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

October 16 Monday


Binger Inaugural Lecture with Professor Jim Silk '89

Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

November 6 Monday


2017 - 2018 Preiskel Lecture with Mary Bonauto

Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

March 26 Monday


2017 - 2018 Sherrill Lecture with Martti Koskenniemi

Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

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Friday, June 16, 2017

In The Press

The Surprising Sexism of Maternity Leave


Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz is quoted in an article about the disparity in parental leave rules for mothers versus fathers.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

In The Press

Trump and Pence Invoke Conscience to Block Contraception, Contrary to Our Religious Liberty Tradition—A Commentary by Douglas NeJaime and Reva Siegel ’86

Take Care

Professor Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law and Douglas NeJaime is the Martin R. Flug Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

In The Press

Why It's Still Legal for Underage Girls to Marry in the U.S.

Martin R. Flug Visiting Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted in an article about marriage laws in America.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In The Press

Exxon Refinery Neighbor Group Scoffs at Texas-EPA Agreement

Bloomberg BNA

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman-Lado is quoted, and the Environmental Justice clinic mentioned, in an article about a settlement between the Texas state environmental regulator and the EPA over an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery.

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


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

Alumni & Student Profiles


Gregory H. Stanton

President, Genocide Watch, Arlington, VA

Yale Law School is distinguished among American law schools by two things: its small size—that’s a physical fact about the law school—and also the spirit of comradeship and cooperation that exists among all of the members of the community.”

Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean