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Welcome to the Yale Law School News & Events page.  Below you will find highlights of activities by Yale Law School faculty, students and alumni—on campus and around the globe.  The RSS link above will allow you to subscribe to the News Feed using your preferred feed reader. 
April 16, 2014

Anika Singh Lemar to Join Yale Law School Faculty

Anika Singh Lemar is currently a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Previously, while in private practice in New Haven, she represented clients in land use matters, affordable housing development, and urban revitalization efforts. 
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April 15, 2014

Soros Fellowships Awarded to Three YLS Students

Two current Yale Law School students and one incoming student have been named Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellows for 2014. 
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April 10, 2014

Valerie Belair-Gagnon Named Executive Director of YLS Information Society Project

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has announced the appointment of Valerie Belair-Gagnon as its new executive director, effective June 1, 2014. Belair-Gagnon will assume her new responsibilities following the departure of Margot Kaminski ’10, who has served as executive director since 2011.
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April 9, 2014

Yale Law Students Chosen for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Rose Goldberg ’15 and Devorah Toren ’16 have been selected by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics to participate in a two-week program for future law professionals this summer. 
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April 9, 2014

Admiral Gary Roughead, Former Chief Of Naval Operations, to Deliver Lecture on the Role of Navies in the 21st Century

Admiral Gary Roughead, a four-star admiral who recently retired as the United States' Chief of Naval Operations, will deliver a lecture entitled "Sea Power and National Security in the 21st Century: Why Navies Matter" at Yale Law School on Thursday, April 17. The lecture, which will take place from 4:10-5:30 p.m. in Room 128, is open to the public.
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April 8, 2014

Yale Law School Announces 41 Public Interest Fellowship Recipients for 2014-2015

Yale Law School is proud to congratulate the 41 students and recent graduates who, as of March 2014, have been named recipients of public interest fellowships for 2014-2015. 
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April 4, 2014

Faculty, Fellows, Alumni Pay Tribute to Robert L. Bernstein

Yale Law School faculty, former and current Bernstein fellows, colleagues, alumni, and Bernstein family members gathered for the tribute to Bernstein—a man who has devoted his life to the defense of freedom of expression and the protection of victims of injustice and abuse throughout the world. 
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April 3, 2014

Justice Antonin Scalia Visits the Law School, Meets with Student Groups

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visited Yale Law School on Thursday, April 3, meeting with the Yale Law Federalist Society, students, and members of the faculty.
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March 30, 2014

Yale Trial Advocacy Team Wins National Championship

For the first time in 35 years, Yale Law School won the National Trial Competition, a nationwide tournament testing trial advocacy abilities. More than 300 teams competed in the tournament at the regional level. The 28 teams that won their regional tournaments were offered a spot at the national championship held in Austin, Texas. After six trials in three days, culminating in the championship round against Loyola L.A., Yale was awarded the national title.
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March 27, 2014

Former Ambassador/General Karl Eikenberry to Deliver Lecture on Afghanistan

Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Commanding General of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, will deliver a lecture titled "The End of America's Long War and the Future of Afghanistan" at Yale Law School on Thursday, April 10, 2014. 
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March 26, 2014

Lowenstein Clinic Releases Two Reports on Homelessness

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, in conjunction with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, has recently released two reports on homelessness in the United States. 
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March 25, 2014

Liman Colloquium: Punishment, Circa 2014: The State of Corrections

The seventeenth annual Liman Public Interest Colloquium, Isolation and Reintegration: Punishment Circa 2014, will be held at Yale Law School on April 3, 2014. 
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March 25, 2014

Professor Harold Koh Honored with Frederick K. Cox Humanitarian Award

Professor Harold Koh received the 2014 Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice on March 18 at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
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March 20, 2014

Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert Scheduled for April 6

Yale Law School and Yale University Bands will pay tribute to the late Yale Law School Professor and jazz musician Stan Wheeler during a concert on April 7. 
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March 19, 2014

Critical Race Theory Conference Scheduled for April 5

With the nation marking the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, students and scholars will come together to examine current issues involving critical race theory at the 2014 conference.
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March 14, 2014

