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

Archives of the 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, September 21, 2021


A.J. Hudson

A.J. Hudson ’23 has received a Switzer Environmental Fellowship.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


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A lesbian high school student who attends a religious school and doesn’t feel safe confiding in unsympathetic teachers stands alone outdoors. A new report from The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School and Human Rights Watch explores the experience of young LGBT people in South Korea. © 2018 Gowun Lee

Wednesday, July 28, 2021


Tom Andrews

COVID-19 infections and deaths are soaring in Myanmar as junta attacks target health care professionals. Credit: ILO in Asia and the Pacific.

Monday, July 26, 2021


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Friday, April 30, 2021


In The Press

Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement in Limbo as State Pushes for Mediation

CT Mirror

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic is mentioned in a CT Mirror article about a lawsuit that seeks to prohibit the use of in-cell shackling and solitary confinement of individuals with mental illnesses. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021


In The Press

Minorities underrepresented in service academy nominations

The Washington Post

A study co-authored by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic regarding the number of minority students nominated by Congress to military service academies is the subject of an article in The Washington Post.

Thursday, March 11, 2021


In The Press

Connecticut’s sole supermax prison is closing. What comes next for the men who used to be on death row?

CT Mirror

Clinical Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Hope Metcalf and Dwayne Betts ’16 are quoted in a CT Mirror feature about the closing of the Northern Correctional Institution.

Monday, March 8, 2021


In The Press

A primer on the history of sexual harassment—and why it deserves a place in diversity training

Fast Company

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel’s scholarship is cited in a Fast Company article about the history of sexual harassment.

Thursday, February 18, 2021


In The Press

World’s tropical forests and people imperiled by legal rollbacks under COVID-19

Reuters

Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights James J. Silk ’89 is quoted in a Reuters story about threats against indigenous people and rainforests during the coronavirus pandemic as governments roll back social and environmental safeguards.

Thursday, February 4, 2021


In The Press

Disability rights group alleges abuse of people with mental illness at state’s maximum-security prison in suit against Department of Correction

The Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant reports on a lawsuit brought by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and partners against the CT Department of Correction. 

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Sarah Grusin

At the Intersection of Civil Rights and Health Law

Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.”


Visiting Lecturer Stephen Bright

2012 Commencement Address