Hope Metcalf

Associate Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Lecturer, Law
Hope Metcalf is Director of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program and teaches a clinic on prisoners’ rights in the United States. She formerly directed the National Litigation Project of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, which was founded in 2002 to respond to infringements on civil liberties and human rights arising out of U.S. counterterrorism policy. Since joining the National Litigation Project in 2005, Hope has worked with dozens of students on challenges to post-9/11 detention and interrogation practices. She is co-counsel in actions seeking habeas relief for individuals held at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan and damages for torture survivors, and has co-authored numerous amicus briefs on access to courts and remedies in cases before the United States Supreme Court, including Boumediene v. Bush  and Munaf v. Geren. Her current research interests include prisoners’ rights (especially solitary confinement), access to courts for torture survivors and other human rights victims, accountability for state actors, and using human rights laws and strategies domestically.