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Criminal Justice

How We Are Involved

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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

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Centers & Programs

Three 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.

The Justice Collaboratory

The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law

The Law and Racial Justice Center

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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

Peter Gruber Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic

Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic

Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic

Strategic Advocacy Clinic

Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic

Prosecution Externship

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It’s magical to watch my students direct the full force of their energy and talent into real-world advocacy for their clients. The clinics at Yale are the place where students learn the difference that a committed lawyer can make.