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 Twentieth Anniversary Liman Colloquium, Public Interest(s), took place on April 6-7, 2017.

The Liman Center

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.)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In The Press

Solitary by the Numbers


A study by the Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators is cited in a feature article about solitary confinement.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

In The Press

New York's Solitary Confinement Overhaul Gets Pushback From Union

NPR/ Morning Edition

A study conducted by the Liman Program is mentioned in a story about pushback to New York State reforms in the use of solitary confinement.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In The Press

Arthur Liman Fellows Announced

The Daily Princetonian

An article announcing Princeton undergraduate students who have been named 2017 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

In The Press

Yale Gives Law Students a Taste of Solitary Confinement

National Law Journal

Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Hope Metcalf and Sameer Jaywant ’18 are quoted in an article on Inside the Box, an exhibit of a solitary confinement cell, now on view in the Law Library.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In The Press

Older Judges and Vacant Seats Give Trump Huge Power to Shape American Courts

The New York Times

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article about the potential for President Trump to shape the federal judiciary.