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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Shebaya ’12 Creates Immediate Impact in Marginalized Communities

The DC Bar association recently highlighted the work of Yale Law School alumna Sirene Shebaya ’12 with the advocacy group Muslim Advocates.

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.

Monday, January 22, 2018

In The Press

To Help #MeToo Stick, End Mandatory Arbitration—A Commentary by Judith Resnik

The Huffington Post

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

In The Press

Five federal judge vacancies in South Florida give Trump chance to shape bench

The Sun Sentinel

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article about the naming of federal judges in Florida.

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.