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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.

In their first semester, all entering students are required to take four courses, one of which must be taken in a small group of 15 or 16 students. Immediately every student in the class has the opportunity to develop a close relationship with one of their four teachers.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean