Events and Activities


The Liman Public Interest Colloquium

The annual Public Interest Law Colloquium brings together advocates, scholars, and students from across the country for two days of discussion. Colloquia have addressed topics including the federal funding of legal services, encountering the criminal law, low-wage workers and workfare, the challenges of becoming and staying a public interest lawyer, the role of mass media in public interest advocacy, public interest lawyering, and public interest advocacy at the state and local level in an era of high anxiety.

The Twenty-third Annual Liman Colloquium
Money and Punishment: Five Years after Ferguson
October 1-2, 2020

The Liman Public Interest Colloquium

The Liman Project

In the fall and spring, Yale Law School students work together with faculty on research and advocacy around specific issues related to detention and access to justice. This year, our projects address the use of isolation in prisons and regulations surrounding the practice, prosecutorial misconduct, conditions of confinement for women in prison, the use of risk assessments in parole determinations, and the fines and fees associated with criminal prosecution. Contact Anna VanCleave, Liman Center Director, at anna.vancleave@yale.edu or 203-436-3520.

The Liman Project

Liman Public Interest Workshop

Students, faculty, and practitioners meet to discuss emerging issues of theory and advocacy in this weekly seminar during the academic year. The workshop is open to Yale Law School students and undergraduates at Yale College, giving students working across the public interest spectrum an opportunity to discuss issues of social justice. 

Liman Public Interest Workshop