Public Interest Law


About Public Interest Law

Yale Law School has a strong tradition of service in the public interest. In addition to the rich curricular offerings, approximately 80 percent of students take part in a clinic during their time at the Law School.

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Clinics & Courses

Public Interest Overview

Public Interest Activities

Most YLS students perform public service in activities ranging from legal research and writing to outreach in the New Haven public schools. A number of YLS centers and projects offer fellowships and other opportunities for public service.

Public Interest Activities

Public Interest Career Services

Public Interest Career Services are available through the Career Development Office, which offers specialized counseling, as well as a wide array of services, programs, events, and resources for public interest minded students and alumni in all stages of their career development.

Career Services

Events & Programs

Resources

Services

Public Interest Employers

For Public Interest Employers

Monday, February 08, 2016


In The Press

Connecticut Faces Lawsuit Over Ebola Quarantine Policies

The New York Times

Emma Roth ’17 and Kyle Edwards ’18 are quoted in am article about a class-action lawsuit filed in Federal District Court on Monday against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut and the state’s acting and former health commissioners on behalf of residents affected by Connecticut’s Ebola quarantine policies.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Monday, January 25, 2016


In The Press

Why we must rethink solitary confinement

The Washington Post

Time-In-Cell, a report by the Association of State Correctional Administrators and the Liman Public Interest Program, is cited in a commentary by President Obama about solitary confinement.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Events

Arthur Liman Public Interest Program Nineteenth Annual Colloquium "Moving Criminal Justice"

Thursday, March 31, 2016
3:00PM
Yale Law School

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Events

ACY presents DCF Commissioner Joette Katz

Thursday, April 7, 2016
12:10PM
Room 127

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Events

Liman Colloquium

Thursday, April 6, 2017
(All day)
Yale Law School

Monday, December 21, 2015


8:52

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


7:25

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


2:04

Monday, November 9, 2015


1:42:32

Monday, November 2, 2015


30:09

Saturday, October 31, 2015


2:47

Monday, February 8, 2016


In The Press

Connecticut Faces Lawsuit Over Ebola Quarantine Policies

The New York Times

Emma Roth ’17 and Kyle Edwards ’18 are quoted in am article about a class-action lawsuit filed in Federal District Court on Monday against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut and the state’s acting and former health commissioners on behalf of residents affected by Connecticut’s Ebola quarantine policies.

Monday, February 1, 2016


In The Press

CVC Lawsuit Brings PE’s Gender Imbalance Back in Spotlight

Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz was quoted in an article about a sexual discrimination lawsuit against CVC Capital Partners.

Friday, January 29, 2016


In The Press

How a routine traffic stop turned into six months in solitary confinement

The Washington Post

Time-In-Cell, a report by the Association of State Correctional Administrators and the Liman Public Interest Program, is cited in an article about solitary confinement.

Friday, January 29, 2016


In The Press

Lawyers Play Key Role in Shaping Youth Violence Prevention Plan

The Connecticut Law Tribune

The Tribune reports that Megan Quattlebaum, director of the Yale Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, was part of Governor's Commission on Youth and Urban Violence, an initiative tasked with studying the causes of—and crafting solutions to—youth violence.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


In The Press

Crackdown on solitary confinement begins, but a culture of secrecy remains

The Guardian

Time-In-Cell, a report by the Association of State Correctional Administrators and the Liman Public Interest Program, is cited in an article about solitary confinement.

Monday, January 25, 2016


In The Press

Why we must rethink solitary confinement

The Washington Post

Time-In-Cell, a report by the Association of State Correctional Administrators and the Liman Public Interest Program, is cited in a commentary by President Obama about solitary confinement.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Alumni


Glenda M. Aldana Madrid

Gruber Fellow Takes on Public Interest Causes

There are many law schools. Ours is special. It’s a close-knit community of faculty, students, and staff committed to excellence in everything we do.”


Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean