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

Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Students from the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic travelled to South Korea to interview LGBT youth for a newly released report. © 2018 Gowun Lee

Friday, October 1, 2021


Joanne Meyerowitz described the historical role of women in anti-poverty campaigns.

Friday, September 24, 2021


Monique Clesca

Monique Clesca argued that the solutions to Haiti’s overlapping crises must come from Haitians.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


A.J. Hudson

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


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Wednesday, November 17, 2021


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Thursday, September 30, 2021


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Tuesday, September 21, 2021


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Thursday, October 7, 2021


In The Press

U.S. Rights Groups Petition for a Stop to Asylum Seeker Expulsions

Al Jazeera

A news report describes how the Lowenstein Human Rights Project and others submitted an emergency request to demand the U.S. stop using a public health directive to expel migrants.

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.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Sarah Grusin

At the Intersection of Civil Rights and Health Law

We, as lawyers, can be builders too. We can use our tools to build a society in which every member of the new generation can celebrate her graduation — not only with joy but with well-founded hope for the future.”


Professor Anne L. Alstott

Class of 1987, 2013 Commencement Address