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, May 16, 2018


In The Press

Rein in NYPD arrest-record abuse: Keep sealed files sealed—A Commentary by Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08

New York Daily News

Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale.

Monday, May 14, 2018


In The Press

Juvenile Offenders in New York Find Parole a Distant Hope

The Village Voice

Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is quoted in an article about juvenile offenders in the New York State correctional system.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018


In The Press

Carnegie Fellowship to Support Yale Law Professor's Prison Studies

Connecticut Law Tribune

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and her Carnegie Fellowship are discussed in an article.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


In The Press

James Forman Jr. - "Locking Up Our Own" and the Path to Criminal Justice Reform - Extended Interview

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 was a guest where he discussed his book “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”

Monday, January 8, 2018


4:39

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


2:40

Monday, May 1, 2017


3:12

Monday, April 24, 2017


56:18

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


In The Press

Rein in NYPD arrest-record abuse: Keep sealed files sealed—A Commentary by Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08

New York Daily News

Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale.

Monday, May 14, 2018


In The Press

Juvenile Offenders in New York Find Parole a Distant Hope

The Village Voice

Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is quoted in an article about juvenile offenders in the New York State correctional system.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


In The Press

Carnegie Fellowship to Support Yale Law Professor's Prison Studies

Connecticut Law Tribune

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and her Carnegie Fellowship are discussed in an article.

Monday, April 30, 2018


In The Press

Overturning a Death Row Conviction

Law.com

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen Bright is quoted in an article on a recent Supreme Court victory involving the overturning of a death row case.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


In The Press

James Forman Jr. - "Locking Up Our Own" and the Path to Criminal Justice Reform - Extended Interview

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 was a guest where he discussed his book “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018


In The Press

Think Manhattan DA Cy Vance Goes Easy on the Rich? Look at How He Prosecutes the Poor.

New York Magazine

Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is quoted in an article about Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr..

Alumni Profiles


'09

Emma Alpert

Current Senior Staff Attorney and 2009-2010 YLS Public Interest Fellow, Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn, NY

I’m really passionate about three things. I want to have less violence, fewer prisoners, and better schools.”


Professor James Forman, Jr.

Class of 1992