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, April 03, 2017


In The Press

Top Human Rights Lawyers’ Views on Trump’s Human Rights Record

Just Security

Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights and director of the Schell Center for International Human Rights Jim Silk ’89 and Kenneth Roth ’80 are quoted in an article about responses to President Trump’s human rights record.

May 17 Wednesday

Event

YLS Corporate Law Center Craig Wasserman '86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Alumni Breakfast

7:30AM
The Century Association 7 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016


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Thursday, June 2, 2016


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017


In The Press

Court victory aids veterans in benefit denials

The New Haven Register

John Giamatteao ’17, a student with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, is quoted in an article about a court decision that will allow a class-action challenge to appeals of benefit denials by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In The Press

Solitary by the Numbers

Frontline

A study by the Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators is cited in a feature article about solitary confinement.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In The Press

Connecticut Veterans Sue Army Over Less-Than-Honorable Discharges Due To PTSD

WSHU

Helen White ’18 is quoted in a story about a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans given unfair less-than-honorable discharges. They are being represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Monday, April 17, 2017


In The Press

Suit aims to help wounded veterans correct unfair discharges

New Haven Register

Johnathan Petkun ’19 and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 are quoted in an article about a class-action lawsuit filed by on behalf of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans given an unfair less-than-honorable discharge. They are being represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Friday, April 14, 2017


In The Press

Power and Punishment: Two New Books About Race and Crime

The New York Times

Professor of Law James Forman Jr.’s book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America is reviewed.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


In The Press

Day two of federal court hearing on death row inmate lawsuit

Arkansas Times

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted in an article about a hearing on whether eight inmates scheduled to die by lethal injection have had their right to effective counsel violated by the state’s expedited scheduling of the executions.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Glenda M. Aldana Madrid

Gruber Fellow Takes on Public Interest Causes

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