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Intellectual Life
Yale Law School enhances the intellectual life of its academic community by sponsoring a variety of centers, programs, and workshops, inspired by the interests of its faculty and students. These offerings extend the curriculum, support faculty research, and engage the student body in serious academic inquiry. Each center has a particular focus, such as human rights, corporate law, or environmental law and policy. The more informal workshops allow scholars and students to discuss emerging ideas in fields as diverse as law and economics, human rights, and Chinese legal reform.


Centers & Programs
Workshops

Centers & Programs
The China Law Center
The China Law Center conducts research and teaching, promotes academic exchanges with China, and undertakes a variety of cooperative projects on important issues in Chinese legal reform.

Cultural Cognition Project
The Cultural Cognition Project consists of a group of scholars from Yale and other universities interested in studying how cultural values shape the public's risk perceptions and related policy beliefs.

Information Society Project
The Information Society Project studies the implications of the Internet, telecommunications, and the new information technologies on law and society.

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship and Fund
The Arthur Liman Program supports the work of Yale law students and law school graduates advocating on behalf of those underserved or underrepresented in civil and criminal law.

Middle East Legal Studies Seminar
The Middle East Legal Studies Seminar brings together leading practitioners, judges, and legal academics from across the Middle East to meet yearly with YLS faculty and students.

Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights
The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights coordinates human rights activities for students and scholars at Yale and conducts the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, where students gain practical experience in human rights work.

Yale Center for Law and Philosophy
The Yale Center for Law and Philosophy, a joint venture with the Yale University Philosophy Department, encourages advanced work, including research degrees, at the interface of philosophy and law.

Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a joint venture with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, develops and advances environmental policy on local, regional, national, and global levels.

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
The Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law enhances the intellectual life of the law school in the business law area by increasing exposure to and engagement with contemporary business law issues.

Yale Law School Projects in South America
Yale Law School Projects in South America include SELA (Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional y Política) and a Summer in South America Linkage Program of student exchanges with universities in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

Workshops
Human Rights Workshop
The Human Rights Workshop offered by the Schell Center provides a weekly presentation on human rights issues.

Law, Economics & Organization Workshop
The Law, Economics & Organization Workshop is a forum for ongoing scholarly research in law and economics and a Law School course.

Legal History Forum
The Legal History Forum provides an opportunity for scholars and junior scholars interested in legal history and the law to present works in progress.

Legal Theory Workshop
The Legal Theory Workshop presents new scholarship from law and other humanities and social sciences disciplines.

Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop
The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop, a joint venture with Quinnipiac University School of Law, hosts lectures by scholars and practitioners in the field of dispute resolution.

Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform
The Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform examines legal developments in China today, and is a Law School Course.

Workplace Theory and Policy Seminar
The Workplace Theory & Policy Seminar examines the theories and policies of work and work-related institutions, and is a Law School course.