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

 

Wednesday, August 02, 2017


In The Press

Policing: A Public Good Gone Bad—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

Boston Review

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 31, 2017


In The Press

The ‘Criminal Justice Tax’ on America’s Troubled Neighborhoods

The Crime Report

Associate Professor of Law Monica Bell ’09 is quoted in an article about the effect of aggressive policing on minority neighborhoods.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


In The Press

Three New Books Discuss How to Confront and Reform Racist Policing

The New York Times

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares and Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler are mentioned in a book review of “Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment” in which they have an essay.

Monday, July 17, 2017


In The Press

How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed to The Era Of Mass Incarceration

National Public Radio/ Fresh Air

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

October 5 Thursday

Event

Moving Justice Forward Conference - Keynote Address

4:00PM
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

Monday, August 14, 2017


In The Press

'Tough-On-Crime' Policies Came From Conservative Demagogues, Also Black Leaders, Says Expert

International Business Times

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017


In The Press

Top Navy lawyer accused of interfering in 2 cases

The San Diego Union Tribune

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in an article about a top Navy lawyer accused of unlawfully meddling in criminal cases targeting America’s elite commandos.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


In The Press

Policing: A Public Good Gone Bad—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

Boston Review

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


In The Press

Mr. President, roughing up suspects is never OK

USA Today

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler is quoted in an article about President Trump’s remarks to police on Long Island.

Monday, July 31, 2017


In The Press

The ‘Criminal Justice Tax’ on America’s Troubled Neighborhoods

The Crime Report

Associate Professor of Law Monica Bell ’09 is quoted in an article about the effect of aggressive policing on minority neighborhoods.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


In The Press

Three New Books Discuss How to Confront and Reform Racist Policing

The New York Times

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares and Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler are mentioned in a book review of “Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment” in which they have an essay.

Alumni Profiles


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Jamelia Morgan

Arthur Liman Fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project

You can make a difference… The history of the last 40 years happened because people like you entered the fray and chipped away at problems that they were told were politically impossible to fix.”


Michael Posner

Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2014 Commencement Address