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2007

January 1, 2007

Green Is Beautiful—A Commentary by Daniel Esty '86

Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel Esty '86 is the author, with Andrew Winston, of Green to Gold (Yale University Press, 2006).

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January 1, 2007

How Does Your State Rank on 'The Democracy Index'?—A Commentary by Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken is Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure.
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January 10, 2007

Set a spending limit on Iraq—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman '67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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January 10, 2007

Yale Law School Mourns Its First African-American Woman Graduate, Jane M. Bolin '31

Jane Matilda Bolin ’31 died January 8 at age 98. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School and the first in the United States to become a judge.
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January 16, 2007

Law Deans Release Statement on Remarks of Cully Stimson Regarding Lawyers for Detainees

More than 130 U.S. law school deans have released a statement in response to remarks by Charles “Cully” Stimson about lawyers for detainees.
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January 18, 2007

Show Us The Money—A Commentary by Cyrus Habib ’09

Cyrus Habib ’09 is a Rhodes Scholar and JD candidate at Yale Law School.
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January 18, 2007

Happy Birthday, Roe v. Wade—A Commentary by Kenji Yoshino '96

Guido Calabresi Professor of Law Kenji Yoshino '96 is the author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (Random House, 2006).
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January 24, 2007

Bengt Holmstrom To Deliver Raben Lecture February 19

Bengt Holmstrom will deliver the 2006-2007 John R. Raben Fellowship Lecture on February 19, speaking to the Yale Law community on “Corporate Governance in Context.”
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January 24, 2007

Fallen Comrade—A Commentary by Ken Harbaugh '08

Ken Harbaugh spent nine years in the Navy before he started Yale Law School last year. "Fallen Comrade" originally aired on NPR's "All Things Considered."

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January 24, 2007

YLS Students To Host Global Videoconference on Ending Malaria

On January 25, Americans for Informed Democracy at Yale Law School will host a global videoconference entitled “Veto the ’Squito: How We Can Work Together to End Malaria.”
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January 26, 2007

Information Society Project To Host Open Standards International Symposium Feb. 3

YLS’s Information Society Project will host an Open Standards International Symposium on February 3 at the Law School.
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January 28, 2007

For Gays, Read the Fine Print—A Commentary by Kenji Yoshino

Kenji Yoshino ’96 is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights.
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January 29, 2007

Bengt Holmstrom To Deliver Raben Lecture February 19

Bengt Holmstrom will deliver the 2006-2007 John R. Raben Fellowship Lecture on February 19, speaking to the Yale Law community on “Corporate Governance in Context.”
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February 1, 2007

Britain needs a new agency to fight corruption—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman '67 and Susan Rose-Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman '67 is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Susan Rose-Ackerman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.
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February 2, 2007

YLS Supreme Court Clinic Submits Merits Brief in Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation Case

On February 2, 2007, Yale Law School’s Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic filed a merits brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in a high-profile Establishment Clause case, Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation.
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February 5, 2007

YLS Faculty and Alumni Honored For Legal Writing By The Green Bag Journal

The Green Bag journal has selected works by a number of members of the Yale Law School community as "exemplars of good legal writing" for 2006.
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February 5, 2007

YLS Dean Harold Hongju Koh Delivers Eulogy For Rev. Robert F. Drinan

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh was one of three people delivering eulogies for the Rev. Robert F. Drinan at Rev. Drinan’s funeral service on Feb. 3, 2007.
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February 7, 2007

Being the Mother to a Family of Soldiers—A Commentary by Ken Harbaugh ’08

Ken Harbaugh ’08 spent nine years in the Navy before entering Yale Law School. "Being the Mother to a Family of Soldiers" originally aired on NPR's "All Things Considered."
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February 7, 2007

Yale Law School Hosts 13th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference Feb. 23-25

The 13th annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference will take place the weekend of February 23-25 at Yale Law School.
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February 9, 2007

The Perils, and Fears, of an Engagement Policy—A Commentary by Ken Harbaugh ’08

Ken Harbaugh ’08 spent nine years in the Navy before entering Yale Law School. "The Perils, and Fears, of an Engagement Policy" originally aired on NPR's "All Things Considered."
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February 13, 2007

Boston College Professor Alicia Munnell To Discuss Retirement Issues March 5 and 6

Boston College Professor Alicia H. Munnell will deliver the Storrs Lectures at Yale Law School on March 5 and 6, speaking on “The Declining Number of Players in the Retirement Income Game.”
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February 15, 2007

