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 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.  

Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic

Juvenile Justice Clinic

Temporary Restraining Order Project

Prosecution Externship

Green Haven Prison Project

 

Thursday, December 07, 2017


In The Press

Fairness key to trust in police force

Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler is profiled on the occasion of his appearance at the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand conference.

Thursday, November 09, 2017


In The Press

‘Proactive Policing’ Credited With Crime Reductions

The Crime Report

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler, and Rachel Harmon ’96 are mentioned in a story about a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on proactive policing strategies.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


In The Press

'Stark' Yale Law Study Findings Help Drive Parole Reform

Connecticut Law Tribune

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic Fiona Doherty ’99 and Theo Torres ’18 are quoted in an article about a report by the clinic on the parole revocation process in Connecticut.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


In The Press

National Police Union Mum on Brutality Concerns

The American Prospect

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares is quoted in an article about the Fraternal Order of Police.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


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Monday, May 1, 2017


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Monday, April 24, 2017


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016


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Monday, May 23, 2016


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016


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Thursday, December 7, 2017


In The Press

Fairness key to trust in police force

Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler is profiled on the occasion of his appearance at the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand conference.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


In The Press

Former Lamonte McIntyre prosecutor accused in new case of threatening a witness, misconduct

Kansas City Star

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Larry Fox is quoted in an article about court cases affected by the misconduct of a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s office there.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


In The Press

Judging A Book: Saris Reviews 'Locking Up Our Own'

Law360

Professor of Law James Forman Jr.’s ’92 book Locking Up Our Own is reviewed by Judge Patti Saris.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


In The Press

‘Proactive Policing’ Credited With Crime Reductions

The Crime Report

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler, and Rachel Harmon ’96 are mentioned in a story about a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on proactive policing strategies.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


In The Press

Bowe Bergdahl gets dishonorable discharge, avoids prison time

CNN

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in a report on the sentencing of his client Bowe Bergdahl. Coverage of the sentencing appeared in numerous outlets.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


In The Press

'Stark' Yale Law Study Findings Help Drive Parole Reform

Connecticut Law Tribune

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic Fiona Doherty ’99 and Theo Torres ’18 are quoted in an article about a report by the clinic on the parole revocation process in Connecticut.

Alumni Profiles


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Nola Heller

Chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

If I had to identify the two things which taken in combination make Yale Law School such a special place, it would have to be the school’s longstanding commitment to intellectualism, and its equally long-lived and deep-seated commitment to public service.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean