How We Are Involved


About Human Rights Law

The study of human rights law at the Yale Law School is focused around the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. It coordinates a diverse program of human rights activities that serve students and scholars at Yale and contribute to the development of the human rights community locally and internationally.

Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Yale Human Rights and Development Journal (YHRDLJ)

Clinics

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic is a Law School course that gives students firsthand experience in human rights advocacy. The clinic undertakes a wide variety of projects each term on behalf of human rights organizations and individual victims of human rights abuse.

Allard K. Lowenstein Human Rights Law Clinic

Fellowships

A number of fellowships allow Law Students to dedicate their time to advocacy, human rights work and scholarship.

Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowships

Robina Foundation Fellowships

Kirby Simon Summer Human Rights Fellowships

Gruber Fellowships

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


In The Press

The Limits of Resistance: Are Democrats focused on the wrong things?

Slate

Professor of Law Samuel Moyn was interviewed about his upcoming book Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World.

Monday, November 20, 2017


In The Press

Why Did Humanity Ignore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?—A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

Australian Broadcast Corporation

Samuel Moyn is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University.

January 30 Tuesday
February 19 Monday

Event

James A. Thomas Lecture with Professor Elizabeth Hinton

4:30PM
Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

February 26 Monday
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017


In The Press

The Limits of Resistance: Are Democrats focused on the wrong things?

Slate

Professor of Law Samuel Moyn was interviewed about his upcoming book Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World.

Monday, November 20, 2017


In The Press

Why Did Humanity Ignore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?—A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

Australian Broadcast Corporation

Samuel Moyn is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


In The Press

What’s the difference between genocide and ethnic cleansing?

PBS News Hour

Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights James Silk ’89 and Tasnim Motala ’16 are quoted in a story about the differences between genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Monday, October 23, 2017


In The Press

Why Did Bill O’Reilly Pay $32 Million? One Accusation May Be Key

The Wrap

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz is quoted in an article about sexual harassment in the workplace.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


In The Press

What post-Weinstein Hollywood can learn from '90s sexual harassment training

The Conversation

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz is quoted in an article about how employers might approach sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


In The Press

On Contraception, It’s Church Over State—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Yale Law School.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Glenda M. Aldana Madrid

Gruber Fellow Takes on Public Interest Causes

It really was the only law school for me as I look back on my experiences now because it just provided for me the raw materials with which to make a career. And really great people—both my peers and the professors—who were there who did nothing but encourage, assist, help, charge me up.”


Senator Cory Booker

Class of 1997