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

 

Friday, September 15, 2017


In The Press

The National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction

The New Yorker

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 has been named a finalist for a National Book Award for “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”

Friday, September 15, 2017


In The Press

A Prison Sentence Ends. But the Stigma Doesn’t.—A Commentary by James Forman Jr. ’92

The New York Times

James Forman Jr. ’92 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, August 02, 2017


In The Press

Policing: A Public Good Gone Bad—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

Boston Review

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


2:40

Monday, May 1, 2017


3:12

Monday, April 24, 2017


56:18

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


2:03

Monday, May 23, 2016


2:14

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


13:42

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


In The Press

The Word May Be Toxic, but Amnesty Is Everywhere

NYTimes.com/ The Upshot

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 is quoted in a blog post about amnesty.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


In The Press

Supreme Court ponders if lawyer can concede client’s guilt when accused claims innocence

Washington Post

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted in an article about whether it violates the Constitution for a defense counsel to concede a client’s guilt against the accused’s wishes.

Monday, October 2, 2017


In The Press

As high court term begins, Trump reshapes federal judiciary from top to bottom

The Christian Science Monitor

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article about President Trump’s nominations of federal court judges.

Friday, September 15, 2017


In The Press

The National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction

The New Yorker

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 has been named a finalist for a National Book Award for “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”

Friday, September 15, 2017


In The Press

A Prison Sentence Ends. But the Stigma Doesn’t.—A Commentary by James Forman Jr. ’92

The New York Times

James Forman Jr. ’92 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Monday, September 4, 2017


In The Press

How the American Jim Crow System Inspired Hate and the Alt-Right

Atlanta Black Star

Hitler’s American Model, the latest book by Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Whitman ’88, is cited at length in a feature.

Alumni Profiles


’88 LLM

Janis McDonald

Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative

1L year is really hard.…You’re just grinding all the time. And when you come out the other end, you realize that you’ve got skills to make changes in the world. And that feeling is so cool.”


Rebecca Wexler

Class of 2016