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, Bryn Mawr College, 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-second Liman Colloquium, Economic Injustice: Courts, Law Schools, and Institutionalizing Reforms, took place March 28-19, 2019.

The Liman Center

Thursday, November 14, 2019


In The Press

Senior is first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship

Yale News

Yale College student Marwan Safar Jalani ’20, a 2018 Liman Summer Fellow at the The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, is the first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

Thursday, October 03, 2019


In The Press

Degrading strip search of 200 women prisoners cries out for courts to act — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

CNN Opinion

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019


In The Press

Senior is first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship

Yale News

Yale College student Marwan Safar Jalani ’20, a 2018 Liman Summer Fellow at the The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, is the first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

Sunday, November 3, 2019


In The Press

‘Felon’ Author Says, ‘Everybody Has To Tell Their Kids Something’

NPR / All Things Considered

Former Liman Fellow Dwayne Betts ’16 discussed his latest book of poetry in an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered.


Thursday, October 3, 2019


In The Press

Degrading strip search of 200 women prisoners cries out for courts to act — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

CNN Opinion

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


In The Press

Criminal Justice Reform

WSHU

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik was on a panel discussing criminal justice reform from both a state and a national perspective.

Thursday, April 25, 2019


In The Press

Courts need safeguards against unreliable jailhouse witness testimony — A Commentary by Laura Fernandez ’02

Hartford Courant

Laura Fernandez ’02 is a Clinical Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


In The Press

Report re-energizes push to end solitary confinement in state

NJTV

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik was interviewed by NJTV about the recent survey by the Arthur Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators on solitary confinement.