Wednesday, May 19, 2021


Liman Center Announces New Fellows in Residence

The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law will welcome two new Fellows in Residence to Yale Law School for 2021–2022. The Liman Center began these fellowships in 2011 so that lawyers interested in exploring the academy can join in the Center’s teaching, research, and projects.

Skylar Albertson
Skylar Albertson

Skylar Albertson ’18 will join the Liman Center as a Curtis-Liman Clinical Fellow. Albertson is currently a law clerk for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also clerked for the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During 2018–2019, he held a Liman Fellowship and worked at the Bail Project, a national revolving bail fund. The Bail Project uses donated funds to post bail, offers voluntary support for appearing in court, and reuses funds returned to the Bail Project following the close of individuals’ court cases. Albertson helped coordinate the opening of bail fund sites in Indianapolis, Indiana; Maricopa County, Arizona; San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Compton, California. He also contributed to a policy framework the Bail Project developed to guide jurisdictions seeking to move away from the use of cash bail. Albertson is a 2013 graduate of Brown University and a 2018 graduate of Yale Law School. He participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic, the Liman Workshop, and Liman Projects.

Grace Li
Grace Li

Grace Li will join the Center as a Fellow in Residence. Li is currently a law clerk for the Honorable Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After graduating in 2019 from NYU School of Law, Li held a fellowship at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she worked on behalf of people in prison and on parole. She was lead counsel in the monitoring of Ligon v. City of New York, a lawsuit challenging NYPD patrols of private apartment buildings. Li graduated from Princeton University. While at NYU School of Law, she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar, a member of the Equal Justice Initiative and Federal Defender clinics, and an intern in public defenders’ offices.

Albertson and Li succeed Fellows in Residence Alex Wang ’19 and Zal Shroff. Wang, who had been the Curtis-Liman Fellow, has joined the federal government at the Domestic Policy Council of the White House. Shroff, former Senior Fellow in Residence, has become a staff attorney at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.

The Liman Center promotes access to justice and the fair treatment of individuals and groups seeking to use the legal system. Through research projects, teaching, fellowships, and colloquia, the Liman Center supports efforts to bring about a more just legal system. In addition to its Fellows in Residence, the Center awards yearlong fellowships to Yale Law School graduates to work in public interest law in the United States and summer fellowships to students from eight participating colleges and universities.