Human Rights Workshop Current Issues & Events

The Human Rights Workshop is held on selected Thursdays throughout the school year.  Guest speakers, including faculty members, scholars, human rights activists, and journalists will present on a diverse range of topics in human rights.  Students may enroll in the Workshop for credit (see bulletin), and all sessions are open to the Law School and University community.  To view the schedule for Spring 2016 click here.


Robert L. Bernstein International
Human Rights Symposium

Each spring, the Bernstein Fellowship Program convenes a symposium designed to promote thoughtful, creative discourse on international human rights. Past and current Bernstein and Robina fellows return to Yale Law School to speak with students and each other about the challenges of human rights advocacy, and leading activists and scholars in the field join in discussions exploring effective approaches to the defense of human rights.


All Schell Events

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Introduction to Human Rights Programs at YLS

6:10PM to 7:30PM

Room 129

Come hear about:

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Screening of Edgar Barens’s film, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

6:10PM to 9:00PM


This documentary was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2014. The filmmaker, Edgar Baren, will attend the event and will stay for a short Q&A session after the screening.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Talk by Doris Salcedo, Colombian artist

6:10PM to 7:45PM


Doris Salcedo is a Colombian-born sculptor who lives and works in Bogotá. Salcedo completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Bogotá in 1980, before traveling to New York, where she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at New York University. She then returned to Bogotá to teach at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her work is influenced by her experiences of life in Colombia, and is generally composed of commonplace items such as wooden furniture, clothing, concrete, grass, and rose petals.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bernstein Symposium

4:00PM to 6:00PM


Friday, March 24, 2017

Bernstein Symposium

9:00AM to 7:00PM


The clinics at YLS offer students incomparable experiences in representation of poor and marginalized individuals and communities, real-world engagement in complex fields of law, and the development of strategic judgment critical to effective lawyering.”

Professor Muneer Ahmad