About Us

“Law feeds and is fed by the world around it. Fortunately, that world is at least as aptly described and understood by the humanities as by the social sciences. Hence, and also fortunately, it is impossible fully to understand law without a deep and sympathetic knowledge of the liberal arts.”

— The Honorable Guido Calabresi,

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Sterling Professor and former Dean, Yale Law School

Since its inception in 1989, the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities (YJLH) has become a premier forum for examining the intersection of law and the liberal arts. Grounded in the ever-deepening awareness that cutting-edge interdisciplinary exploration is crucial to a fuller understanding of both the law and the world at large, YJLH provides a unique intellectual arena to scholars of several disciplines.

YJLH is composed of students studying at Yale Law School as well as graduate students studying humanities-related disciplines through the other graduate programs at Yale University. We publish two issues in the year.


See Yale Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlh/