The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law


Through the work of faculty, students, and Fellows, the Liman Center aims to improve the ability of individuals and groups to obtain fair treatment under the law. Since 1997, the Center has launched hundreds of public sector legal careers, undertaken innovative research to generate meaningful change, and supported communities, in the hopes of contributing to a more just legal system.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023


In The Press

Texas Prisoners Continue Hunger Strike in Protest Against Solitary Confinement

The Guardian

A news story on a protest against solitary confinement in a Texas prison cites a report on solitary confinement by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


Sam Davis ’20 in a courtroom

Sam Davis ’20, shown in court, is a Liman Fellow at the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation.

Thursday, December 15, 2022


A book cover with the words "Connecticut Prisoners' Rights"

The original Connecticut Prisoners’ Rights manual from 1997.

Monday, November 14, 2022


Professor Judith Resnik standing before a chalkboard

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik speaks at the conference honoring the 40th anniversary of her influential paper “Managerial Judges.”

Thursday, October 27, 2022


A group of panelists seated at a table before a blank screen, rows of audience members in theater seating

The symposium Incarceration and Imagination explored writing inside and outside of prison walls.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022


Forrest Dunbar ’12, standing behind the speakers' table, holds a gavel.

Forrest Dunbar ’12 holds the gavel during his first of two stints as Chair of the Anchorage Assembly.

Saturday, January 7, 2023


In The Press

What Went Unsaid in the Chief Justice’s Report on the Judiciary — A Commentary by Judith Resnik and Nancy Gertner ’71

The New York Times

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. Nancy Gertner, a retired Federal District Court Judge, is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022


In The Press

New Data Show How Often Alabama Uses Solitary Confinement

WBHM

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments in a news story about the use of solitary confinement in Alabama, where roughly five percent of prisoners are housed in solitary confinement for more than 15 days a year.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022


In The Press

Nearly 50,000 People Held in Solitary Confinement in U.S., Report Says

The Guardian

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments on the declining use solitary confinement in a news story on a report by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022


In The Press

New Report Details Solitary Decline

The New Haven Independent

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments on the declining use solitary confinement in a news story on a report by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut.

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.