Professor Quintin Johnstone ’51 JSD Honored by the Connecticut Bar Association

The Connecticut Bar Association recently announced that Professor Quintin Johnstone ’51 JSD, Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School, will be awarded its Tapping Reeve Legal Educator Award. 
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March 10, 2014

Yale ISP to Host Conference on Innovation Law March 30, 2014

Yale ISP will host a conference titled "Innovation Law Beyond IP," on March 30, 2014. The conference is sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology.
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March 6, 2014

Bernstein Symposium to Focus on Street Activism and Human Rights

This year’s Bernstein Symposium, to be held at Yale Law School on March 27 and 28, 2014, will center on discussion of “Human Rights in the Streets.” 
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March 5, 2014

Robert C. Post ’77 Reappointed Dean of Yale Law School

Yale University President Peter Salovey has announced the reappointment of Robert C. Post ’77 as Dean of Yale Law School and Sol and Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, effective July 1, 2014, for a term of three years. 
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March 4, 2014

Liman Program Submits Statement for Senate Hearing on Reassessing Solitary Confinement II

Hope Metcalf, Director of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, and Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, submitted a statement for the hearing record titled “The Policies Governing Isolation in U.S. Prisons.” 
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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 27, 2014

Former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg ’78 to Lecture on U.S.-China Relations

James B. Steinberg ’78, a leading foreign policy expert who served as Deputy Secretary of State under Hillary Clinton '73, will deliver a Distinguished Lecture at Yale Law School on Thursday, March 6. 
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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 25, 2014

Seven Yale Graduates Selected as the 2014-15 Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellows

The new Gruber fellows will work to advance the rights of diverse populations in a multitude of settings, including China, Latin America, Myanmar/Burma, Antigua and Barbuda, and the United States.
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February 25, 2014

Migrant Interdiction Conference Will Explore the Legacy of Sale v. Haitian Centers Council

Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and Alexander Aleinikoff ’77, Deputy High Commissioner, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, will deliver the conference’s keynote addresses. 
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February 24, 2014

Corporate Law Roundtable to take place March 7

Leading corporate lawyers, members of the business and investment communities, public officials, and scholars will gather at Yale Law School on Friday, March 7 for the 15th annual Weil, Gotshal and Manges Rountable. 
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February 20, 2014

Dr. Shirin Ebadi to Deliver Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice

Dr. Shirin Ebadi, a Nobel Laureate and the first woman president of Tehran’s city court, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School. Ebadi's Lecture is entitled "Human Rights in the Muslim World."
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February 19, 2014

MIT Professor Andrew W. Lo to Deliver John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on April 7, 2014

Professor Andrew W. Loh will deliver the 2013-2014 John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture at Yale Law School on Monday, April 7, 2014.
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February 19, 2014

New Directions in Environmental Law Conference Scheduled for March 1

This year’s conference, planned by students at Yale Law School and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, takes as its theme “Breaking the Stalemate.” 
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February 18, 2014

Yale Law Journal Symposium to Explore the Meaning of the Civil Rights Revolution

The symposium will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and will coincide with the publication of Yale Law School Professor Bruce Ackerman’s We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution
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February 14, 2014

Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein to Speak on NSA Surveillance on Feb. 20

Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, will speak at Yale Law School on Thursday, February 20, about the report on NSA surveillance delivered by the President’s Review Group. 
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February 12, 2014

Yale ISP Law Enforcement and Hacking Conference Scheduled for February 18

A conference on Law Enforcement and Hacking will take place at Yale Law School on February 18, 2014. The conference is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
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February 11, 2014

Professor Alec Stone Sweet Gives Keynote Address at the Annual Seminar of the European Court of Human Rights

Professor Stone Sweet’s address, titled “From the Point of View of National Judiciaries: The Role of National Courts in the Implementation of the Court’s Judgments,” was delivered on the occasion of the Solemn Hearing of the Court on the Opening of the New Judicial Year, 2014. 
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February 11, 2014

Rare Book Bindings Revealed by New Imaging Technology

 A new exhibit of books in the Lillian Goldman Law Library is showcasing how modern technology can bring historical details and artwork to light.
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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 10, 2014

Global Health Case Competition to Take Place Feb. 15

The second annual Yale Global Health Case Competition will take place on Saturday, February 15 from 9 - 4 pm. at the Yale School of Public Health. 
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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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February 4, 2014

Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 Delivers the James A. Thomas Lecture at Yale Law School

Justice  Sotomayor ’79 returned to Yale Law School February 3, 2014 for a conversation on her jurisprudence with Linda Greenhouse M.S.L., Knight Distinguished Journalist-in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 31, 2014

2014 Middle East Legal Studies Seminar Focused on “Transformations”

Yale Law School’s Middle East Legal Studies Seminar celebrated the 17th year since its founding with a meeting this January in New Haven. As in past years, the seminar brought together scholars, students, jurists, and practicing lawyers for high-level discussions of legal issues relevant to the Middle East. 
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January 30, 2014

Letters from YLS Dean and Faculty on Proposed ABA Requirement

Recently the American Bar Association proposed a standard that would require 15 units of experiential learning for all law students before graduating. 
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January 29, 2014

Switzerland tops the 2014 Environmental Performance Index

The 2014 Environmental Performance Index was released by Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and support from the Samuel Family Foundation and the McCall MacBain Foundation.
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January 28, 2014

Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe to Deliver Sherrill Lecture on Feb. 17, Panel Discussion on Feb. 18

The 2013-2014 Sherrill Lecture will feature Oliver Dutheillet de Lamothe, a former Justice of the French Constitutional Council, on Feb. 17, 2014.
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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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January 22, 2014

Rebellious Lawyering Conference Marks 20th Anniversary on Feb. 21-22

The 20th annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference will take place on February 21-22 at Yale Law School.
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January 22, 2014

YLS Professor Akhil Amar ’84 to Teach Open Online Course

Four of Yale’s most distinguished scholars are inaugurating the University’s new free online course program. Among them is Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, whose online course on “Constitutional Law” begins on January 27. 
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January 15, 2014

Yale Health Law and Policy Society Conference to Take Place on February 8th

The first ever Yale Health Law and Policy Society Conference will take place on February 8, 2014 at Yale Law School. The conference will examine the implementation of the new Health Insurance Exchange Law.
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January 13, 2014

New Clinic Report Calls for Reform of South Africa’s Compensation System for Mine Workers Suffering from Lung Disease

The 69-page report, Fulfilling Broken Promises: Reforming the Century-Old Compensation System for Occupational Lung Disease in the South African Mining Sector, analyzes the failures of the South African compensation system for mine workers with occupational lung disease. 
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January 10, 2014

Commencement Exercises Scheduled For May 19, 2014, at the William K. Lanman Center

Events begin at 10:30 a.m. with University Commencement exercises on Old Campus. Law School Commencement follows at approximately noon in the William K. Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

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January 2, 2014

Professor John Langbein Honored for Legal Writing

Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History John Langbein was selected as a 2013 Honoree for Exemplary Writing by The Green Bag, a quarterly journal dedicated to good writing about the law. 
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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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December 18, 2013

MFIA Clinic Files Lawsuit to Compel Disclosure of Documents Related to International Intellectual Property Trade Negotiations

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, part of Yale ISP, has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Trade Representative seeking to compel meaningful disclosure regarding the secret negotiations over the intellectual property rules in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
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December 13, 2013

Yale Law School Sets Record with Seven Students, Alumni Awarded Skadden Fellowships

Seven Yale Law School students and alumni have been awarded prestigious Skadden Public Interest Fellowships, setting a new record for the most fellowships awarded in a single year.
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December 11, 2013

Lowenstein Clinic Releases Report on Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School and Plan UK, a global charity working with children and communities to ensure children’s rights, recently published a report, “Before Their Time: Challenges to Implementing the Prohibition Against Child Marriage in Sierra Leone.” 
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December 6, 2013

Yale Law Clinic Scores Legal Victory in Battle Over Quality Education in Connecticut

Yale Law clinic students scored a victory in court when a state trial judge rejected a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit challenging the adequacy and equity of education provided in Connecticut's public schools.
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December 4, 2013

2013 Doctoral Scholarship Conference Dec. 6-7 at Yale Law School

The third annual Doctoral Scholarship Conference will take place at Yale Law School on Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2013. The conference will explore the relationship between law and uncertainty.
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November 25, 2013

Professor Michael J. Graetz Receives National Tax Association Award, Updates Competitive Tax Plan

