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Education. We run a year-long practicum at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School that trains law students in the art of visual advocacy — making effective arguments through film.

Innovation. We explore the intersection between law and film through multidisciplinary workshops, discussions with renowned guest speakers, and hands-on production.

Advocacy. We produce intellectually stimulating and well-researched films grounded in the stories of people who live out the consequences of the law.

Community. We are part of a rising community of students, lawyers, and filmmakers invested in visual advocacy.  Learn more about our grand experiment and sign up for news and updates.

The Yale Visual Law Project is housed at the Yale Law School Information Society Project.

Legal Articles

  • 6 Of The Most Common Workplace Accidents

    April 10, 2018

    There is often a perception, among both workers and employers, that accidents can only happen in the sort of workplaces we tend to think of as dangerous: but ask a personal injury lawyer (Halifax lawyers Prezler, for example) like construction sites, factories, or just about anywhere if you happen to be a firefighter. And of course […]

  • Medical Malpractice Questions to Ask An Attorney

    December 23, 2017

    Medical malpractice occurs within the health care profession more often than many would like to believe, unfortunately. Such a personal injury case occurs when a doctor or another health care professionals makes a mistake during their diagnosis or treatment of any type of ailment that leads to more concerns or damages to the individual. Some mistakes may occur, but those can be rectified in the long run. Malpractice is the only feasible option when something goes so wrong that it requires more surgery, medicine, or treatment in order to effectively heal or work with. This is a massive inconvenience for most people, especially an injured individual who is out of work. The first step should be looking into medical malpractice lawyers Toronto.

  • Dealing with an ICBC Contract Breach

    November 28, 2017

    An ICBC Claim results when you are injured in a car accident in British Columbia. The ICBC is required to provide accident benefits regardless of who has caused the accident. These benefits are supposed to cover expenses such as rehabilitation and medical bills. However, there is a limit of $150,000, and ICBC cannot offer settlements above this amount. These benefits are also supposed to cover other expenses such as chiropractor treatments, physiotherapy, medical equipment, home services and medication. Furthermore, ICBC is supposed to offer you wage loss benefits if you are unable to work as a result of the accident. Some of the ICBC Injury Claims that can be compensated include future loss of earning capacity claim, wage loss claim, pain and suffering claim, the cost of future care expenses claim as well as special damages claim. An ICBC policy takes care of several things such as personal injury claims, property damage and getting an ICBC lawyer Vancouver for you in case of an accident. However, the ICBC does not cover small accidents and will refer you to their low-velocity impact collision program.

  • 10 Pieces of Evidence That Can Win Your Case

    November 24, 2017

    Parents who are about to walk into family court often want to know what they can do to build their case. In order to have a great day in custody court, you need to have evidence to show the judge. Your divorce lawyer Toronto can ask you the right questions when you're on the witness stand. Here are 10 pieces of evidence that can help you win your case:

  • 5 Steps to Take In an Employment Law Case

    October 5, 2017

    If you feel like you have been the victim of a wrongful termination or unfair dismissal, it may be worthwhile to talk with an employment lawyer Mississauga. However, it will be on you to gather evidence and take other steps to ultimately prove your case. What do you need to do in order to resolve an employment law case?

  • 4 Legal Situations that may Require a Medical Expert Witness

    September 26, 2017

    We all know that members of the medical community are not perfect. Like us, they are human and prone to making occasional mistakes. However, when human error results in significant loss of time, income, or health, the victim may decide to file a lawsuit with the help of a medical expert witness. Here are four situations where a medical witness may be needed.

  • VLP Founder Valarie Kaur on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

    July 5, 2017

    This morning on MSNBC, Valarie Kaur touted the innovations in legal education occurring at Yale Law School. Among those innovations is the Visual Law Project, which equips students with the skills and strategies of filmmaking to support their advocacy efforts. Take a look!

  • The Worst of the Worst” on MSNBC!

    July 5, 2017

    Yesterday morning, Melissa Harris-Perry screened a clip of The Worst of the Worst in a segment on solitary confinement. VLP Founder Valarie Kaur explained how solitary breaks down spirits on both sides of the bars, exacting a huge price on all touched by Supermax prisons. Inmates, correctional officers, their families, and state taxpayers shoulder the burden of […]

  • Worst of the Worst’ Featured on Colorlines and Screened for MA Legislators

    July 5, 2017

    ‘The Worst of the Worst’ was highlighted by the news media organization and social justice advocacy center, Colorlines. And VLP Co-Director, Aseem Mehta, was interviewed by the Needham Times (Needham, MA) regarding the presentation of “The Worst of the Worst” to Massachusetts state legislators in a legislative briefing for a new proposal to limit the use of solitary in […]

  • The Worst of the Worst” at Northeastern University (9/26/2013)

    July 5, 2017

    The Northeastern Humanities Center and the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition present: The Worst of the Worst  Film Screening and Panel Discussion Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:30 p.m. Northeastern University’s Alumni Center 716 Columbus Place – 6th Floor Boston, MA A new film by the Visual Law Project at Yale Law School, The Worst of the Worst (2013) examines […]

  • The Worst of the Worst in the Bay Area!

    July 5, 2017

    This week VLP-founders and emeriti Valarie Kaur and Sharat Raju will be presenting and speaking about “The Worst of the Worst” in the Bay Area. Don’t miss the screenings at Stanford University and the 2013 United Nations Association Film Festival. Details below: October 16, 2013 – Screening of “The Worst of the Worst” 12:45pm – […]

  • VLP’s Aseem Mehta Speaks with WNPR About Solitary Confinement

    July 5, 2017

    Film Sheds Light on Hidden World of Supermax Prisons Credit Visual Law Project: “Solitary has become legitimated as a prison practice when all of the data shows that it destroys inmates psychologically and physically, and actively makes them worse,” says Aseem Mehta.   Yale Law School’s Visual Law Project has created a film about Northern Correctional Institution in […]