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

Friday, June 19, 2020


In The Press

Supreme Court Rules For DREAMers, Against Trump

National Public Radio

Clinical Associate Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08, co-director of the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC), was interviewed for a NPR story about the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Dreamers. The clinic was the first in the nation to file a lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA and yesterday’s decision was a major win for their clients.

September 14 Monday

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Liman Colloquium Opening Session

4:00PM
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October 1 Thursday

Event

Liman Colloquium

4:00PM
Virtual and TBD

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Thursday, July 2, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 No Excuse for Ignoring Rights of the Incarcerated: Paper

The Crime Report

The Crime Report discusses a paper authored by Athur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik about how judges have – and should continue – to impact prisoners’ rights.

Friday, June 19, 2020


In The Press

Supreme Court Rules For DREAMers, Against Trump

National Public Radio

Clinical Associate Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08, co-director of the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC), was interviewed for a NPR story about the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Dreamers. The clinic was the first in the nation to file a lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA and yesterday’s decision was a major win for their clients.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020


In The Press

As COVID-19 Spreads In Prisons, Lockdowns Spark Fear Of More Solitary Confinement

National Public Radio

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in a National Public Radio report on how measures against COVID-19 within prisons are leading to an increase in solitary confinement.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020


In The Press

Why Gorsuch upheld civil rights for LGBTQ Americans

Christian Science Monitor

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge ’78 is quoted in an article on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold LGBTQ workplace rights. Professor Eskridge was also quoted in the New York Times and Law360. 

Monday, June 15, 2020


In The Press

Punishment by Pandemic

The New Yorker

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and clinical lecturer Laura Fernandez ’02, both members of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, are quoted in a New Yorker article about prisoners’ rights.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


In The Press

Defund Our Punishment Bureaucracy — A Commentary by Brian Highsmith ’17

The American Prospect

Brian Highsmith ’17 is Liman Senior Research Fellow in Residence at the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Nicholas Lewin

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York

Yale Law School is about as perfect as a true and serious interdisciplinary hub for the law-related social sciences and humanities as one could possibly imagine.”


Professor Taisu Zhang

Class of 2008