Professor Michael J. Graetz received the Daniel M. Holland Medal during last week's annual conference of the National Tax Association. Graetz also presented his “Competitive Tax Plan” at the academic conference. 
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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 13, 2013

Professor Reva Siegel Elected Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History

The Society’s Honorary Fellowship recognizes distinguished historians whose scholarship has shaped the broad discipline of legal history and influenced the work of others. 
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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

Extraordinary Commitment Will Return Residential Living to Yale Law School

A $25 million dollar gift commitment from Robert C. and Christina Baker will return residential living to the Law School.
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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 7, 2013

Professor Richard H. Pildes to Deliver Elliot Lecture on the Decline of American Government

Professor Richard H. Pildes will deliver the 2012-13 Ralph Gregory Elliot Lecture on Nov. 18, 2013. The lecture is titled "Romanticizing Democracy and the Decline of American Government."
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November 5, 2013

Professors Judith Resnik, Dennis Curtis ’66 to Receive 2014 Biennial Book Award from the Order of the Coif

Professors Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis ’66 have been selected as winners for the Order of the Coif Book Award for their work, Representing Justice.
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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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October 30, 2013

Tom Rubin, Chief IP Strategy Counsel at Microsoft, to Discuss Copyright on November 11

Tom Rubin, Chief Intellectual Property Strategy Counsel at Microsoft, will deliver an address titled “Achieving Copyright at the Speed of Light” on Monday, November 11, at 12 pm in Room 129 at Yale Law School. 
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October 29, 2013

Inaugural Craig Wasserman ’86/ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Alumni Breakfast Held Oct. 17

The inaugural Craig Wasserman '86/ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz corporate law breakfast program for alumni was held on October 17 in New York City. 
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October 24, 2013

Professor Neal Katyal ’95 to Deliver Dean’s Lecture on The Architecture of Government

Neal Katyal '95 will deliver a Dean's Lecture on November 4, 2013 titled "The Architecture of Government: Institutionalizing Dissent."
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October 16, 2013

UN Special Rapporteurs to Discuss Drone Killings, Cultural Rights at Yale Law School

UN Rapporteurs will give two talks on drone killings and cultural rights as part of an event organized by the Information Society Project's Foreign Affairs in the Internet Age Initiative.
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October 10, 2013

Zainab Salbi to Deliver the 2013 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights

Zainab Salbi, the founder of Women for Women International, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights on "Empowering Voice, Engendering Change."
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October 5, 2013

Secretary Clinton '73 Receives Award of Merit at the Yale Law School Alumni Weekend

Secretary Hillary Clinton '73 Recevied the Award of Merit at the Yale Law School Alumni Weekend on Oct. 5, 2013.
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October 3, 2013

New Yale Law Library Exhibit Features Books Once Owned by Notable Judges and Lawyers

A new exhibit at the Lillian Goldman Law Library features books once owned by notable judges and lawyers. The collection comes from Bryan A. Garner, the world's leading legal lexicographer.
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September 24, 2013

Ambassador Marwan Muasher to deliver the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture

The first Jordan Ambassador to the State of Israel, Marwan Muasher, will give the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
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September 23, 2013

Stanley Milgram Library Exhibit, Conference Will Examine his Legacy and Influence on Law and Social Psychology

The Lillian Goldman Law Library will feature a new exhibit on the work of former Yale University social psychologist Stanley Milgram on October 11, 2013.
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September 19, 2013

Professor Bernard Haykel to Deliver the Inaugural Dallah Albaraka Lecture on Islamic Law & Civilization on Sept. 24

The Dallah Albaraka Lectures on Islamic Law & Civilization will begin this fall at Yale Law School.
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September 18, 2013

Yale Law Clinic Continues Fight for Quality Education Access in Connecticut

Students from the Education Adequacy Project Clinic are advocating for the right of all schoolchildren to have access to an adequate education.
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September 17, 2013

Sullivan & Cromwell Conference on Challenges in Financial Services to Feature Daniel K. Tarullo

The Sullivan & Cromwell Conference on Challenges in Global Financial Services will feature a keynote address by Daniel K. Tarullo, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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September 16, 2013

Abrams Institute Celebrates Constitution Day with Floyd Abrams Book Talk

The Yale Information Society Project will host a talk on Tuesday, September 17, with Floyd Abrams.
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September 16, 2013

