How We Are Involved


About the Program

Yale Law School offers a rich academic experience studying criminal law through many different lenses. In addition to a variety of courses, students can collaborate with faculty on empirical research, work on reform efforts, and gain hands-on experience through work with clinics and student organizations.

Faculty

Course Offerings

Yale Law Report Feature, 2016

Liman colloquium attendees

Centers & Programs

Two vibrant centers at the Law School create a myriad of ways for students to get involved in criminal justice reform work that is having a profound impact across the country.

Justice Collaboratory

The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law

Experiential Learning

Several clinics and student organizations play an important role in introducing students to the state and federal criminal justice systems and affording the students an opportunity to represent individual clients and pursue systemic reforms.  

Beshar/Lehner Gender Violence Clinic

Capital Punishment Clinic

Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic

Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic

Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic

Strategic Advocacy Clinic

Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic

Prosecution Externship

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


In The Press

It Is Time to Repeal Connecticut’s Incarceration Lien —A Commentary by Jenny Carroll, Mila Reed Guevara ’23, and Ryanne Bamieh ’23

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenny Carroll is the Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Mila Reed Guevara and Ryanne Bamieh are members of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


a still showing pamphlets

A still from a new short film documenting the experiences of those impacted by Connecticut’s incarceration lien law.

Monday, May 2, 2022


Justice Sonia Sotomayor and panelists at the Liman Colloquium

Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 joined a panel of alumni moderated by Professor Judith Resnik to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Liman Center and more than 50 years of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization and Yale Law School’s clinical program.

Monday, April 25, 2022


Kshithij Shrinath ’21, photographed in New York, is a Meselson-Liman Fellow at the Bronx Defenders.

Friday, April 8, 2022


Solomon Center panel discussion

A panel examined the humanitarian crisis at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City.

Thursday, March 17, 2022


state capitol in Hartford

The State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut.

Monday, November 22, 2021


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Friday, September 24, 2021


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Monday, October 26, 2020


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020


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Monday, May 16, 2022


In The Press

Some U.S. Inmates Released Under COVID Protocols Challenge Orders to Return to Prison

Reuters

Associate Clinical Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in a news report about a lawsuit filed against the Danbury federal prison by three women who claim their home confinement was revoked without due process.

Thursday, May 5, 2022


In The Press

Danbury Prison Inmates File Lawsuit over Home Confinement Getting Revoked

Danbury News-Times

Clinical Associate Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted about a lawsuit filed against the Danbury federal prison by three women who claim their home confinement was revoked without due process.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


In The Press

It Is Time to Repeal Connecticut’s Incarceration Lien —A Commentary by Jenny Carroll, Mila Reed Guevara ’23, and Ryanne Bamieh ’23

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenny Carroll is the Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Mila Reed Guevara and Ryanne Bamieh are members of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Monday, April 25, 2022


In The Press

From Retribution to ‘Healing’: Changing How We Help Crime Victims. — A Commentary by Miriam Gohara

The Crime Report

Miriam Gohara is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022


In The Press

The Superpredator Myth Did a Lot of Damage. Courts Are Beginning to See the Light. — A Commentary by James Forman Jr. ’92 and Kayla Vinson

The New York Times

James Forman Jr. ’92 is J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Faculty Director of Yale’s Center for Law and Racial Justice. Kayla Vinson is the Center’s Executive Director. 

Monday, March 14, 2022


In The Press

Arizona’s Privatized Prison Health Care Has Been Failing for Years. A New Court Case Could Change That

PBS News Hour

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted about Arizona’s privatized prison health care system.

Alumni Profiles


Matthew Axelrod
’97

Matthew Axelrod

A Career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney

At heart, Yale Law School is about a distinctive culture of intellectual curiosity about the law. We think good ideas matter. Our faculty and, most of all, our students live this idea every day.”


John Fabian Witt

Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law; Class of 1999