THE ARTHUR LIMAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEREST LAW AT YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a Senior Liman Fellow in Residence for a term beginning in July 2018. The Senior Liman Fellow in Residence participates in the work of the Liman Center, including developing the class materials; shaping the program for undergraduates attending the annual Colloquium and, in conjunction with faculty, teaching and supervising students. On-going research projects include solitary confinement, juvenile justice, prosecutorial misconduct, and gender in prison. The position of Senior Fellow includes time for individuals to work on their own research and writing; several who have held the position have gone on to full-time teaching, while others have focused on public interest law practices.
The Liman Center, founded in 1997 as the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, has a long-standing commitment to public interest law ranging from criminal justice and prisons to fines, fees, bail, and the costs of courts. During its twenty-year history, the Liman Center has grown from a program that funded a single post-graduate fellowship, to one that annually supports several post-graduate fellows, as well as summer public interest fellows from Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, Stanford, and Yale. As of 2017, the Liman Center has funded 122 post-graduate fellows and about 400 summer fellows.
In addition to its fellowship program, the Center teaches seminars, runs colloquia, and does targeted research on a variety of areas of public interest law. The Liman seminar in 2017 was Imprisoned, and in 2018, the class is Rationing Access to Justice: Fines, Fees, and Bail. Recent colloquium topics include Moving Criminal Justice; Detention on a Global Scale: Punishment and Beyond; Isolation and Reintegration; and Navigating Boundaries: Immigration and Criminal Law. Illustrative research reports include Time-In-Cell: The ASCA-Liman 2014 National Survey of Administrative Segregation in Prison (2015); Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell: Reports from Correctional Systems on the Numbers of Prisoners in Restricted Housing and on the Potential of Policy Changes to Bring About Reforms (2016); and Rethinking Death Row (2016). In addition, Liman Fellows have published many reports and articles on an array of issues ranging from the legal needs of veterans to children sentenced to life without parole.
Applicants should have experience as a lawyer and at working at the intersection of law, practice, and policy. Applicants should also describe their engagement with public interest law, teaching, research, and scholarship. Skill in quantitative and qualitative research, including survey data collection, is a plus. The application should include a cover letter, a copy of a resume, writing samples (including articles, briefs, and papers), and a list of three references, including at least one and preferably two from people who teach law. If interested in applying, please contact Anna VanCleave, Liman Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-436-3520. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The position begins in July 2018. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: email@example.com.