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.

Upcoming Event

Deaths in Custody event

Register for the event “Deaths in Custody” which will explore what has happened and can happen to halt the debilitation and death of people detained in jails, prisons, and detention centers.

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Friday, September 24, 2021


Wednesday, July 07, 2021


In The Press

‘My Concern Is Precedent’: Mixed Responses to DOC Promise to End Solitary Confinement

Boston Globe

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments in a news report on a move by Massachusetts to end the use of solitary confinement. The report cites research by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Monday, October 4, 2021


Dwayne Betts

Senior Liman Scholar Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow. Photo: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


Wednesday, May 19, 2021


Wednesday, September 8, 2021


In The Press

YLS Liman Center Members Testify on Solitary Confinement in Pennsylvania

Yale Daily News

The Yale Daily News reported on testimony given by Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik before the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee on the use of solitary confinement. Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll is quoted, and Liman Center clinical fellow Skylar Albertson ’18, Sarita Benesch ’23, and Wynne Graham ’22 are mentioned.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021


In The Press

‘My Concern Is Precedent’: Mixed Responses to DOC Promise to End Solitary Confinement

Boston Globe

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments in a news report on a move by Massachusetts to end the use of solitary confinement. The report cites research by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


In The Press

Eligible Voters in CT Jails Need Access to Their Ballots — A Commentary by Anna VanCleave et al.

New Haven Register

Anna VanCleave is Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School. Zal Shroff is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. Natalie Kirchhoff is a member of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 25, 2021


In The Press

I Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement

The New York Times

Scholarship by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law is cited in a commentary in The New York Times about solitary confinement.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021


In The Press

Unlocking Courts: Ending Arbitration Mandates and Gag Orders — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

Connecticut Post

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.

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.