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

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Monday, May 08, 2017


In The Press

The 'Portals' Encouraging Real Conversations About Policing and Race

Citylab

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares and Justice Collaboratory member Professor Vesla Weaver are interviewed in an article about a project facilitating discussions about policing and incarceration among low-income black and Latino communities in U.S. cities.

Sunday, May 07, 2017


In The Press

Attorney: Police shooting of black teen ‘completely unjustified’

MSNBC

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares was a guest where she discussed police reform.

October 5 Thursday

Event

Justice Forward Conference - Keynote Address

3:00PM
Yale Law School Auditorium, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520

October 6 Friday
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017


2:40

Monday, May 1, 2017


3:12

Monday, April 24, 2017


56:18

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


2:03

Monday, May 23, 2016


2:14

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


13:42

Friday, June 23, 2017


In The Press

James Forman, Jr.: Locking up Our Own

KCRW

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 is interviewed about his book Locking Up Our Own.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In The Press

Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system

Seattle Medium

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about a study showing racial bias in the military justice system.

Monday, June 5, 2017


In The Press

An Interview with James Forman Jr. "Locking Up Our Own"

Blog Talk Radio

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


In The Press

Guest: James Forman, Jr.

The Bill Press Show

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 was a guest where he discussed his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


In The Press

When Black America Was Pro-Police

The Atlantic

A book by Professor of Law James Forman Jr. ’92 is discussed in an article about views about police by black Americans.

Monday, May 8, 2017


In The Press

The 'Portals' Encouraging Real Conversations About Policing and Race

Citylab

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares and Justice Collaboratory member Professor Vesla Weaver are interviewed in an article about a project facilitating discussions about policing and incarceration among low-income black and Latino communities in U.S. cities.

Alumni Profiles


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Jamelia Morgan

Arthur Liman Fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project

Yale Law School is distinguished among American law schools by two things: its small size—that’s a physical fact about the law school—and also the spirit of comradeship and cooperation that exists among all of the members of the community.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean