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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Wednesday, April 27, 2022


In The Press

It Is Time to Repeal Connecticut’s Incarceration Lien —A Commentary by Jenny Carroll, Mila Reed Guevara ’23, and Ryanne Bamieh ’23

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenny Carroll is the Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Mila Reed Guevara and Ryanne Bamieh are members of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


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A still from a new short film documenting the experiences of those impacted by Connecticut’s incarceration lien law.

Monday, May 2, 2022


Justice Sonia Sotomayor and panelists at the Liman Colloquium

Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 joined a panel of alumni moderated by Professor Judith Resnik to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Liman Center and more than 50 years of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization and Yale Law School’s clinical program.

Monday, April 25, 2022


Kshithij Shrinath ’21, photographed in New York, is a Meselson-Liman Fellow at the Bronx Defenders.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022


Tuesday, April 5, 2022


Wednesday, April 27, 2022


In The Press

It Is Time to Repeal Connecticut’s Incarceration Lien —A Commentary by Jenny Carroll, Mila Reed Guevara ’23, and Ryanne Bamieh ’23

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenny Carroll is the Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Mila Reed Guevara and Ryanne Bamieh are members of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Sunday, March 27, 2022


In The Press

Connecticut Residents, Lawmakers Testify on Criminal Justice Bills

Yale Daily News

Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll explains the harms of Connecticut’s incarceration lien and Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments on a measure to limit the use of solitary confinement.

Monday, March 14, 2022


In The Press

Arizona’s Privatized Prison Health Care Has Been Failing for Years. A New Court Case Could Change That

PBS News Hour

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted about Arizona’s privatized prison health care system.

Sunday, February 20, 2022


In The Press

State Legislators Support Scrapping Prison-stay Fees for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Yale Daily News

Liman Center research supports state officials and community advocates calling for the repeal of Connecticut’s incarceration lien.

Thursday, February 17, 2022


In The Press

Bridgeport, New Haven Legislators Want End To Billing of Former Inmates

CT Post

Liman Center Student Director Camila Reed-Guevara ’23 presents research at a news conference to propose repealing Connecticut’s “pay-to-stay” law, which requires people who have served time in prison to turn over money from lawsuit settlements or inheritances to the state. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022


In The Press

27 Years in Solitary Confinement, Then Another Plea for Help in Texas

The New York Times

A 2020 study co-authored by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law is cited in an article about solitary confinement.