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

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law Series: Human Rights Law – Civil and Political Rights

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Friday, October 23, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Thursday, October 24, 2019


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Friday, September 27, 2019


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018


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Tuesday, December 29, 2020


In The Press

Forgotten court case shows how a California schoolteacher was persecuted for being gay

The New York Times

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William N. Eskridge ’78 is quoted about past legal prosecution of gay Californians.

Saturday, December 26, 2020


In The Press

Connecticut can take a stand for equality — A Commentary by Professor Douglas NeJaime and Patience Crozier

The Connecticut Post

Douglas NeJaime is Anne Urowsky Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Patience Crozier is Senior Staff Attorney GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


In The Press

Amicus Briefs from Two Yale Law Profs Get Nods

Law.com

Amicus briefs by Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 were noted, and the Center for Global Legal Challenges mentioned, in a Law.com report on a case before the Supreme Court. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law Series: Human Rights Law – Civil and Political Rights

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


In The Press

NY Judge Slams Feds For 'Ignoring' Justices' DACA Revival

Law360

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08, and students from the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are mentioned in a Law360 article about new efforts by the Trump administration to curtail DACA.

Monday, November 16, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law Series: International Humanitarian Law – Treatment of Detainees

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Jamelia Morgan

Arthur Liman Fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project

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