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

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.  

Advanced Sentencing Clinic

Beshar/Lehner Gender Violence Clinic

Capital Punishment Clinic

Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic

Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic

Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic

Prosecution Externship

Green Haven Prison Project

 

Monday, March 30, 2020


In The Press

Protecting Prisoners in Pandemics Is a Constitutional Must — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

Bloomberg Law

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


1:08:00

Friday, February 7, 2020


2:38

Thursday, October 24, 2019


18:43

Thursday, October 3, 2019


1:01:26

Monday, October 29, 2018


44:40

Monday, March 30, 2020


In The Press

Protecting Prisoners in Pandemics Is a Constitutional Must — A Commentary by Judith Resnik

Bloomberg Law

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020


In The Press

Advocates Urge Prisoner Releases Before Virus Strikes

CT News Junkie

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic is mentioned in a CT News Junkie article about groups that are advocating for the release of prisoners in an effort to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus within Connecticut prisons.

Saturday, December 14, 2019


In The Press

10 years. 179 arrests. No white defendants. DEA tactics face scrutiny in New York.

Washington Post

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is quoted in a Washington Post article about how DEA tactics may target minorities.

Monday, December 2, 2019


In The Press

This Man Should Not Be Executed — A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

The American Scholar

Lincoln Caplan is Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 15, 2019


In The Press

Sense of ‘hopelessness’ rises among Alabama prisoners as new rules, leadership changes, limit opportunities for parole

The Appeal

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization Fiona Doherty ’99 is quoted in an article in The Appeal about new rules around parole in Alabama.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


In The Press

The Supreme Court Needs to Change the Way It Thinks About Justice for Children — A Commentary by Gideon Yaffe

Slate

Gideon Yaffe is the Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence.

Alumni Profiles


'96

Rebecca Tarango

Assistant District Attorney, El Paso County District Attorney's Office, El Paso, TX

Today is a wonderful time to be blessed with legal training and to be able to go out and take on the enormous challenges of a difficult world — with an aspiration to lead tempered by humility at the complexity, difficulty, discipline, and self-sacrifice inherent in the task.”


Ben W. Heineman, Jr.

Class of 1971