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)


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


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, 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

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

Monday, September 4, 2017

In The Press

How the American Jim Crow System Inspired Hate and the Alt-Right

Atlanta Black Star

Hitler’s American Model, the latest book by Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Whitman ’88, is cited at length in a feature.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In The Press

How the Nazis Were Inspired by Jim Crow

History Channel

Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Whitman ’88 is quoted in a story about how Nazis in Germany were inspired by America’s Jim Crow laws.

Monday, July 31, 2017

In The Press

Your Tweet is My Command—A Commentary by Eugene R. Fidell

Just Security

Eugene R. Fidell is the Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

In The Press

Legal Questions Over Trump's Ban Of Transgender People In The Military

National Public Radio/ Morning Edition

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell was interviewed about President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people in the armed forces.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Gregory H. Stanton

President, Genocide Watch, Arlington, VA

Yale Law School is distinguished among American law schools by two things: its small size—that’s a physical fact about the law school—and also the spirit of comradeship and cooperation that exists among all of the members of the community.”

Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean