Yale Law School Today

Monday, August 03, 2020

In The Press

How the rise of anti-crime politics caused lasting harm to Black Americans

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman was interviewed by City Metric about current crime trends, and the effect of policing policies on the Black community. 


Monday, October 26, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In The Press

Ahead Of Inauguration Day, Capitol Riots Raise Questions About NYPD's Approach To Black Protesters


J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 is quoted in a Gothamist article about the disparate manner in which New York City police respond to majority Black versus majority white protests.

Monday, January 4, 2021

In The Press

Experts Say The Pandemic Coincided With The Largest One-Year Rise In Homicide Rates

NPR / All Things Considered

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares spoke to NPR’s All Things Considered about reasons for the rise in violent crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

In The Press

Homicides and shootings are on the rise nationwide. Boston is no different.

Boston Globe

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in a Boston Globe article about a rise in violent crime in Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

In The Press

As Biden zeroes in on attorney general pick, some worry one contender is too moderate on criminal justice issues

The Washington Post

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in the Washington Post about potential choices for the next attorney general.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

In The Press

What Black People Really Think About the Police

The New Republic

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in the New Republic about attitudes toward policing within the Black community.

Friday, December 11, 2020

In The Press

Federal Judge Poised to Release Inmates At Danbury Prison

CT News Junkie

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 is quoted in CT News Junkie about the release of more than a dozen medically vulnerable inmates at the Danbury federal prison due to COVID-19.

Monday, November 30, 2020

In The Press

CT hasn’t commuted a single prisoner’s sentence since before the pandemic. Advocates say it’s time to change.

CT Mirror

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Miriam Gohara is quoted in a CT Mirror article about efforts to commute Connecticut prisoners’ sentences due to the COVID-19 crisis and shorten the length of time they spend behind bars.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

In The Press

Across The Country, Voters Approve More Civilian Oversight For Police

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey R. Meares was interviewed on NPR about police reform measures that were approved by communities across the country in last week’s election. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

In The Press

Ballots Behind Bars: Voting Presents Challenges In Connecticut Jails


Clinical Lecturer in Law Zal Shroff is quoted, and the Liman Center mentioned, in a WNPR article about outreach to eligible voters currently detained in Connecticut jails.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In The Press

Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness: It’s Time to Stop the Harm

Crime Report

A study by the Liman Center is cited in a Crime Report article about solitary confinement and mental illness.