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.

 

“The process of criminal justice will never fulfill either its promise or its obligation until the entire judicial system is purged of racism. . . .”     

Attica: The Official Report of the New York State Special Commission on Attica
at xix (1972)
Arthur Liman, General Counsel

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Monday, June 15, 2020


In The Press

Punishment by Pandemic

The New Yorker

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and clinical lecturer Laura Fernandez ’02, both members of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, are quoted in a New Yorker article about prisoners’ rights.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020


In The Press

Defund Our Punishment Bureaucracy — A Commentary by Brian Highsmith ’17

The American Prospect

Brian Highsmith ’17 is Liman Senior Research Fellow in Residence at the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Thursday, July 2, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 No Excuse for Ignoring Rights of the Incarcerated: Paper

The Crime Report

The Crime Report discusses a paper authored by Athur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik about how judges have – and should continue – to impact prisoners’ rights.

Monday, June 15, 2020


In The Press

Punishment by Pandemic

The New Yorker

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and clinical lecturer Laura Fernandez ’02, both members of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, are quoted in a New Yorker article about prisoners’ rights.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


In The Press

Defund Our Punishment Bureaucracy — A Commentary by Brian Highsmith ’17

The American Prospect

Brian Highsmith ’17 is Liman Senior Research Fellow in Residence at the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Monday, June 1, 2020


In The Press

New study looks at the prison system's failure to address women's health and safety behind bars

ABA Journal

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and Catherine Lhamon ’96 are quoted in an ABA Journal Magazine article about the health and safety of women in prison. 

Monday, March 30, 2020


In The Press

Protecting Prisoners in Pandemics Is a Constitutional Must — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

Bloomberg Law

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

Thursday, December 5, 2019


In The Press

Don’t Let the London Bridge Attacks Destroy the Work of Its Victims — A Commentary by Josh Feinzig ’21

Slate

Josh Feinzig is a second-year law school at Yale Law School and a former Liman Summer FEllow.