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

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

In The Press

Young Women Face First Fight Over Abortion—A Commentary by Rachel Kogan ’19 and Erica Turret ’20

The Hartford Courant

Rachel Kogan ’19 and Erica Turret ’20 are students at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

In The Press

Inside the AEL’s celebrated summer school

EUI Life

Professor of Law Samuel Moyn is quoted in a report on his lecture at the Academy of European Law summer session.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

In The Press

The Muslim Ban Expands the Cruel Policy of Family Separation— A Commentary by Rachel Brown '20 and Georgia Travers '19

The Washington Post

Rachel Brown '20 and Georgia Travers '19 are students at Yale Law School and co-authors of the report “Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of Waivers and Mass Denials From Yemeni-American Families Stuck in Limbo.”

Friday, June 29, 2018

In The Press

The End of Abortion—A Commentary by Reva Siegel

The New York Times

Professor Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

In The Press

In a First, Yale and Stanford Law Journals Team Up for #MeToo Project

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz is quoted in an article about a joint symposium to help people better understand sexual harassment.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

In The Press

The Mask It Wears

London Review of Books

A review of Professor of Law Samuel Moyn's book Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Gregory H. Stanton

President, Genocide Watch, Arlington, VA

Yale is just big enough that there’s always somebody working on something new that I have never heard about or thought about or learned about. But it’s small enough that there are plenty of friendly faces in the hallway, no matter where I am.”

Richie Frohlichstein

Class of 2018