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

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018


In The Press

NAACP Alleges Inmate Count Practice Weakens Urban Districts

Associated Press

Rich Medina ’18 is quoted in an article about a lawsuit filed against the state of Connecticut by the NAACP with the assistance of the Rule of Law Clinic over how the state counts its prisoners when crafting legislative districts.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018


In The Press

Jail for Drug Relapse: A Case Asks if That's Fair

The New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 is quoted in an article about probation and how it impacts substance abusers.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


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Monday, January 8, 2018


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017


2:40

Monday, May 1, 2017


3:12

Sunday, July 15, 2018


In The Press

Editorial: Connecticut should end practice of ‘prison gerrymandering’

New Haven Register

Ashley Hall ’19 is quoted in an editorial in support of a lawsuit filed last month by the NAACP and the Rule of Law Clinic charging the Connecticut with prison gerrymandering.

Friday, July 13, 2018


In The Press

Policing, Legal Estrangement, and Marginality

Vera Institute of Justice

Associate Professor of Law Monica Bell ’09 is interviewed about her scholarship into the issues around policing in urban and marginalized communities.

Monday, July 9, 2018


In The Press

Ill. inmate says he has been locked up for decades by impostor, not real judge

InJustice Watch

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen Bright is quoted in an article about an inmate’s efforts to overturn his conviction, contending that the judge who sentenced him did not legally win his seat on the bench.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


In The Press

NAACP Alleges Inmate Count Practice Weakens Urban Districts

Associated Press

Rich Medina ’18 is quoted in an article about a lawsuit filed against the state of Connecticut by the NAACP with the assistance of the Rule of Law Clinic over how the state counts its prisoners when crafting legislative districts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


In The Press

NAACP, Yale Law sue state over ‘prison gerrymandering’

New Haven Register

Ashley Hall ’19 is quoted about a lawsuit filed against the state of Connecticut by the NAACP with the assistance of the Rule of Law Clinic over how the state counts its prisoners when crafting legislative districts.

Friday, June 22, 2018


In The Press

Forman: We’re Expelling Our Own, Too

New Haven Independent

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 was interviewed.

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