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Fall 2009 E-Newsletter

Thursday November 19, 2009


Welcome to the first-ever electronic newsletter for Yale Law School alumni. We hope you will enjoy receiving this quarterly newsletter, which will include updates from New Haven and news of alumni gatherings around the world.

Alumni News

Alumni Weekend 2009 Highlights

More than 1,000 graduates and their guests spent the weekend of October 16-18 in New Haven, reuniting with former classmates and faculty members. The weekend was filled with panel discussions on courts and regulation, the regulatory process, and regulation in health care, the economy, and the environment. Former Dean Harold Hongju Koh (who is now serving as State Department Legal Adviser) was honored with the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit. Tribute was also paid to the late Professor Thomas I. Emerson '31. And Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor '79 participated in a conversation with Professor Kate Stith. To learn more about the weekend's activities and to view photos and videos visit the Alumni Weekend 2009 website.
Also, remember to Save the Date! Alumni Weekend 2010 will take place October 8-10, 2010.

Chairs Conferred on Harold Hongju Koh, Oona Hathaway '97, and Jean Koh Peters

Three chairs have been conferred on Yale Law School faculty members by the Yale Corporation. Former dean Harold Hongju Koh, who served as the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law since 1993, has assumed the inaugural Martin R. Flug '55 Professorship of International Law. Koh is currently serving as Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and will resume teaching at Yale Law School when his public service ends. Oona Hathaway '97 has assumed the Smith Chair that Koh vacated. Jean Koh Peters, through the generosity of Jane Goldman, a daughter of the late Sol and Lillian Goldman, assumes the Sol Goldman Clinical Professorship.
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Frank Talk: LSO Updates and Events

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization Student Board is pleased to announce the release of the first issue of Frank Talk, a periodic newsletter of LSO updates and events. The current issue is available on the LSO webpage. If you wish to receive future issues of Frank Talk via email and learn more about clinic activities, please send your request to

YLS Launches Redesigned Website

The Law School has just unveiled a newly redesigned website. Among the highlights of the new design are a redesigned homepage that better highlights our news, featured events, and media content; an updated visual layout that follows current web design standards; improved navigational aids; and improved readability.

YLJ Launches New Online Journal

The Yale Law Journal is pleased to present its new online platform, The Yale Law Journal Online. YLJ Online will continue the Journal's mission of providing accessible and substantive scholarship through the online medium. It offers originalessayson timely and novel legal developments and responses to articles in the print Journal, as well as adapted lectures and recordings/podcasts of featured pieces.

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Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Upcoming alumni events include a Southern California discussion with Davan Maharaj '95 MSL, Managing Editor of the Los Angeles Times; and a Boston reception with Dean Robert Post '77. For full details about these events and to see what else the Alumni Office has planned visit the Alumni Events page.

Law School Conferences

Upcoming conferences include:
Rebellious Lawyering
February 19-21, 2010
The Thirteenth Annual Liman Colloquium, "Imprisoned"
March 4 and 5, 2010

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