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

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 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.  

Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic

Juvenile Justice Clinic

Temporary Restraining Order Project

Prosecution Externship

Green Haven Prison Project

 

Monday, April 24, 2017


Thursday, April 20, 2017


In The Press

Former public defender explains why we need to go further on fighting mass incarceration

PBS NewsHour

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 was interviewed about his new book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In The Press

'Locking Up Our Own' Details The Mass Incarceration Of Black Men

National Public Radio/ All Things Considered

 Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ‘92 was interviewed about his new book, “Locking Up Our Own.”

October 5 Thursday

Event

Justice Forward Conference

3:00PM
Yale Law School

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Monday, April 24, 2017


56:18

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


2:03

Monday, May 23, 2016


2:14

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


13:42

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


7:25

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


2:04

Thursday, April 20, 2017


In The Press

The age of mass incarceration may actually be abating

The Washington Post

A commentary cites the new book by Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


In The Press

Former public defender explains why we need to go further on fighting mass incarceration

PBS NewsHour

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 was interviewed about his new book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In The Press

'Locking Up Our Own' Details The Mass Incarceration Of Black Men

National Public Radio/ All Things Considered

 Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ‘92 was interviewed about his new book, “Locking Up Our Own.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In The Press

Solitary by the Numbers

Frontline

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

Friday, April 14, 2017


In The Press

Power and Punishment: Two New Books About Race and Crime

The New York Times

Professor of Law James Forman Jr.’s book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America is reviewed.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


In The Press

A War With Unintended Consequences

The New York Times

A review of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92

Alumni Profiles


’13

Jamelia Morgan

Arthur Liman Fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project

My degree was the symbol of a collective sacrifice, collective struggle, and my obligation as a recipient of that degree was to continue the struggle, continue the fight, to continue that profound purpose.”


Senator Cory Booker

Class of 1997