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Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) links law students with individuals and organizations in need of legal help who cannot afford private attorneys.

 

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March 3, 2014

YLS Clinic Files Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Vietnam Veterans with PTSD

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of Vietnam Veterans who developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during their military service and received an other than honorable discharge.
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February 26, 2014

ICE Drops Deportation Cases for Two Connecticut Residents Represented by WIRAC Clinic

Two Connecticut residents represented by clinical students at YLS recently withdrew a lawsuit filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) in U.S. District Court as part of a settlement negotiated with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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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.
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February 7, 2014

Veterans Legal Services Clinic Assists Purple Heart Recipient Seeking Discharge Upgrade

Earlier this week, a federal judge denied the Army’s effort to have the case of William Dolphin, a disabled Vietnam combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient, thrown out of court. 
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January 23, 2014

YLS Clinical Students Featured in Daily Show Segment on Veterans and PTSD

YLS Clinical students are featured on a segment of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart discussing a lawsuit involving Vietnam veterans with PTSD seeking benefits from the VA.
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December 30, 2013

New Study Analyzes Military Job Training of Connecticut Veterans

A new report co-authored by the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic is believed to be the first in the nation to examine data vital to state veteran employment initiatives. 
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November 21, 2013

Veterans Clinic Client Sues Army Over False “Adjustment Disorder” Diagnosis, Denial of Retirement Benefits

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, U.S. Army National Guard veteran William Cowles is challenging the illegal denial of his application for medical retirement and asserts that the Army hastily discharged him based on an erroneous diagnosis of adjustment disorder when he should have been medically retired for post-traumatic stress disorder. 
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November 12, 2013

Veterans Legal Services Clinic Files Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of Deported U.S. Veteran

Students from the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a lawsuit on behalf of a recently deported U.S. Army veteran battling to return home to his family.

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November 7, 2013

Report Prepared by Law School Veterans Clinic Finds VA Discriminates Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Report finds that VA Offices Vary Widely in Treatment of Veterans Disability Claims, Male Survivors Face Additional Hurdles. 
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November 4, 2013

Veterans Clinic Settles Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of Vietnam Veteran

Disabled Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star recipient represented by YLS Veterans Clinic wins recognition of Honorable Service
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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.
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August 16, 2013

Veterans Legal Services Clinic, Sen. Richard Blumenthal ’73 call on VA to Grant Equal Rights to Same-Sex Veteran Couples

Students from the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and Senator Richard Blumenthal '73 hold a press conference to call on Veterans Affairs to grant equal rights to same-sex veterans couples.
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July 3, 2013

Yale Law School Clinic Represents Veterans in Petition to VA

Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic has petitioned the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create new regulations governing the adjudication of disability claims for veterans who were raped or sexually assaulted in the military.
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February 9, 2013

Michael J. Wishnie ’93 to Discuss Resistance and Regeneration in William O. Douglas Inaugural Lecture

Michael J. Wishnie's ’93, will present his inaugural lecture as the William O. Douglas Clinicial Professor of Law Monday, April 8, 2013.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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April 30, 2012

Haiti, cholera and the U.N.—A Commentary by Jane Chong ’13 and Muneer I. Ahmad

Muneer I. Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Jane Chong ’13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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April 1, 2011

Transnational Development Clinic to Host Panel Discussion on Street Vendor Rights

On April 7, 2011, the Transnational Development Clinic at Yale Law School will host a panel discussion on the conditions and legal challenges faced by street vendors around the world.
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December 17, 2010

Professor Jean Koh Peters to Discuss Dignity, Voice, Story in Jan. 24 Inaugural Lecture

Jean Koh Peters will present her inaugural lecture as the Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law on January 24, 2011.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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June 4, 2009

Muneer I. Ahmad Appointed Clinical Professor of Law

Muneer I. Ahmad, professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law and a specialist in immigration law and international human rights, will join the Yale Law School faculty on July 1, 2009, as a clinical professor of law.
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April 28, 2009

YLS students secure $11.5 Million Refinancing for Shaw’s Supermarket Plaza

Yale Law School clinic students played a major role in the revitalization of New Haven's Greater Dwight neighborhood by overseeing the $11.5 million refinancing of the Shaw’s Shopping Center.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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