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

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.

September 25 Monday
October 16 Monday

Event

Binger Inaugural Lecture with Professor Jim Silk '89

4:30PM
Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

March 26 Monday

Event

2017 - 2018 Sherrill Lecture with Martti Koskenniemi

4:30PM
Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

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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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


In The Press

Military transgender ban would be tough to overturn, experts say

San Francisco Chronicle

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell and Ryan Thoreson ’14 are quoted in an article on President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people in the armed forces.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


In The Press

How Long Can Connecticut's Prison Reform Last?

Atlantic Online

Clinical Lecturer in Law; Research Scholar in Law; and Executive Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Hope Metcalf is quoted in an article about the future of prison reform in Connecticut.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


In The Press

Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Want To Treat Women In Prison Like Human Beings

HuffPost

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article on efforts to reform how the U.S. federal prison system treats women.

Thursday, June 29, 2017


In The Press

Bright Shines as Unrelenting, Fearless Champion of Condemned

Daily Report

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen Bright is profiled about his work as an attorney for death row inmates.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Ryan Liss

Teaching International Human Rights Law

We want you to think of Yale not just as the place you received your legal education, but as one of the places where you found your moral compass.”


Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean