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

 

Monday, January 21, 2019


In The Press

MLK breakfast speaker focuses on police relations

The State Journal-Register

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey L. Meares gave the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Springfield, IL.

Monday, October 29, 2018


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Monday, January 8, 2018


4:39

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


2:40

Thursday, March 7, 2019


In The Press

A prison program in Connecticut seeks to find out what happens when prisoners are treated as victims—A Commentary by Miriam Gohara

The Conversation

Miriam Gohara is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


In The Press

When Police Use Too Much Force—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


In The Press

Hepatitis C Fight Hinges on Prisons

US News and World Report

Gregg Gonsalves, associate professor and codirector of the Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) is quoted in US News & World Report about the rights of prisoners to receive treatment for Hepatitis C.

Sunday, January 27, 2019


In The Press

David Udell Dishes On Growing Access To Justice Research

Law360

Scholarship by Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Heather Gerken is mentioned in a Law360 interview with David Udell, executive director of the National Center for Access to Justice.

Monday, January 21, 2019


In The Press

MLK breakfast speaker focuses on police relations

The State Journal-Register

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey L. Meares gave the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Springfield, IL.

Monday, October 29, 2018


In The Press

Misdemeanorland: Social Control and New York City's Lower-Level Courts

Center for Court Innovation

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is interviewed about her book Misdemeanorland.

Alumni Profiles


’88 LLM

Janis McDonald

Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative

I just walked onto this campus and had this feeling that it’s such an intellectually interesting, creative place.”


Janine Balekdjian

Class of 2017