Affiliated Programs

Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization
The Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School brings prominent scholars of Islam to the Yale campus for public lectures, seminar discussions, visiting fellowships, and visiting professorships. For more information contact the Kamel Center

Empowerment and Resilience In Children Everywhere (ERICE)
Guided by the belief that children everywhere are to be cherished and that respect for and protection of children is a shared human value, ERICE works to promote human rights, joint action, training and interventional projects focused on enhancing the well-being of children and families affected by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. ERICE brings together child mental health professionals from Israel and Palestine to formulate and accomplish joint projects to enhance the well being of children and families that neighbor one another in this strife-torn region of the world. For more information, please contact James F. Leckman

The Middle East Legal Studies Seminar (MELSS)
The Middle East Legal Studies Seminar (MELSS) brings together leading practitioners, judges, and legal academics from across the Middle East to meet yearly with YLS faculty and students. As in Latin America, the Law School became involved in the Middle East to create a forum in which influential judges, lawyers, and scholars from the region could exchange ideas and forge ties with one another. MELSS is an annual meeting held since 1998 in which lawyers, judges, and law professors from the Middle East gather with several Yale professors and students. The seminar currently involves about 45 participants. Past topics have included the concept of legal authority, fundamental rights, and religious pluralism. The seminar has successfully brought together established and emerging leaders who are open to reform and committed to democracy in their own countries. For more information, please contact Brad Hayes