Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Yale Law School News
Luis Moreno-Ocampo Delivers Inaugural Gruber Distinguished Lecture in
The man who established and successfully led the first Office of the
Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered the inaugural Gruber
Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School on January 28.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo spoke on the topic, “The
Office of the Chief Prosecutor: The Challenges of the Inaugural Years.”
The Gruber Lecture was preceded by a related panel discussion on “The
Rome Statute, the ICC, and the Pursuit of Justice” and followed by a panel
on “Creating War Crimes.”
Harold Hongju Koh Named Sterling Professor of International Law
Former Yale Law School Dean
Harold Hongju Koh, who recently returned to Yale Law School after serving
for more than three years as
Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State, has been named a Sterling
Professor of International Law. The Sterling Professorships are among the
highest honors bestowed on Yale faculty.
Cristina Rodríguez ’00 Joins Yale Law School Faculty as Professor of Law
Cristina Rodríguez ’00 joined the Yale Law School faculty as a professor of
law, effective January 28. She will teach constitutional law, administrative
law, and immigration law at YLS.
An expert on the effects of immigration on society and culture, as well as the
legal and political strategies societies adopt to absorb immigrant populations,
Rodríguez comes to Yale Law School from the U.S. Department of Justice, where
she was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel.
John D. Morley ’06 to Join Yale Law School Faculty as Associate Professor of
Dean Robert Post ’77 has announced the appointment of John D. Morley ’06 to
the Yale Law School faculty. He will join as an associate professor of law,
effective July 1, 2013.
Morley, an expert in organizational law and investment management, is
currently an associate professor of law at the University of Virginia School of
Law. In 2012, he was named director of the school’s Law & Business Program,
which integrates business and legal analysis in the law school classroom.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Alumni Weekend 2013:
Mark your calendar for October 4-6, 2013
Although reunion is still more than seven months away, preparations for the
weekend are already in full swing. We hope you’ll be able to return to the Law
School to join the festivities and panel discussions surrounding the theme of
“Global Constitutionalism.” Classes graduating in years ending in “3” and “8”
will be celebrating special reunions, but all alumni are welcome back to the Law
School. Updates to the schedule and information about hotel accommodations and
registration will be posted on the
Alumni Weekend 2013 website as the weekend approaches.
In the meantime,
regional groups across the U.S. have a variety of upcoming events planned
for area alums. From Chicago to Boston to New York City to Washington, DC, to
Los Angeles, Portland, and San Francisco, alumni gather regularly for theater
events, dinner talks by local area alums, happy hours, faculty talks, and
athletic events. Please visit the
YLS Alumni Events web page frequently for full details on upcoming events.
News from Student Organizations and Journals
Many of the student organizations at the Law School have their own web pages
with information about recent and upcoming events. A list of these student
organizations and links to their pages can be found
YLJ Volume 123 Editorial Board Announced
The Yale Law Journal is pleased to announce the selection of its
Volume 123 editorial
board. To receive updates on new content and other news from YLJ, please
sign up for the monthly publicity newsletter
or the YLJ
alumni mailing list.
Yale Environmental Law Association Conference
Registration is now open for
the Yale Environmental Law Association’s 2013
New Directions in Environmental Law Conference. This year’s conference
(the theme of which is "The Power of Voice”) will take place on March 2 at Yale
Law School. Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone editor and environmental
writer, will deliver the keynote address. Conference participants will examine
who and what motivates changes in environmental law and policy and the
mechanisms that different actors employ to pursue and achieve that change.
For additional information, please contact conference chair
Casey Arnold or visit the conference
APALSA/NALSA/SALSA Alumni Dinner
On April 12 the Asian
Pacific American Law Students Association, the Native
American Law Students Association (formerly PANA), and the South Asian Law
Students Association will be hosting their Biannual Alumni Banquet. The Hon.
Goodwin Liu ’98, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, will be
guest of honor for the event. All alumni are invited to attend. Please contact Aditi
Eleswarapu for more information.
BLSA Alumni Dinner
The Yale Black Law
Students Association will host its fifth Alumni Dinner on April 6 in New
Haven. The Alumni Dinner will honor Clifford Alexander, Jr. '58 with the Jane M.
Bolin '31 Service Award, in memory of YLS graduate Jane Matilda Bolin. Alumni
will have the opportunity to reconnect with their classmates and meet current
BLSA students. Details of the event will be available on the YBLSA
website, and alumni interested in attending should email Jeannette
LLSA Alumni Dinner
On March 9, Yale Law School's
Latina/o Law Students Association (LLSA) will host its eighth annual Alumni
Achievement Award Dinner (formerly the Public Service Award Dinner). The dinner
is a prestigious ceremony initiated by LLSA to recognize and celebrate a
Latina/o alum for his or her distinguished record of achievement, leadership
and public service. This year, LLSA will honor new YLS faculty member
Cristina M. Rodríguez ’00 with its Alumni Achievement Award. Please contact
Andrea Nill Sánchez
and Roberto Saldaña, or
alumni outreach chair,
if you are interested in attending the dinner.
Also of Note
Student Affairs Has New Associate Dean, New Offices
Kathleen B. Overly recently joined the Law School as Associate Dean overseeing
Student Life and Career Development. Kathleen came to YLS from the University of
Pennsylvania where she was Associate Director for Student Development. Shortly
after Kathleen’s arrival, the
Student Affairs Office moved to Ruttenberg Hall, directly above the Career
Development Office. The new location allows a single destination for a variety
of student needs such as academic advising, personal counseling, student group
and journal needs, and event planning and reimbursements.
40 Ashmun Street: An Update on Space
Sense of community is, and always has been, an important part of the YLS
mission. For years, dormitory living in the Sterling Law Building was essential
to the community of student life. Today, the spaces once used to house students
within the Sterling Law Building are used for the expanded offerings designed to
help Yale Law School students receive the best education and best support
possible— academic centers and clinical offices, faculty and administrative
offices, and space for students to work collaboratively on journals and student
Yale University President-Elect Peter Salovey has recently reiterated the
University’s commitment to releasing the remaining three floors of 40 Ashmun
Street to the Law School in 2018 for residential
Career Development Office Gains Director of Alumni and Alternative
The Law School’s
Career Development Office (CDO) has many resources to assist alumni seeking
career advice. CDO's attorney counselors have extensive experience in numerous
areas of legal practice. The most recent addition to the CDO staff is Anna
Leach-Proffer, who was recently named Director of Alumni and Alternative
Careers. Anna focuses her counseling on
alumni, LL.M. students, and students interested in business and other
Alumni may schedule appointments with a CDO counselor by calling 203 432-1676
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating “Savvy Financial Aid Consumers” — Financial Aid Office
Offers Ongoing Counseling for Students and Alumni
The Financial Aid Office has extended the outreach of its financial literacy
initiative with a Financial Literacy Lunch Series for students with interactive
workshops on a variety of financial management topics presented by experts in
The office also offers one-on-one counseling to students and alumni. Financial
Aid Officers naturally keep in close contact with graduated YLS students through
the 10-year eligibility of the
COAP program, but all alumni are welcome to
reach out to the office any time. Perhaps a life circumstance has
changed which allows a faster repayment of your loans? Or you would like
to know the best way to restructure your loan repayment given a newfound family
commitment? Or you just need assistance negotiating the ever-evolving
federal repayment programs (like the new federal
Pay As You Earn program which just began in December).
To read more about the
Financial Aid Office and its outreach initiatives, visit the
Financial Aid Office blog.
Are you interested in becoming a member of the YLSA Executive
Executive Committee members serve a three-year term, and are invited to
meetings in New Haven each spring and fall. The Committee serves as an informal
alumni sounding board, and is a very interesting way to reconnect with YLS and
other alumni and learn more about YLS today.
More details about the Committee can be found on the
Alumni web pages. The new Executive Committee members will be selected by
some of the current Executive Committee members during their meeting this
spring. New members will begin their terms on July 1, 2013. If you are
interested in being considered for the Committee, please
email us and attach a copy of a bio or call 203 432-1690 by February 28. We
think you'll enjoy it!
Videos and Podcasts of Recent Lectures
Recent additions to the Law School’s
streaming video and
podcast collections include the inaugural lecture of Tom Tyler, Macklin
Fleming Professor of Law. Professor Tyler spoke on “Legitimacy
in Everyday Law.”
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