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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. 
September 19, 2014

Justice Breyer: Know the Constitution and be a Community Participant

Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke about the Constitution during a talk at Yale Law School on September 18. 
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September 18, 2014

Conference on Agricultural Gag Laws Scheduled for September 27

The Yale Law School Animal Legal Defense and the Connecticut Bar Association Animal Law Section will hold a conference on September 27 on Agricultural Gag Laws.
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September 17, 2014

Lowenstein Clinic Report Details Faisalabad Police Abuse Toward Juveniles

A new report by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic documents the widespread abuse of juveniles by the Faisalabad, Pakistan, police force.
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September 15, 2014

Christopher Sallon QC to Present Seminar Series on The Art & Ethics of Advocacy

Christopher Sallon QC, noted British barrister, will deliver a four-part lecture series at Yale Law School titled "The Art & Ethics of Advocacy."
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September 8, 2014

Gabriel J. Michael Named Thomson Reuters Fellow

Gabriel J. Michael is the 2014-2015 Thomson Reuters Fellow at Yale Law School. His research will bring a political science perspective to the study of global information regulation.
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September 8, 2014

Professor Edgar S. Cahn ’63 to Present Dean’s Lecture on Issues Impacting Law and Justice

Edgar S. Cahn ’63, Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on September 29, 2014. The lecture is titled "The Change That's Coming."

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September 3, 2014

Symposium to Explore the Impact of Money on Society

A symposium focusing on the power of money in society and social influences on its formation and use will take place at the Yale School of Management and Yale Law School on Friday, September 12.
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September 3, 2014

Liman Report on Delays in Danbury Women's Prison Renovation Project Prompts US Senators to Call for Action

A new report released by the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program prompts US Senators to call on the Bureau of Prisons to mitigate harm caused by extensive delays in the Danbury women's prison renovations project.
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August 29, 2014

Professor Elliott ’74 to Participate in SCOTUS Panel on Oct. 1

Professor E. Donald Elliott ’74, a leading scholar in environmental law, will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Supreme Court Review & Preview panel on October 1, 2014. 
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August 29, 2014

Yale Information Society Project Welcomes New Fellows

The Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School announces the 2014-2015 Resident Fellows.
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August 28, 2014

2014 Alumni Weekend to Honor Supreme Court Justices

The 2014 Alumni Weekend will center on the theme of "Judging." The centerpiece of the weekend will feature the Award of Merit presentation to the three justices who have graduated from Yale Law School: Justices Clarence Thomas ’74, Samuel A. Alito, Jr. ’75, and Sonia Sotomayor ’79.

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August 27, 2014

Dean Robert C. Post ’77 Welcomes the Class of 2017

Dean Robert C. Post ’77 welcomed the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The incoming class includes a diverse group of students coming from 8 different countries, 36 different states, and 77 different undergraduate institutions.

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July 29, 2014

Veterans Legal Services Clinic Files Lawsuit Seeking to End Discrimination Against Military Sex Assault Survivors

 Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic files suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to obtain judicial review of the VA's refusal to revise rules that discriminate against survivors of military sexual trauma.
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July 15, 2014

SELA Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Peru

Scholars and lawyers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, and the United States met in Peru to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SELA - The Seminar in Latin America on Constitutional and Political Theory (SELA).
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July 3, 2014

SFALP Students Assist in California Lead Paint Case

After 13 years, 10 California jurisdictions received a $1.1 billion verdict in a victory over three manufacturers of lead-based paint. Students in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project have worked closely with the San Francisco City Attorney's Office on this case since 2006, making it one of SFALP's longest running projects. 
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July 1, 2014

Yale Law School Remembers Professor Quintin Johnstone ’51 JSD

Yale Law School Professor Quintin Johnstone died in June 2014 in Hamden, Connecticut. Johnstone was the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. He was 99 years old.
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June 25, 2014

Eugene Landy ’58 Receives Simeon Baldwin Award

Yale Law School’s Center for the Study of Corporate Law has awarded its 2014 Simeon E. Balwin Award to Eugene W. Landy ’58, a founder of the real estate investment trust industry. 
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June 23, 2014

Visiting Professor Albie Sachs to Receive Tang Prize in Rule of Law

Visiting Professor Albie Sachs, former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will be awarded the 2014 Tang Prize in the Rule of Law. 
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June 20, 2014

