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

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Sunday, November 4, 2018


In The Press

The Great Unravelling: Human Rights

BBC World Service/The Compass

Professor of Law Samuel Moyn was one of several law professors interviewed by the BBC about the state of human rights.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


In The Press

Immigrant Class May Proceed With Mandatory Detention Suit

Law360

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 are mentioned in an article about the latest updates in Reid v. Donavan.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


In The Press

Report re-energizes push to end solitary confinement in state

NJTV

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik was interviewed by NJTV about the recent survey by the Arthur Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators on solitary confinement.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


In The Press

Solitary confinement is an affront to human decency

The Washington Post

Findings contained in a recent survey by the Arthur Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators are cited in The Washington Post.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


In The Press

More than 4,000 mentally ill inmates held in solitary in US — report

The Guardian

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in a Guardian article about a new report by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and the Association of State Correctional Administrators on the number of mentally ill prisoners being held in solitary confinement. Sonia Sotomayor ’79 is also quoted. A similar article appeared in Fortune.com.

Thursday, October 4, 2018


In The Press

250 Law Profs Release Statement: ‘The Problem With Sexual Harassment Is Sexism’

The Cut

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz authored and publicly distributed an Open Statement on Sexual Harassment by U.S. Law Professors, which received over 300 signatures.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Gregory H. Stanton

President, Genocide Watch, Arlington, VA

I say to you, my classmates, we have much to do. Yale gave us the tools to do it with. We owe it to the rest of the country, because of our success, to share what we know and what we can give to the future…”


President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973