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September 22, 2015

Veterans Legal Services Clinic to Receive Organization Award from Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic of Yale Law School will receive the 2015 Organization Award from the Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut. 
August 19, 2015

Professor Jean Koh Peters and Susan Bryant to Be Honored by Society of American Law Teachers

The award recognizes Peters and Bryant for their teaching and scholarship on clinical pedagogy. 
July 9, 2015

YLS Clinical Students Represent Immigrant Women and Children Detained in Texas

After traveling to the South Texas immigration detention center earlier this year, Yale Law School clinical students have continued to represent women and children who are seeking asylum while incarcerated in the nation’s largest immigration detention facility. 
June 22, 2015

Vets Clinic Wins Case over Bad Discharges for Vietnam Veterans with PTSD

Vietnam combat veterans who brought a class action lawsuit in federal court have won: the Pentagon has agreed to upgrade each man’s “other-than-honorable” discharge status. 
June 16, 2015

The Eugene and Carol Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development Provides Aid in New Haven and Beyond

The Ludwig Center continued its advocacy and legal advising for community banks, community organizations, food advocates, and other entities in 2014–2015. 
May 21, 2015

YLS Clinical Students Seek to Reunite Family Following Deportation

Students from the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at the Yale Law School filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in an attempt to return a Connecticut woman back to her home following her deportation to Sicily. 
May 1, 2015

WIRAC Clinic Files Lawsuit Against Goodfellas Restaurant in New Haven

Former workers from Goodfellas Restaurant in New Haven filed a federal lawsuit against the restaurant alleging, wage theft, harassment, and racketeering offenses. The lawsuit was filed by the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.
March 23, 2015

Yale Law Clinic Seeks Relief for Homeowners Burdened with Underwater Second Mortgages

The Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic at Yale Law School, along with the Connecticut Fair Housing Center (CFHC), has filed an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in a case that presents the question of whether wholly underwater second mortgages can be voided in bankruptcy as unsecured liens. 
October 2, 2014

YLS Veterans Clinic Wins Major Victory in Adjustment Disorder, Denial of Benefits Case

The Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic won a major victory in the case of a U.S. Veteran wrongly diagnosed with an adjustment disorder and denied benefits.
September 15, 2014

Christopher Sallon QC to Present Seminar Series on The Art & Ethics of Advocacy

Christopher Sallon QC, noted British barrister, will deliver a four-part lecture series at Yale Law School titled "The Art & Ethics of Advocacy."
July 29, 2014

Veterans Legal Services Clinic Files Lawsuit Seeking to End Discrimination Against Military Sex Assault Survivors

 Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic files suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to obtain judicial review of the VA's refusal to revise rules that discriminate against survivors of military sexual trauma.
February 11, 2014

YLS Clinics Challenge ICE Detention Policy; Judge Certifies Statewide Class Action

YLS Clinical students representing a New Haven resident and veterans currently detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement obtained a class action certification in federal court.
August 28, 2013

Professors Stephen Wizner, Carroll Lucht to Receive Community Advocate Award

JUNTA for Progressive Action, a New Haven-based non-profit serving the Latino and immigrant communities, will honor Professors Stephen Wizner and Carroll Lucht at their 44th Anniversary gala. Wizner and Lucht have served the community through legal work for decades.
December 3, 2012

Veterans Clinic Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Vietnam Vets with PTSD Denied Honorable Discharges

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Vietnam veterans who were denied honorable discharges due to undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
November 12, 2012

Bill Written by Veterans Clinic Students Among Those Signed by CT Gov. Malloy in Veterans Day Ceremony at Yale Law School - VIDEO

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing at Yale Law School on Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 12, signing among several veterans’ bills one in which Yale Law School students played a major role.
September 27, 2012

New Haven Bar Association Honors Clinical Visiting Lecturer David Rosen ’69 with Lifetime Achievement Award

The New Haven County Bar Association has selected Clinical Visiting Lecturer David Rosen ’69 to receive its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
September 13, 2012

U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to Hear Oral Argument at Yale Law School Oct. 2

The U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims will be sitting at Yale Law School on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
August 20, 2012

Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic Double Award Recipient for Work on Behalf of Latino Community

The Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School has been honored with awards from LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association for its work on behalf of the Latino community.
May 24, 2012

Fiona Doherty ’99 to Join Law School Faculty in July as Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Fiona Doherty ’99 will join the Yale Law faculty in July 2012 as a Clinical Associate Professor of Law.
May 23, 2012