Panel Discussion on the Legacy of Thurgood Marshall Feb. 21

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Law Students Association at Yale Law School will host a panel discussion February 21 on the life, legacy and impact of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
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February 16, 2007

Feb. 28 and March 1--Christopher Sallon Discusses Sion Jenkins Case and Human Rights In the Wake of 9/11

Noted British barrister Christopher Sallon QC will deliver lectures at Yale Law School on February 28 and March 1—“Taking Liberties with Justice” and “Sion Jenkins: A Question of Justice.”
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February 26, 2007

Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy launches UNITAR/Yale Environment & Democracy Initiative March 1

On March 1 from 3:00-5:00 p.m., the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy will launch the UNITAR/Yale Environment & Democracy Initiative by sponsoring a program titled, “Strengthening Democratic Environmental Governance: Identifying Opportunities for Research, Teaching and Capacity-Building.”
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February 27, 2007

A New "New Haven School"? Yale Journal of International Law Young Scholars Conference March 10 at YLS

The Yale Journal of International Law will host its Fifth Annual Young Scholars Conference, “The 'New' New Haven School: International Law—Past, Present & Future,” March 10 at Yale Law School.
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February 27, 2007

Dr. Harold Varmus of Memorial Sloan-Kettering To Give Leff Lectures March 26 and 27

Dr. Harold Varmus, president and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will deliver the 2006-2007 Arthur Allen Leff Fellowship Lectures on March 26 and 27. 
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February 27, 2007

William F. Lee of WilmerHale To Discuss Jury Trials in Intellectual Property Cases, March 8

On Thursday, March 8, William F. Lee, co-managing partner of WilmerHale, will give a Dean’s Program on the Profession talk titled "Jury Trials in Complex Intellectual Property Cases: Do They Work?"
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February 27, 2007

The Half-Trillion Dollar Solution—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman '67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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February 27, 2007

Theodore Sorensen To Examine JFK Foreign Policy Approach vs. that of Current Administration on March 12

Former JFK Adviser Theodore Sorensen will give a Dean’s Lecture titled “A World of Law—Then and Now” on March 12 at Yale Law School.
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February 27, 2007

Robert Cover Public Interest Law Retreat March 2-4 in New Hampshire

The 20th Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat will be held March 2-4, 2007, at Boston University's Sargent Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

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February 28, 2007

Mayor Cory Booker '97 to Give Keynote Speech at Liman Colloquium

Yale Law School will host the tenth anniversary Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium on March 1 and 2, 2007.
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February 28, 2007

Yale Law Women Host “Legally Female” Conference; Dean Koh Gives Opening Remarks

Yale Law Women will introduce a new online community for women in the legal profession at a conference March 31 at Yale Law School titled “Legally Female: What Does It Mean to Be Ms. JD?”
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March 1, 2007

Five Current and Two Incoming YLS Students Named 2007 Soros Fellows

Five current Yale Law School students and two enrolling in the fall have received Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellowships for 2007. 
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March 4, 2007

When Being Green Puts You in the Black—A Commentary by Daniel Esty ’86

Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel C. Esty '86 is the co-author, with Andrew Winston, of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage.
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March 7, 2007

YLS’s Cultural Cognition Project Finds Emotions and Values Shape Public Perception of Nanotechnology

A study by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School concludes that emotions and individual values influence the public’s perception of the risks and benefits of nanotechnology.
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March 8, 2007

Meritocracy v. Democracy—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman '67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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March 8, 2007

Richard Brooks Appointed Tenured Professor of Law

Richard Brooks has been appointed a tenured professor of law at Yale Law School.
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March 8, 2007

Dean Harold Hongju Koh Statement To YLS Community on Malicious Website Postings

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh has issued a statement to the Yale Law School community on the subject of malicious website postings.
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March 12, 2007

For the Love of the Game—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Barry Nalebuff

Ian Ayres ’86 and Barry Nalebuff are professors at Yale Law School and Yale School of Management, respectively. They are co-authors of Why Not? and regular columnists for Forbes.
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March 14, 2007

Professor Heather Gerken's "Democracy Index" Inspires Election Reform Bills Proposed by Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have each introduced bills based in part on Professor Gerken's "Democracy Index."