Robert H. Bork’s Influence on Antitrust Law to be Discussed at September Conference

A conference examining the legacy and influence fo Robert H. Bork will take place on September 27 and 28th at Yale Law School.
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September 12, 2013

Professor Elizabeth Anderson to Deliver the 2013-2014 Arthur Allen Leff Lecture

Professor Elizabeth Anderson will deliver the 2013-2014 Arthur Allen Leff Lecture at Yale Law School on Sept. 30. The title of the lecture is “Social Movements, Experiments in Living, and Moral Progress: Case Studies from Britain’s Abolition of Slavery.”
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September 12, 2013

Climate Change and the ICJ: Seeking an Advisory Opinion on Transboundary Harm

Yale Law Student Halley Epstein '14 writes about a new report published by Professor Douglas Kysar that focuses on Palau's campaign to secure an advisory legal opinion from the International Court of Justice
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September 6, 2013

Professor Daron Acemoglu to Deliver 2013-2014 Winter Lecture on Corporate Law and Governance

Professor of Economics at MIT Daron Acemoglu will deliver the 2013-2014 Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture on Corporate Law and Governance at Yale Law School on September 23, 2013.
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September 5, 2013

Faculty Commentary: Yale Law Professors Weigh in on Syria Debate

A roundup of commentaries and interviews about Syria from Yale Law School faculty members.
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September 3, 2013

Dean Robert Post '77 Welcomes the Class of 2016 to Yale Law School

Dean Robert C. Post '77 delivers the convocation address to incoming Yale Law students marking the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.
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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 26, 2013

ABA Honors Professor Jerry Mashaw, Alumnus Kevin Stack ’97 with Administrative Law Award

Professors Jerry L. Mashaw and Kevin M. Stack ’97 have been jointly chosen for the American Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Scholarship Award for best published work in administrative law. 
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August 21, 2013

BJ Ard ’10 and Esteve Sanz Named Thomson Reuters Fellows

Thomson Reuters Fellows work closely with Yale faculty and staff studying cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, technology and media.
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August 19, 2013

Watch Live: Secretary Hillary Clinton ’73 to Receive Award of Merit Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

The 2013 Alumni Weekend will feature panel discussions led by YLS faculty, tours of the Lillian Goldman Library, and an address by Hillary Rodham Clinton '73 who will be receiving the prestigious Award of Merit.
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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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August 14, 2013

President Bill Clinton ’73, Patricia Wald ’51 to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former President Bill Clinton ’73 and appellate judge Patricia Wald ’51 have been named as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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August 6, 2013

New Report Holds U.N. Responsible for Haitian Cholera Epidemic

Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health release report containing the first comprehensive analysis of the cholera epidemic in Haiti.
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July 29, 2013

Liman Program Publishes Research on Policies Governing Isolation in State and Federal Prisons

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School has published research on policies that govern isolation in state and federal prisons.
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July 23, 2013

Yale Law School’s Liman Program Research Helps to Produce Changes in Prison Visiting Policies

Research on prison visitation policies conducted by students at Yale Law School has been cited in a change in Utah prison policy.
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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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June 26, 2013

Faculty Commentary: Supreme Court Opinions on Marriage Equality, the Voting Rights Act, and Affirmative Action

Yale Law School faculty members and lecturers have been quoted about recent Supreme Court decisions on a number of highly watched cases.
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June 25, 2013

YLS Professor Drew Days III, Other Scholars Release Statement on Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling

Professor Drew Days joins other Scholars to release a statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in an affirmative action case.
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June 21, 2013

Open Science Initiative Developed by YLS Associate Professor David Grewal '02 and Stanford Bioengineer Receives White House Honor

The White House honors The BioBricks Foundation, a non-profit that Associate Professor of Law David Grewal has been working with for the past five years. The foundation was recognized for its contribution to open science.
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June 20, 2013

Former Deputy Director of The China Center Jeff Prescott ’97 Named to Top Post on Vice President Biden’s National Security Staff

Jeff Prescott ’97 named as Vice President Joe Biden's new Deputy National Security Advisor.
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June 18, 2013

Names of Guantanamo Detainees Released After FOIA Request Filed by Yale Law School’s MFIA Clinic

