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Winter 2010 E-Newsletter

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yale Law School News

Justice Breyer Visits YLS

The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was at Yale Law School on Monday, February 15, and Tuesday, February 16, to discuss the topic, “Making the Constitution Work: A Supreme Court Justice’s View.” Streaming videos and podcasts of Justice Breyer’s lectures are now available on the Yale Law School website and Yale’s YouTube channel.

“Imprisoned” — Liman Public Interest Colloquium March 4 & 5

The Thirteenth Annual Liman Colloquium, “Imprisoned,” will be held at Yale Law School on March 4 and 5, 2010. The Colloquium, co-sponsored by Yale Law School, the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund, the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, will examine the changing populations, rules, and enduring problems of prisons. The event will also specially honor Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney Brett Dignam, who has taught the Prison Legal Services clinic at Yale since the early 1990s. More information, including the schedule and online registration, is available on the Colloquium website.

Dan Freed Memorial Service to take place April 18

Yale Law School Professor Emeritus Daniel J. Freed ’51, a pioneer in the criminal justice process and a key figure in the development of clinical education at the Law School, died Sunday, January 17, 2010, in New York. He was 82. Freed was Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law and Its Administration, specializing in sentencing and criminal justice administration. He died of renal and congestive heart failure. A memorial service for Professor Freed will be held at Yale Law School at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. For more information, please email Georganne Rogers in the Dean’s Office. | Article |

YLS Joins in Haiti Relief Efforts

The Yale Law School community organized a special fundraising effort for Haiti relief efforts earlier this month. Students took part in a donation challenge and all-school party that together raised more than $21,000. Beyond the financial support, Yale Law School students also organized a panel discussion to consider the future of Haiti and are examining ways to support legal programs related to Haiti.
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Online Seminar Series: “Career Transitions Part III - Alternative Legal Careers”

Join the Career Development Office (CDO) for the Alumni Online Seminar Series: “Career Transitions Part III - Alternative Legal Careers” hosted on Friday, March 19 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm EST. If you are interested in participating live in this program, please RSVP to and type “yes to online seminar” in the subject line and we will send you the necessary instructions. Recorded versions of Part I and II of the Career Transition series are available on the CDO webpage.

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Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Upcoming alumni events around the country . . . and the world! There are lots of interesting alumni activities being planned for the spring, ranging from a museum visit with a discussion about art law, to a reception with Dean Post. Early spring events are in the works for YLS alumni groups in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Houston, Miami, Minnesota, PenJerDel, and Southern California. Be on the lookout for more information! Also, details of the YLS gathering in Geneva, Switzerland on June 30 – July 2 soon will be sent to all alumni. “Bookmark” the YLS Alumni Events webpage, so that you can get details of these—and other—alumni events as the plans evolve. We look forward to YLS gatherings worldwide!

Law School Conferences

YJIL Conference
Government Lawyering and International Law
February 26

Corporate Law Weil, Gotshal & Manges Roundtable
“Corporate Criminal Liability: What, Why, and How”
March 26

Bernstein Symposium
“The Future of Development: Human Rights and International Aid Beyond the Economic Crisis”
April 8-9

Developing Food Policy: U.S. & International Perspectives
April 16-17

The 3rd Annual Black Law Student Association Alumni Dinner honoring Rhonda Joy McLean '83, Deputy General Counsel at Time Inc., Co-Chair of the New York Women's Foundation board of directors, and former President of the Yale Law School Executive Committee
Saturday, April 10
6 pm, Omni Hotel
For questions, or to RSVP, please email the BLSA Alumni Committee or call (860) 670–2954.

Latino Law Student Association Annual Public Service Award Dinner honoring Gerald Torres '77, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Saturday, May 1
6 pm, Union League Café
Please contact Andres Idarraga, Alumni Chair with questions.

| Full List of Conferences |

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Of Special Note

YLS Executive Committee

Are you interested in becoming a member of the YLS Executive Committee? 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 fun and interesting way to reconnect with YLS and other alumni. More details about the Committee can be found on the Alumni web pages.
New members will begin their terms on July 1, 2010. If you are interested in being considered for the Committee, or just want more information about it, please email us or call (203) 432–1690 by Wednesday, March 17. We think you’ll enjoy it!

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