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The Justice Collaboratory brings together scholars and researchers of diverse theoretical and methodological orientations at Yale University to work on issues related to institutional reform and policy innovation and advancement. Infusing theory, empirical research, and targeted clinical trials seeks to make the components of criminal justice operation simultaneously more effective, just, and—importantly—democratic.

One of the things that makes this job magic is the students. They’re unbelievably smart, the best lawyers you can imagine. But they care so deeply. And what always amazes me is they’re unfailingly modest about what they do.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law