Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Liman Center Welcomes New Director

Facade of Sterling Law Building as seen from the courtyard

Jennifer Taylor ’10 will become the new Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law this May. She is a Senior Attorney at Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama. 

While a student at Yale Law School, Taylor was a member of the Prison Legal Services and New Haven Legal Assistance clinics, as well as a co-convener of the Liman Workshop. As an Attorney at EJI, she has represented incarcerated clients challenging their convictions, sentences, and inhumane conditions of confinement. Her clients have included men and women on death row and people sentenced to life without parole as children. Taylor also researched, wrote, and spoke as part of EJI’s public education project linking mass incarceration and American racial history. In addition, she contributed content and design to exhibits for The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Jennifer Taylor ’10
Jennifer Taylor ’10

Taylor holds a B.A. in comparative studies in race and ethnicity from Stanford University and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. In addition to serving as primary editor, researcher, and contributing author of multiple EJI reports on racial history, she has published many law review articles and media pieces on race and law, and spent three months researching comparative criminal law in South Africa. 

She and her husband, Evan Milligan, live in Alabama with their daughter, Ruby, and son, Elijah.

Current Liman Director Jenny Carroll will return to full-time teaching. She is the Wiggins, Child, Quinn, and Pantazis Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. 

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.