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

Liman colloquium attendees

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


In The Press

It Is Time to Repeal Connecticut’s Incarceration Lien —A Commentary by Jenny Carroll, Mila Reed Guevara ’23, and Ryanne Bamieh ’23

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenny Carroll is the Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Mila Reed Guevara and Ryanne Bamieh are members of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Friday, July 1, 2022


Professor Gohara teaching

Clinical Professor Miriam Gohara received tenure this month and leads the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic and the Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic. She teaches and writes about capital and non-capital sentencing, incarceration, and the historical and social forces implicated in culpability and punishment. Gohara recently discussed her work.

Thursday, June 16, 2022


James Mooney ’19

James Mooney ’19 is a Liman Fellow at the ACLU of Illinois.

Thursday, June 9, 2022


sign with the words Stop Gun Violence at a protest march

Marchers in Washington, D.C. protest to end gun violence in 2021.

Thursday, May 26, 2022


State Rep. Patrick Callahan, Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll, Ryanne Bamieh ’23, and Reed-Guevara ’23 at the Connecticut State House

State Rep. Patrick Callahan, Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll, Ryanne Bamieh ’23, and Mila Reed-Guevara ’23 are shown at the Connecticut State Capitol for a meeting to discuss the repeal of Connecticut’s incarceration lien, under which the state can claim money from people who have served time in jail and prison. The Liman Center and partners helped pass a law that places limits on the lien.

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Tuesday, May 3, 2022


a still showing pamphlets

A still from a new short film documenting the experiences of those impacted by Connecticut’s incarceration lien law.

October 14 Friday

Event

Incarceration and Imagination

9:00AM
Whitney Humanities Center

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Monday, November 22, 2021


1:35:21

Friday, September 24, 2021


1:36:44

Monday, October 26, 2020


2:48

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


1:08:00

Wednesday, July 20, 2022


In The Press

They Were Released from Prison Because of COVID. Their Freedom Didn’t Last Long.

USA Today

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted about the revocation of incarcerated individuals’ pandemic-related home confinement due to minor offenses.

Sunday, July 10, 2022


In The Press

Dwayne Betts and His Mission Beyond Prison

CBS Sunday Morning

Clinical Lecturer in Law Dwayne Betts ’16 was interviewed about his work as Founder and Director of Freedom Reads, a project of The Justice Collaboratory.

Monday, May 23, 2022


In The Press

Two Law Professors Hope to Keep Prisons from Reclaiming Pandemic Parolees

WSHU

Clinical Associate Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08 spoke about inmates whose pandemic-related home confinement was revoked due to minor offenses.

Monday, May 16, 2022


In The Press

Some U.S. Inmates Released Under COVID Protocols Challenge Orders to Return to Prison

Reuters

Associate Clinical Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in a news report about a lawsuit filed against the Danbury federal prison by three women who claim their home confinement was revoked without due process.

Thursday, May 5, 2022


In The Press

Danbury Prison Inmates File Lawsuit over Home Confinement Getting Revoked

Danbury News-Times

Clinical Associate Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted about a lawsuit filed against the Danbury federal prison by three women who claim their home confinement was revoked without due process.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


In The Press

It Is Time to Repeal Connecticut’s Incarceration Lien —A Commentary by Jenny Carroll, Mila Reed Guevara ’23, and Ryanne Bamieh ’23

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenny Carroll is the Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Mila Reed Guevara and Ryanne Bamieh are members of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Alumni Profiles


Matthew Axelrod
’97

Matthew Axelrod

A Career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney

One of the things that makes this job magic is the students. They’re unbelievably smart, the best lawyers you can imagine. But they care so deeply. And what always amazes me is they’re unfailingly modest about what they do.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law