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March 14, 2007

Yochai Benkler Wins Electronic Frontier Foundation Award

Yale Law School Professor Yochai Benkler has been named a winner of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s 2007 Pioneer Award.
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March 15, 2007

How to prosecute Israel—A Commentary by Karim Yehia Youssef ’07

Karim Yehia Youssef is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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March 16, 2007

Overloaded Pilots and Situational Awareness—A Commentary by Ken Harbaugh ’08

Ken Harbaugh ’08 is a former Navy pilot and a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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March 19, 2007

“Defending Our Lives” Lecture and Screening March 27

University of Texas Law Professor Sarah M. Buel will speak on the topic of domestic violence on March 27 at Yale Law School.
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March 19, 2007

Trash Talk—A Commentary by Elizabeth Wurtzel ’07

Elizabeth Wurtzel ’07 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School and author of Prozac Nation (Houghton Mifflin, 1994).
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March 19, 2007

YLS Dean Harold Hongju Koh Joining “Yale Week in Mexico”

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh will travel to Mexico with Yale University colleagues for “Yale Week in Mexico” March 20 to March 23.
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March 20, 2007

Yale Survey Reveals Significant Public Concern about Climate Change

A survey commissioned by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy reveals increasing public concern about global warming.
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March 20, 2007

Michael Solender ’89 To Discuss Law Careers March 29

On March 29, Michael Solender ’89, General Counsel of Bear Stearns, will give a talk titled “Careers in the Law—The Law Firm, Government, and In-House Perspective.”
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March 20, 2007

Graduate Programs Works-in-Progress Symposium Apr. 10-11

The Graduate Programs at Yale Law School will hold its inaugural Works-in-Progress Symposium—“Next Generation Legal Scholarship”—on Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11.
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March 21, 2007

Rethinking the NAACP—A Commentary by Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.

Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney at Yale Law School.
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March 23, 2007

Legally-Sanctioned Negligence—A Commentary by Giovanna Shay

Giovanna Shay is a Robert M. Cover Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School.
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March 25, 2007

Do You Have A Better Idea?—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Barry Nalebuff

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-author of Why Not? How To Use Everyday Ingenuity To Solve Problems Big and Small.
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March 26, 2007

Good programs vs. bad apples—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-author of Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples.
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March 26, 2007

Panel to Discuss Legal Legacy of Gerald Ford ’41 Friday, March 30

A lecture about the presidency of Gerald Ford ’41 and a panel discussion on his legal legacy will be held Friday afternoon, March 30.
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March 27, 2007

New Style of Election Reform Begins to Emerge—A Commentary by Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken is Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law and civil procedure.
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March 27, 2007

CED Clinic Provides Website, Other Services to Local Home for Elderly

Yale Law School’s Community and Economic Development Clinic has helped The Hannah Gray Residential Care Home launch a new website and has provided a number of other services to the Home.
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March 27, 2007

Amy Chua to Discuss “Empire and Tolerance” in Duff Inaugural Lecture April 9

On April 9, Professor Amy Chua will deliver her inaugural lecture as John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law—“Empire and Tolerance: The Rise and Fall of World Dominant Powers.”
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March 28, 2007

The 'Genocide Olympics'—A Commentary by Ronan Farrow ’09

Ronan Farrow ’09 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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March 29, 2007

Dean Koh Testifies Before House Foreign Affairs Committee About Human Rights Practices

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh testified March 29 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the subject of human rights practices.
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March 30, 2007

Bernstein Symposium April 12-13—“Defending Rights Through Law in China”

The annual Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship Symposium, to be held April 12-13 at Yale Law School, will focus on “Defending Rights Through Law in China:  Progress and Challenges.”
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April 2, 2007

Congressional leadership is necessary and proper—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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April 3, 2007

Say no to King George—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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April 4, 2007

Some of us have been consistent—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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April 5, 2007

We don't want a warrior-king—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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April 6, 2007

Remember Andrew Johnson—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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April 7, 2007

What Sarbox Wrought—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is Deputy Dean and Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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April 10, 2007

Northwestern’s Daniel Fischel to Discuss “Markets and Scandals” April 23

Northwestern University Law Professor Daniel Fischel will deliver the Ralph K. Winter Lecture on April 23, speaking on “Markets and Scandals: Enron and Beyond.”
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April 11, 2007

Conference on “Progressive Family Values” April 21 at Yale Law School

The American Constitution Society at Yale Law School will host a daylong conference on “Progressive Family Values” April 21.
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April 13, 2007

Defusing Primary Primacy—A Commentary by Chad Flanders ’07

Chad Flanders ’07 is a third-year student at Yale Law School.
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April 13, 2007

A2K2 Conference April 27-29 at Yale Law School

YLS’s Information Society Project will host a three-day “Access To Knowledge 2” Conference April 27-29 at Yale Law School.
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April 13, 2007

