The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program supports the work of Yale law students and Yale law school graduates through Liman Fellowships as well as undergraduate students from Yale College, Barnard College, Brown University, Harvard University, Princeton University and Spelman College, all of whom work to respond to problems of inequality and to improve access to justice.

The Liman Project provides an opportunity for Yale Law students to work together with faculty on research and advocacy around specific issues related to detention and access to justice. Students may also participate in the Liman Public Interest Workshop, which meets weekly in the spring to discuss emerging issues of theory and advocacy.

Public Interest Law Colloquium


Every year, the Program organizes the Public Interest Law Colloquium, which brings together advocates, scholars, and students from across the country for a discussion. The Nineteenth Annual Liman Colloquium, Moving Criminal Justice, will take place on March 31-April 1, 2016.

Reform projects are underway in every phase of the U.S. criminal justice system – to reshape policing, prosecution and defense, sentencing, incarceration, and reintegration. Concerns about the toll of mass incarceration have created consensus across the political spectrum about the need for change. But questions abound about how law, organizing, media, and advocacy tools can be successfully deployed and to what ends. This colloquium will consider how reform agendas are formulated, gain currency, and result in changes in laws and practices that produce consequences, whether generative or harmful. By examining how reform efforts build on extant social, legal and political movements, or create new ones and imagine the future, we seek a better understanding of both the promise of this political moment and its limits.

Contact and Support the Liman Center


Arthur Liman Public Interest Program
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215

Johanna Kalb
Director, Arthur Liman Public Interest Program
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Law School Room J33
Tel: (203) 432-9404
Email: johanna.kalb@yale.edu

Judith Resnik
Arthur Liman Professor of Law and Founding Director
Law School Room M43
Tel: (203) 432-1447
Email: judith.resnik@yale.edu

Katherine Lawton
Liman Program Assistant
Law School Room J35
Tel: (203) 432-9165
Fax: (203) 432-4876
Email: katherine.lawton@yale.edu

Laura Fernandez
Senior Liman Fellow in Residence
Email: laura.fernandez@yale.edu

William Genego
Law Offices of William Genego

Vicki Podberesky
Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky, Khero & Genego Of Counsel

Donate Now

A tax deductible donation in support of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program may be directed to:

Arthur Liman Public Interest Program
c/o Johanna Kalb, Director
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215

Your support is greatly appreciated.