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, 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-first Anniversary Liman Colloquium, Who Pays? Fines, Fees, Bail, and the Cost of Courts, will take place April 5-6, 2018.

The Liman Center

Monday, February 05, 2018

In The Press

He stole $5 and a bottle of cologne. His bail was set at $350,000

Los Angeles Times

Liman Fellow Chesa Boudin and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi advocate for bail reform in California.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Shebaya ’12 Creates Immediate Impact in Marginalized Communities

The DC Bar association recently highlighted the work of Yale Law School alumna Sirene Shebaya ’12 with the advocacy group Muslim Advocates.

Friday, February 23, 2018

In The Press

Lawsuit, report allege Kern County's mistreatment of disabled youth

The Bakersfield Californian

Liman Fellow files lawsuit over correctional facilities’ mistreatment of children with disabilities.

Monday, January 22, 2018

In The Press

To Help #MeToo Stick, End Mandatory Arbitration—A Commentary by Judith Resnik

The Huffington Post

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

In The Press

Five federal judge vacancies in South Florida give Trump chance to shape bench

The Sun Sentinel

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article about the naming of federal judges in Florida.

Monday, October 2, 2017

In The Press

As high court term begins, Trump reshapes federal judiciary from top to bottom

The Christian Science Monitor

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article about President Trump’s nominations of federal court judges.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In The Press

Condemned to Death — And Solitary Confinement

The Marshall Project

“Rethinking Death Row,” a study by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, is cited in an article on the use of solitary confinement on death row.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In The Press

Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Want To Treat Women In Prison Like Human Beings


Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article on efforts to reform how the U.S. federal prison system treats women.