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

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


In The Press

Criminal Justice Reform

WSHU

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik was on a panel discussing criminal justice reform from both a state and a national perspective.

Monday, October 29, 2018


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Monday, January 8, 2018


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017


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Saturday, June 15, 2019


In The Press

Yale Law Professor Tells Bemer Judge that Jury’s Verdicts Should be Overturned

Hartford Courant

A letter by John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge ’78, which stated that a judge's instructions to a jury in a human trafficking case were flawed, is quoted in this article about the defense's attempt to have the conviction overturned in Danbury Superior Court.

Thursday, May 2, 2019


In The Press

Sexual Assaults in the Military Spiked Last Year, Pentagon Says, Amid Renewed Debate over How to Handle Cases

The Washington Post

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in an article about the rising number of sexual assaults in the military.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


In The Press

Do Soldiers Face ‘Double Jeopardy’ in Military Courts?

The Marshall Project

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in an article about how constitutional protection against double jeopardy, being charged twice for the same crime, doesn’t apply to those who serve in the military.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


In The Press

Criminal Justice Reform

WSHU

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik was on a panel discussing criminal justice reform from both a state and a national perspective.

Friday, April 26, 2019


In The Press

Beyond Guilt: Reducing Mass Incarceration by Reducing Excessively Long Sentences

Cincinnati Enquirer

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman Jr. ’92 is quoted in an article about an Ohio law firm that is tackling mass incarceration by addressing the issue of prisoners who are serving excessively long sentences.

Thursday, April 25, 2019


In The Press

Courts need safeguards against unreliable jailhouse witness testimony — A Commentary by Laura Fernandez ’02

Hartford Courant

Laura Fernandez ’02 is a Clinical Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. 

Alumni Profiles


’04

Nola Heller

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

Yale is the one place where going to law school doesn’t mean sitting on the sidelines; it means making headlines.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law