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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Tuesday, September 06, 2022


In The Press

Solitary Confinement Is Torture. U.S. Prisons Should Stop Using It.

The Washington Post

An editorial cites a report co-authored by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law showing that the use of solitary is confinement is declining in U.S. prisons, but a significant number of people are still kept in isolation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022


A group of people stand together for a photo at the front of the auditorium.

Members of the show Echoes of Attica (from left) Jason Torello. Dario Peña, Dinny Aletheiani, BL Shirelle, Simply Naomi, Carlos Roche, Ronald Jenkins, and Eddie Torres, with Kayla Vinson, Executive Director of the Law and Racial Justice Center, and Jennifer Taylor ’10, Director of the Liman Center

Thursday, September 1, 2022


Liman fellows and colloquium attendees, a group of about 100 people, standing in a courtyard

Attendees of the 2022 Liman Public Interest Colloquium — a group that includes former Liman Fellows from around the country — gather at Yale Law School. Liman Center Director Jennifer Taylor ’10 has a goal to connect and build relationships with Liman’s network of alumni and Fellows, which now spans 25 years.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022


Douglas L. Stevick ’96

Douglas L. Stevick ’96, a 1998 Liman Fellow, is a General Counsel at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

Friday, June 24, 2022


A group of Liman colloquium participants in the Courtyard

Students, faculty, alumni, and public interest advocates from across the country marked the Liman Center's 25th anniversary on April 7-9.

Thursday, June 16, 2022


James Mooney ’19

James Mooney ’19 is a Liman Fellow at the ACLU of Illinois.

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.

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.