The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law


The Liman Center promotes access to justice and the fair treatment of individuals and groups seeking to use the legal system. Through research projects, teaching, fellowships, and colloquia, the Liman Center supports efforts to bring about a more just legal system.

 

“The process of criminal justice will never fulfill either its promise or its obligation until the entire judicial system is purged of racism. . . .”     

Attica: The Official Report of the New York State Special Commission on Attica
at xix (1972)
Arthur Liman, General Counsel

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020


In The Press

Ballots Behind Bars: Voting Presents Challenges In Connecticut Jails

WNPR

Clinical Lecturer in Law Zal Shroff is quoted, and the Liman Center mentioned, in a WNPR article about outreach to eligible voters currently detained in Connecticut jails.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


In The Press

Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness: It’s Time to Stop the Harm

Crime Report

A study by the Liman Center is cited in a Crime Report article about solitary confinement and mental illness.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


In The Press

The size of the Supreme Court is only part of the problem — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

CNN.com

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Founding Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Thursday, July 2, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 No Excuse for Ignoring Rights of the Incarcerated: Paper

The Crime Report

The Crime Report discusses a paper authored by Athur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik about how judges have – and should continue – to impact prisoners’ rights.

Monday, June 15, 2020


In The Press

Punishment by Pandemic

The New Yorker

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and clinical lecturer Laura Fernandez ’02, both members of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, are quoted in a New Yorker article about prisoners’ rights.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


In The Press

Defund Our Punishment Bureaucracy — A Commentary by Brian Highsmith ’17

The American Prospect

Brian Highsmith ’17 is Liman Senior Research Fellow in Residence at the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.