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

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


In The Press

Public Thinker: Issa Kohler-Hausmann on Misdemeanors and Mass Incarceration

Public Books

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is interviewed about her latest book Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.

Monday, August 27, 2018


In The Press

How Criminal Justice Reform Can Move Forward in the Trump Era

The Crime Report

Scholarship by Clinical Associate Professor of Law Miriam Gohara is the subject of an article about criminal justice reform in the Trump era.

Monday, August 06, 2018


In The Press

‘Social Control’ And ‘Broken Windows’

RNN/ Richard French Live

Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 was interviewed about her new book, Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


1:57:41

Monday, January 8, 2018


4:39

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


2:40

Monday, May 1, 2017


3:12

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


In The Press

Public Thinker: Issa Kohler-Hausmann on Misdemeanors and Mass Incarceration

Public Books

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is interviewed about her latest book Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.

Monday, August 27, 2018


In The Press

How Criminal Justice Reform Can Move Forward in the Trump Era

The Crime Report

Scholarship by Clinical Associate Professor of Law Miriam Gohara is the subject of an article about criminal justice reform in the Trump era.

Monday, August 6, 2018


In The Press

‘Social Control’ And ‘Broken Windows’

RNN/ Richard French Live

Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 was interviewed about her new book, Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.

Thursday, July 26, 2018


In The Press

The ‘Social Control’ Elements of New York’s Criminal Justice System

The New York Times

A review of Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann's ’08 book Misdemeanorland.

Monday, July 16, 2018


In The Press

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

The New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 is quoted in an article about the impact of probation on substance abusers.

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.

Alumni Profiles


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Jamelia Morgan

Arthur Liman Fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project

I say to you, my classmates, we have much to do. Yale gave us the tools to do it with. We owe it to the rest of the country, because of our success, to share what we know and what we can give to the future…”


President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973