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, 2016

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.  

Beshar/Lehner Gender Violence Clinic

Capital Punishment Clinic

Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic

Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic

Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic

Strategic Advocacy Clinic

Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic

Prosecution Externship

Tuesday, May 04, 2021


In The Press

The Case For Moving Beyond Probation, And How To Do It — A Commentary by Fiona Doherty ’99

The Appeal

Fiona Doherty is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, October 26, 2020


2:48

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


1:08:00

Friday, February 7, 2020


2:38

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


59:57

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


In The Press

Unearthing the Roots of Black Rebellion

The New York Times

The New York Times interviewed Professor of Law Elizabeth Hinton about her new book, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


In The Press

Eligible Voters in CT Jails Need Access to Their Ballots — A Commentary by Anna VanCleave et al.

New Haven Register

Anna VanCleave is Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School. Zal Shroff is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. Natalie Kirchhoff is a member of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


In The Press

The Case For Moving Beyond Probation, And How To Do It — A Commentary by Fiona Doherty ’99

The Appeal

Fiona Doherty is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, May 1, 2021


In The Press

The Lucky Legal Accident That Led to Derek Chauvin’s Conviction — A Commentary by Gideon Yaffe

The Hill

Gideon Yaffe is the Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence.

Friday, April 30, 2021


In The Press

Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement in Limbo as State Pushes for Mediation

CT Mirror

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic is mentioned in a CT Mirror article about a lawsuit that seeks to prohibit the use of in-cell shackling and solitary confinement of individuals with mental illnesses. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021


In The Press

Pressure Mounts on Austin to Support Major Shift in Handling Military Sexual Assault

Politico

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in Politico about proposed changes to how the military handles sexual assault allegations.

Alumni Profiles


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A. T. Wall

Director, Rhode Island Department of Corrections

There are many law schools. Ours is special. It’s a close-knit community of faculty, students, and staff committed to excellence in everything we do.”


Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean