Monday, January 25, 2021


Innovative Gun Violence Course Generates Novel Journal Issue

The Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy and the Justice Collaboratory have teamed up to publish a groundbreaking special issue of The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (JLME) devoted to the gun violence epidemic.

Monday, January 4, 2021


Experts Say The Pandemic Coincided With The Largest One-Year Rise In Homicide Rates

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares spoke to NPR’s All Things Considered about reasons for the rise in violent crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, January 3, 2021


Homicides and shootings are on the rise nationwide. Boston is no different.

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in a Boston Globe article about a rise in violent crime in Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020


What Black People Really Think About the Police

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in the New Republic about attitudes toward policing within the Black community.

Monday, November 30, 2020


CT hasn’t commuted a single prisoner’s sentence since before the pandemic. Advocates say it’s time to change.

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Miriam Gohara is quoted in a CT Mirror article about efforts to commute Connecticut prisoners’ sentences due to the COVID-19 crisis and shorten the length of time they spend behind bars.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020


Why Kamala Harris and Joe Biden inspire hope, according to a legal scholar

Justice Collaboratory member and Million Book Project Director Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 spoke with Fast Company about his optimism for the future.

Saturday, November 7, 2020


Across The Country, Voters Approve More Civilian Oversight For Police

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey R. Meares was interviewed on NPR about police reform measures that were approved by communities across the country in last week’s election. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Kamala Harris, Mass Incarceration and Me — A Commentary by Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16

Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 is Director of the Million Book Project, hosted by the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


The Dystopian Police State the Trump Administration Wants

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey L. Meares is quoted in a New York Times commentary about possible changes to policing.

Friday, October 16, 2020


The Complicated Role Of Black Leaders In Shaping The Criminal Justice System

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Professor James Forman Jr., ’92 speaks with NPR’s Code Switch about Sen. Kamala Harris’s past as a prosecutor and his book Locking Up Our Own.

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