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, 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, will take place April 5-6, 2018.

The Liman Center

Monday, October 2, 2017


In The Press

As high court term begins, Trump reshapes federal judiciary from top to bottom

The Christian Science Monitor

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article about President Trump’s nominations of federal court judges.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


In The Press

Condemned to Death — And Solitary Confinement

The Marshall Project

“Rethinking Death Row,” a study by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, is cited in an article on the use of solitary confinement on death row.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


In The Press

Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Want To Treat Women In Prison Like Human Beings

HuffPost

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article on efforts to reform how the U.S. federal prison system treats women.

Friday, June 30, 2017


In The Press

ACLU National Prison Project's Report on People With Disabilities and Solitary Confinement

ACLU Press Release

Current Liman Fellow Jamelia Morgan speaks about ACLU Report on prisoners with disabilities in solitary confinement for congressional briefing.

Friday, June 30, 2017


In The Press

Veterans Sue Mass. Treasurer, Saying They Were Wrongly Denied Bonuses After Post-9/11 Tours

WBUR

Former Liman Fellow Dana Montalto files a lawsuit on behalf of veterans who were denied welcome home bonuses after serving on active duty.

 

Friday, April 28, 2017


In The Press

Prison Officials Resist Push to Curb Solitary Confinement

Wall Street Journal

A study by the Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators is mentioned in an article on how prison officials are resisting efforts to curb the use of solitary confinement. (Note: Subscription required to read publication.)