Our Vision

The Law and Racial Justice Center brings together New Haveners, Yale students, staff, and faculty, local government officials, and local and national experts to imagine and implement projects that advance racial justice. We bridge theory and practice to build more just communities, with a particular focus on New Haven. 

We aspire to work together in community, collaborate across disciplines, and create opportunities for student-centered experiential learning. Doing that, we believe, will produce life-affirming solutions to our most pressing challenges of systemic racism. 


Our Projects

Individual Mobility and Community Wealth Building

The Law School Access Program (A2LS) is an innovative pipeline program for first-generation, low-income, and under-represented minority students from New Haven and Connecticut who wish to pursue a legal career. We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 cohort. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022. 

More to come...watch this space for details.


Our Team

Kayla Vinson

Kayla Vinson
Executive Director  

James Forman Jr.

James Forman Jr.
Faculty Director


Our Contact Information

Executive Director Kayla Vinson: kayla.vinson@yale.edu