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 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

Public Interest Employers

For Public Interest Employers

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Events

Rebellious Lawyering Conference

Saturday, February 18, 2017
(All day)
Sterling Law Building

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Events

Liman Colloquium

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


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Monday, June 6, 2016


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Monday, June 6, 2016


2:32

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


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Monday, May 23, 2016


2:14

Thursday, December 1, 2016


In The Press

Yale Report Tries To Count People Held In Solitary Confinement

WSHU

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik was interviewed about Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell, a report by the Association of State Correctional Administrators and The Liman Program about the effects of solitary confinement.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


In The Press

Who’s in Solitary Confinement?

The Marshall Project

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article on Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell, a report by the Association of State Correctional Administrators and The Liman Program about the use of solitary confinement. Similar coverage appeared in The Atlantic.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


In The Press

Will the Supreme Court Stop Texas from Executing the Intellectually Disabled?—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

NewYorker.com/ News Desk

Lincoln Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, November 28, 2016


In The Press

Gender quotas: Who else has them and does Canada need them?

Global News (Canada)

Visiting Professor of Law Aaron Dhir is quoted in a story on the idea of having quotas for publicly traded company boards.

Monday, November 28, 2016


In The Press

A Clear and Present Danger to Voting Rights

Slate

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed on the future of voting rights.

Thursday, November 24, 2016


In The Press

Chasing Abortion Rights Across the State Line—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Kate Kimpel

Former Clinic Student Tackles Civil Rights Cases

We, as lawyers, can be builders too. We can use our tools to build a society in which every member of the new generation can celebrate her graduation –not only with joy but with well-founded hope for the future.”


Professor Anne L. Alstott

Class of 1987, 2013 Commencement Address