Public Interest Law


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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Clinics & Courses

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019


In The Press

Senior is first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship

Yale News

Yale College student Marwan Safar Jalani ’20, a 2018 Liman Summer Fellow at the The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, is the first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Thursday, October 03, 2019


In The Press

Degrading strip search of 200 women prisoners cries out for courts to act — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

CNN Opinion

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


In The Press

Senior is first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship

Yale News

Yale College student Marwan Safar Jalani ’20, a 2018 Liman Summer Fellow at the The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, is the first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

Sunday, November 3, 2019


In The Press

‘Felon’ Author Says, ‘Everybody Has To Tell Their Kids Something’

NPR / All Things Considered

Former Liman Fellow Dwayne Betts ’16 discussed his latest book of poetry in an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered.


Thursday, October 3, 2019


In The Press

Degrading strip search of 200 women prisoners cries out for courts to act — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

CNN Opinion

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


In The Press

Say Hello To The Sworn Enemy Of Travel Scams

Forbes

A report on a case brought by the San Francisco city attorney against two travel companies alleging unlawful business practices. The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project is assisting with the lawsuit.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019


In The Press

Symposium: Textualism’s moment of truth — A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78

SCOTUSblog

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78 is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Monday, August 26, 2019


In The Press

The Limits of Private Action: What the Past 40 Years Taught Us About the Perils of Unregulated Markets — A Commentary by Anne Alstott ’87 and Ganesh Sitaraman

Pro-Market

Anne Alstott ’87 is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School. Ganesh Sitaraman is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. This commentary is an excerpt from the book their book, The Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity, and Promote Equality.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Kate Kimpel

Former Clinic Student Tackles Civil Rights Cases

You have an obligation to serve, by virtue of the privilege, opportunity, and talent that you have. You have an obligation to serve, in your way, at some point in time, in your career.”


Gina Raimondo ’98

Governor of Rhode Island, 2015 Commencement Address