The Policy Lab provides Yale students a physical space and dynamic programming to conduct data-intensive policy-related investigations, develop specialized technical skills, and engage with policymakers. The Lab also brings together Yale partners, local New Haven residents and organizations, government officials, and policymakers to create one of the first student-focused models of a university-community policy partnership in the United States. The Policy Lab is poised to help improve local policy initiatives and make New Haven a national model of research-community partnerships.


Kyisha Velazquez shares her reflections with Carla Shedd (center) and other panelists.
March 6, 2017
Students, faculty and New Haven educators and community members gathered at Yale’s Luce Hall Auditorium on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 1, to participate in The Policy...
February 25, 2017
The Policy Lab and Justice Collaboratory would like to thank the 25+ hackers at this past weekend’s Yale Data Hack who  took our police misconduct hack challenge! Five...
Dan Schwerin speaks with students at The Policy Lab.
January 27, 2017
Dan Schwerin, Director of Speechwriting for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, spoke to a packed crowd of students and faculty in The Policy Lab on Friday, January 27...