JUNTA and Yale Law School Release Report on Remittance Practices in New Haven’s Immigrant Community

Junta for Progressive Action and Yale Law School’s Transnational Development Clinic have released a first-of-its kind study of remittance and banking practices among immigrants in New Haven.
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May 11, 2012

Connecticut General Assembly Passes Bill Written by Vets Clinic Students; Troubled Connecticut Veterans Will Receive Treatment Instead of Jail Time

A bill to help state veterans charged with low-level criminal offenses avoid incarceration and get back on the right track has been approved by the Connecticut House and Senate, thanks to the efforts of four members of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.
March 28, 2012

Veterans Clinic Assists Vietnam Veterans of America in Obtaining Records That Reveal Hundreds of Illegal Personality Disorder Discharges

The YLS Veterans Legal Services Clinic represented the Vietnam Veterans of America in federal Freedom of Information litigation to obtain records that reveal the military has executed hundreds of illegal Personality Disorder discharges.
February 15, 2012

Landmark Settlement in New Haven Immigration Raid Case a Victory for YLS Worker & Immigrant Rights Clinic Students

Eleven New Haven residents represented by YLS’s Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic have achieved a landmark settlement in their civil rights lawsuit against the government.
January 10, 2012

Michael Wishnie ’93 Named William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law

Michael Wishnie ’93, a clinical professor of law at Yale Law School and director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, has been named the William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
October 13, 2011

Veterans Clinic Representing Navy Veteran Suing for Benefits, Same-Sex Marriage Recognition

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School is representing a navy veteran suing for veterans’ benefits she claims were denied because of her same-sex marriage.
December 14, 2010

CED Clinic Goes to Washington, Uses Local Experience to Find Solutions to the National Foreclosure Crisis

Yale Law School can add the mortgage foreclosure crisis to the long list of critical issues its students have had the opportunity to get involved in.
December 3, 2010

New Report Part of CED Clinic Efforts to Reform the Food System

Students in the Law School’s Community and Economic Development Clinic have drafted a report aimed at helping to reform the United States Farm Bill.
November 24, 2010

YLS Clinic Students Help With Promise to New Haven College Hopefuls

Students in Yale Law School’s Community and Economic Development Clinic played a key role in the development and launch of New Haven Promise, which offers free college tuition to eligible New Haven students.
November 12, 2010

Morris Tyler Moot Court to Hear YLS Clinic Case, Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd, at Finals December 6

The finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals will be held December 6 in the Yale Law School Auditorium.
October 4, 2010

New YLS Clinic Offers Legal Assistance to Connecticut Veterans

Yale Law School has launched a new clinic to train students to address the needs of Connecticut’s military veterans.
June 30, 2010

Students in Complex Federal Litigation Clinic Win Religious Freedom Case

Students in Yale Law School’s Complex Federal Litigation Clinic claimed victory June 25 in the case, Forde v. Baird.
April 1, 2010

Yale Law Students, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Team Up To Help Haitian Earthquake Refugees

Students from Yale Law School’s clinical programs and attorneys from the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center recently teamed up to assist more than a dozen Haitian refugees being held indefinitely at a detention center in South Florida.
January 22, 2009

A Retrospective of Forty Years of Clinical Education at Yale: Liman Colloquium March 5-6

On March 5-6, 2009, the 12th annual Liman Colloquium will celebrate forty years of clinical education at Yale Law School.
April 25, 2008

Clinic Students Argue For Adequate Education To Connecticut Supreme Court

On April 22, Yale Law School’s Education Adequacy Clinic argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court that all Connecticut students have the constitutional right to an adequate education.
March 27, 2007

CED Clinic Provides Website, Other Services to Local Home for Elderly

Yale Law School’s Community and Economic Development Clinic has helped The Hannah Gray Residential Care Home launch a new website and has provided a number of other services to the Home.
December 1, 2006

Professor J. L. Pottenger Honored by Connecticut Voices for Children

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney J. L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 has been honored by Connecticut Voices for Children for his work in developing a partnership between Connecticut Voices and Yale Legislative Services.
November 30, 2006

CED Clinic Helps Client Break Ground for New Senior Housing

On November 14, 2006, St. Luke’s Senior Housing, Inc.—a client of the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic—broke ground on Josephine Jarvis Gray Senior Housing in New Haven’s Dixwell neighborhood.