law Tribune

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and her Carnegie Fellowship are discussed in an article.

Friday, February 23, 2018


In The Press

Lawsuit, report allege Kern County's mistreatment of disabled youth

The Bakersfield Californian

Liman Fellow files lawsuit over correctional facilities’ mistreatment of children with disabilities.