At Yale Law School, we are committed to nurturing our sense of community and an important part of that is mutual respect.

Reports of sexual harassment and assault at Yale and other university campuses indicate that much remains to be done to ensure that all students feel safe coming to school, attending classes, studying, and engaging in extracurricular activities.

In an effort to address these issues, Yale Law School created a Title IX Working Group composed of students, faculty and administrators. This Working Group advises on policies and efforts to address campus climate. In addition, the Working Group is charged with developing educational programming and publications. The Working Group recommended we create Title IX Peer Liaisons who serve as a resource for students and can educate the YLS community.

There are many resources at Yale Law School and Yale University to support students who experience sexual harassment or sexual assault during their time here. There is also counseling and support available to survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

We hope you will find this website to be a useful resource. If you have any questions or concerns or wish to become involved, please contact the Law School’s Title IX Coordinator, Associate Dean Jennifer Cerny.

Quick Links

Here are links to reports and statistics as well as other useful resources. For more extensive resources at the Law School and at the University, please visit our Resources page.

Title IX Working Group

The Title IX Working Group is a group of students and administrators fighting gender-based violence and harassment on campus and beyond. We are working to create a safe, equitable space at the law school, and to address the systemic biases that often disadvantage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and members of other marginalized groups. In concert with Yale Law School’s active student organizations, we strive to create a community that supports every student.

To further this goal, the Title IX Working Group advises the law school administration on policies and advances efforts to improve campus climate and promote gender justice. We engage locally—fostering inclusive pedagogy and providing resources for survivors of sexual assault or harassment—and globally—researching and weighing in on national conversations about gender violence.

In the past few years, we’ve delivered results, including rolling out a law-school wide survey of sexual harassment and violence, making gender equity a focus point in biannual course evaluations, and creating a peer-lead program to offer support and informal resources to all students. We also meet regularly with faculty and administrators to discuss student concerns.

If you have and questions or concerns, or if you would like to join the Working Group, please contact one of the co-chairs of the Working Group: Leah Fessler, Renee Mihail, or Sonia Ghura.


Leah Fessler ’24
Renee Mihail ’24
Sonia Ghura '24

Title IX Peer Leads

Members of the Title IX Working Group also serve as Title IX Peer Leads to educate the YLS community about sexual misconduct (including climate issues, policies, resources and penalties), providing a peer connection to SHARE, the UWC, the Title IX Office, the Yale Police, and other resources.

2021-2022 Members:

Josh Altman ’22
Charlotte Ishida ’22
Grace Judge ’22
Roman Leal ’22
Patrick Liu ’22
Rachel Perler ’22
Leah Samuel ’22
Evan Walker-Wells ’22
Noelle Wyman ’22