Public Interest Law


SFALP clinic

About Public Interest Law

Yale Law School has a strong tradition of service in the public interest. In addition to the rich curricular offerings, approximately 80 percent of students take part in a clinic during their time at the Law School.

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Course Offerings

Public Interest Activities

Most YLS students perform public service in activities ranging from legal research and writing to outreach in the New Haven public schools. A number of YLS centers and projects offer fellowships and other opportunities for public service.

Public Interest Activities

Public Interest Career Services

Public Interest Career Services are available through the Career Development Office, which offers specialized counseling, as well as a wide array of services, programs, events, and resources for public interest minded students and alumni in all stages of their career development.

Career Services

Events & Programs

Resources

Public Interest Employers

For Public Interest Employers

Wednesday, July 07, 2021


In The Press

‘My Concern Is Precedent’: Mixed Responses to DOC Promise to End Solitary Confinement

Boston Globe

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments in a news report on a move by Massachusetts to end the use of solitary confinement. The report cites research by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Friday, October 30, 2020


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Monday, October 26, 2020


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Friday, October 23, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Wednesday, September 8, 2021


In The Press

YLS Liman Center Members Testify on Solitary Confinement in Pennsylvania

Yale Daily News

The Yale Daily News reported on testimony given by Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik before the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee on the use of solitary confinement. Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll is quoted, and Liman Center clinical fellow Skylar Albertson ’18, Sarita Benesch ’23, and Wynne Graham ’22 are mentioned.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021


In The Press

‘My Concern Is Precedent’: Mixed Responses to DOC Promise to End Solitary Confinement

Boston Globe

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments in a news report on a move by Massachusetts to end the use of solitary confinement. The report cites research by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


In The Press

We Are Family: Connecticut Passes New Parentage Law to Embrace Modern Families

Justia

An analysis of Connecticut's new parentage law notes the role of Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime in the shaping of the law.

Friday, May 28, 2021


In The Press

The Most Powerful Court in the U.S. Is About to Decide the Fate of the Most Vulnerable Children

TIME

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted about a lawsuit before the Supreme Court against the city of Philadelphia, which is being sued after ending a contract with a faith-based agency that will not certify same-sex couples as foster parents.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


In The Press

Eligible Voters in CT Jails Need Access to Their Ballots — A Commentary by Anna VanCleave et al.

New Haven Register

Anna VanCleave is Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School. Zal Shroff is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. Natalie Kirchhoff is a member of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


In The Press

Suburb Housing Quest Enters New Phase

New Haven Independent

Karen Anderson ’21 is quoted and the Community and Economic Development Clinic is mentioned in a New Haven Independent report on efforts to challenge zoning restrictions in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Neena K. Chaudhry

A Fellowship Leads to a Career at the National Women’s Law Center

Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.”


Visiting Lecturer Stephen Bright

2012 Commencement Address