The Obama administration approves the release of records identifying Guantanamo Bay detainees following a FOIA request from the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School.
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June 17, 2013

Yale Acquires Anthony Taussig Collection of English Legal Manuscripts and Printed Works

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School announce the acquisition of the Anthony Taussig Collection of English Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books, an extraordinary collection of English manuscripts and printed books from the 13th through the 19th century.
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June 11, 2013

Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, ACLU Ask Spy Court to Release Secret Opinions on Patriot Act Surveillance Powers

Yale Law School's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic joins with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to file lawsuit with Spy Court Seeking the Release of Opinions on Patriot Act Surveillance Powers.
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June 11, 2013

YLS Lecturer Eugene Fidell, Legal Scholars Publish Open Letter on Military Justice Reforms

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell and a group of  legal scholars publish a statement encouraging Congress to consider making structural changes to the military justice system.
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June 10, 2013

New YLS Staff Member Speaks About Experience with New Haven Works Organization

New Yale Law School staff member speaks about his experience with non-profit, New Haven Works, which helps connect New Haven residents with local employers looking to hire.
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May 29, 2013

Yale Law Students Awarded Soros Fellowships, Trudeau Scholarship

Amanda Alexander ’13 and Marbre Stahly-Butts ’13 were named Soros Justice Fellows in early May by the Open Society Foundations. Ryan Liss ’13 LLM was also named a Trudeau scholar in May by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in Canada.

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May 23, 2013

Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic Publishes Second Report on Effects of Youth Sentenced as Adults

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School has published a new report, I’m Going to Move Forward: Stories of Change from Men Imprisoned as Children in Connecticut.
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May 20, 2013

YLS 2013 Commencement: Graduates Encouraged to Use Law as Tool for Change—PHOTOS, SPEECHES, VIDEO

Yale Law School's 2013 Commencement Ceremonies were held on May 20, 2013 with addresses by Professor Anne L. Alstott, Dean Robert C. Post, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
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May 15, 2013

Professor Witt Awarded ABA Silver Gavel Award for Lincoln’s Code

Professor John Fabian Witt has been awarded the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for his book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History.

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May 15, 2013

Professor Judith Resnik to Receive Top Honor from National Association of Women Lawyers

Professor Judith Resnik will receive the Arabella Babb Mansfield Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers for her professional achievement and contribution to the advancement of women's interests under the law.
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May 14, 2013

Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic Reflects on NYC Schools Chancellor Freedom of Information Victory

Yale Law School's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic reflects on victory in Freedom of Information battle for emails involving a controversial NYC schools chancellor appointment.
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May 14, 2013

Lillian Goldman Law Library Receives Awards from American Association of Law Libraries

The Lillian Goldman Law Library received three awards from the American Association of Law Libraries for technology, publications, and staff leadership.
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May 9, 2013

Liman Fellow Recognized for Work Documenting NYPD Surveillance on American Muslims

A Liman Fellow from Yale Law School was among a team of people awarded a Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) award earlier this month at the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Conference in Puerto Rico.
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May 9, 2013

How to End the Forever War?—A Speech by Professor Harold Hongju Koh

Professor Koh delivered a speech at Oxford University on a broad range of issues involving foreign policy and national security. View the full text of his remarks here.
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April 24, 2013

Professors Christine Jolls, Dan M. Kahan Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two members of the Yale Law School faculty have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

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April 22, 2013

Yale Law School Congratulates Public Interest Fellowship Recipients for 2013-2014

Forty-two students and recent graduates have been named recipients of public interest fellowships for 2013-2014.
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April 16, 2013

Dean Robert C. Post ’77 to Deliver Prestigious Lectures at Harvard University

Dean Robert C. Post to deliver Tanner Lectures at Harvard University on May 1, 2013 through May 3, 2013.
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April 9, 2013

Associate Dean Mike Thompson Receives Environmental Stewardship Award

Associate Dean Mike K. Thompson receives Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition of his leadership on new initiatives seeking to achieve greater sustainability at the Law School.
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March 18, 2013

Professor John Fabian Witt ’99 awarded Bancroft Prize for Lincoln’s Code

Professor John Fabian Witt '99 is the recipient of the 2013 Bancroft Prize from Columbia University for his recent book.
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