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


Exploring the theme of “Global Constitutionalism,” the 2013 Alumni Weekend at Yale Law School will feature an array of engaging panel discussions and distinguished guests, including Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton ’73 who will receive the prestigious Award of Merit.

The weekend, which will take place from October 4-6, offers a special occasion for alumni to return to Yale Law School to see old friends, make new ones, talk with current students, catch up with a favorite professor, and enjoy terrific meals and events.

Secretary Clinton will be presented the Award of Merit by Dean Robert C. Post ’77 before addressing law school alumni, students, faculty, and staff in Woolsey Hall on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009-2013 and Senator of New York from 2001-2009. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Yale Law School. A series of panel discussions will also take place throughout the weekend, addressing such topics as freedom of expression to globalization of foreign policy and national security. The panels will be led by Yale Law School faculty and feature many notable experts in the field from around the world.

For those interested in exploring outside of the classroom, tours of the Lillian Goldman Law Library and University Gallery will be offered. In addition, the weekend will include festive meals, champagne receptions, a student activity fair, class brunches, and many other activities.

To see a full list of events or to register for Alumni Weekend, visit