YCELP Partners With Pace Law School on Shale Oil and Gas Development Project

As more and more municipalities grapple with hydraulic fracturing, researchers from the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and Pace Law School are developing tools to meet the needs of local governments. 
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June 10, 2014

Former Justice Ellen Ash Peters ’54 Honored at Last Sitting

Over the course of a momentous career, Justice Peters has been the first woman tenured professor at Yale Law School, the first woman appointed to the Connecticut Supreme Court, the first woman Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, and the first woman president of the Conference of Chief Justices. 
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June 9, 2014

Civil Rights Plaintiffs Settle With East Haven, Secure Groundbreaking Immigration Policy

Civil rights plaintiffs in Chacón v. East Haven Police Department today announced a groundbreaking settlement with the Town of East Haven. 
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June 9, 2014

Connecticut Enacts Landmark Veterans Employment Law

Yale Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic drafted and advocated for H.B. 5299 on behalf of the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. 
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June 9, 2014

Fiona Doherty ’99 Awarded Yale Provost Teaching Prize

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 was recently honored as one of the winners of the 2013-2014 Yale Provost’s Teaching Prize, which recognizes untenured Yale faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching. 
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June 4, 2014

Deported U.S. Veteran Seeks Return to Home and Family

Arnold Giammarco, a U.S. Army veteran deported to Italy nearly two years ago, continues his legal battle to reunite with his wife, five-year-old daughter, and elderly parents in Connecticut. With representation from the Veterans Legal Services Clinic (VLSC) and the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) at Yale Law School, Giammarco has submitted a pardon application to the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles (BOPP) and an application for humanitarian parole to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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May 28, 2014

Long-Detained Immigrants in Massachusetts Win Class Action Suit As Judge Orders Bond Hearings

On May 27, 2014, a federal judge ordered that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) must provide bond hearings to immigrants who have been mandatorily detained for longer than six months in Massachusetts, a population that includes many residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
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May 21, 2014

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh's Testimony on the Authorization For Use Of Military Force After Iraq And Afghanistan

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the hearing on "Authorization For Use Of Military Force After Iraq And Afghanistan."
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May 21, 2014

YLS 2014 Commencement: Graduates Encouraged to Use Law to Work Toward an Imagined Future—PHOTOS, SPEECHES, VIDEO

More than 200 graduates of Yale Law School participated in commencement ceremonies on Monday afternoon at the William K. Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium, joined by a celebratory crowd of more than 1400 people, including friends, family, and Law School faculty.
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May 2, 2014

Two Yale Law School Alumni Receive Fellowships from the Immigrant Justice Corps

Yale Law School alumni Ed McCarthy ’12 and Caitlin Miner-Le Grand ’13 have been selected as Justice Fellows by the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.
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April 30, 2014

YLS Clinic Represents Veterans Organizations in Discrimination Suit Against VA

The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) jointly filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, for ignoring a petition on behalf of the thousands of veterans suffering from PTSD related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) caused by military rape, harassment and/or assault.
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April 24, 2014

National Security Lawyering Class Meets With D.C. Policymakers

Students in Professors Harold Hongju Koh and Oona Hathaway’s National Security Lawyering class recently took a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., where they met with officials, policymakers, and lawyers in various executive and legislative bodies to present their findings from a semester’s worth of study into deep questions on pressing national security issues. 
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April 23, 2014

Professors George Priest, John Witt ’99 Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, has elected Yale Law School Professors George L. Priest and John Fabian Witt ’99 to its 2014 Class of Members. 
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April 22, 2014

Against the Profit Motive, Book by Professor Nicholas R. Parrillo ’04, Wins Hurst Award

The Law and Society Association has given the J. Willard Hurst Award, for the year’s best work in English on socio-legal history, to Professor Nicholas R. Parrillo’ 04 for his book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780–1940 (Yale University Press, 2013). 
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April 22, 2014

Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 Appointed Associate Professor of Law

Kohler-Hausmann’s primary interests are in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Empirical Legal Studies, Tort Law, Sociology of Law, and Legal Theory. 
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April 22, 2014

Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 to Receive Award from The Connecticut Fair Housing Center

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut, will award its George and Patricia Ritter Pro Bono Award to Yale Law School Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 at the Center’s Civil Rights Award Dinner on May 29. 
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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 45 Public Interest Fellowship Recipients for 2014-2015

Yale Law School is proud to congratulate the 44 students and recent graduates who 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 Delivered 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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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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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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