Maya Prabhu

Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law

LL.B., McGill Faculty of Law, 2002
M.D., Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, 2001
M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1995
A.B., Harvard College, 1994

Courses Taught
  • International Refugee Assistance Project
  • Imprisoned: Conception, Construction, Abolition, Alternatives (Liman Workshop)
Maya Prabhu

Maya Prabhu is a Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Prabhu obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed residency training in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale. Between medical school and residency, she graduated from the McGill Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada; she then practiced corporate litigation at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and was a Deputy Counsel with the Independent Inquiry Commission (“the Volcker Inquiry”) which investigated allegations of fraud and corruption in the U.N. Oil-for-Food-Programme.

As a Consulting Forensic Psychiatrist to the State of Connecticut, she provides opinions on high-risk cases, including persons found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity. She testifies regularly in state and federal court and before the Psychiatric Security Review Board. She consults with legal organizations with regard to the psychological impact of lawyering and collaborative representation of clients who have mental illness. Her research areas of interest include refugee health, forensic psychiatry, climate migration, and issues at the nexus of health and international law.