Joel Hyatt ’76 To Discuss First Amendment, Media and Democracy April 26

On Thursday, April 26, Joel Hyatt ’76 will give a Dean’s Program on the Profession talk titled “First Things First: The First Amendment, the Media Industry, and Democracy.”
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April 13, 2007

Survivor Winner Yul Kwon ’00 to Speak at YLS April 19

Yul Kwon ’00, winner of the reality TV show, Survivor: Cook Islands, will give a talk at Yale Law School on Thursday, April 19.
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April 16, 2007

For Many, Forms Could Be a Lot Less Taxing—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-author of Why Not? How To Use Everyday Ingenuity To Solve Problems Big and Small.
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April 18, 2007

Keeping Them Safe, If Only In Your Mind—A Commentary by Susanna Rodell ’07

Susanna Rodell ’07 is an MSL candidate at Yale Law School.
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April 22, 2007

Doubting Thomas—The rise of the Supreme Court's most controversial justice—A Book Review by Kenji Yoshino ’96

Guido Calabresi Professor of Law Kenji Yoshino ’96 is the author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights.
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April 23, 2007

Governing by the Numbers: The Promise of Data-Driven Policymaking in the Information Age—A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86

Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel C. Esty '86 is the co-author, with Andrew Winston, of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage.
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April 24, 2007

Lani Guinier ’74 Discusses Challenges for Democracy April 30

On April 30, Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier ’74 will deliver the Fowler Harper Lecture, speaking on “The Political Representative as Powerful Stranger:  Challenges for Democracy.”
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April 24, 2007

Wall Street Journal Publisher L. Gordon Crovitz '86 To Speak May 1

On Tuesday, May 1, L. Gordon Crovitz ’86 will give a Dean’s Program on the Profession talk titled "Lawyers, the Media and Efficient Markets."
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April 26, 2007

Finishing what Sadat started—A Commentary by Karim Yehia Youssef ’07

Karim Yehia Youssef ’07 is an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Cairo University and a JSD candidate at Yale Law School.
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April 30, 2007

Beyond the Gun Fight—A Commentary by Dan Kahan

Dan Kahan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 1, 2007

Podcasts and Streaming Video Available on Law School Website

Podcasts of selected lectures and events taking place at Yale Law School are available on the News & Events section of the Law School website.
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May 1, 2007

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ’75 To Participate in Moot Court Finals May 7

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ’75 will take part in the Thurman Arnold Prize Finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court Competition May 7 at Yale Law School.
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May 1, 2007

Six with Yale Law School Ties Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Yale Law School Professors Akhil Reed Amar ’84 and Henry B. Hansmann ’74 are among 203 new Fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
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May 2, 2007

In Focus: Women Faculty Forum

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-chair of the Women Faculty Forum.
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May 3, 2007

Henry Hansmann ’74 Article Among Year’s Ten Best

An article written by Yale Law School Professor Henry B. Hansmann ’74 has been recognized as one of the ten Best Corporate and Securities Articles of 2006.
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May 3, 2007

Dean Koh Elected To American Arbitration Association Board

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh is one of six new members elected to the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association.
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May 4, 2007

Dean Koh Elected to American Philosophical Society

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States devoted to scholarly and scientific research.
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May 4, 2007

Is China turning green?—A Commentary by Daniel Esty ’86

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel C. Esty ’86 is co-author of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage.
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May 8, 2007

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ’75 Judges YLS Moot Court Finals

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ’75 was one of three distinguished judges presiding over the finals of Yale Law School’s Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals on May 7.
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May 9, 2007

Cupid and Colleges—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Barry Nalebuff

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-author of Why Not? How To Use Everyday Ingenuity To Solve Problems Big and Small.
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May 9, 2007

Butterfly Bandages for My Daughter—A Commentary by Ken Harbaugh ’08

Ken Harbaugh ’08 is a former Navy pilot and a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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May 14, 2007

YLS Wins Knight Foundation Grant to Create Law and Media Program

Yale Law School has won a $2.5 million challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create the Knight Law and Media Scholars Program.
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May 14, 2007

Bloomberg Terminals Offer Top Level News and Financial Information

Yale Law School has acquired seven Bloomberg terminals, a cutting-edge news and information platform that enables subscribers to monitor financial market movement and trades and legal and regulatory developments.
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May 14, 2007

2007 Commencement To Be Held Memorial Day, May 28

Yale Law School’s 2007 Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 28, at noon in the Law School courtyard.
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May 17, 2007

Conservative Organization Flourishes at Yale Law School

One of the most successful student organizations at Yale Law School during the 2006-2007 school year was the Yale Law Federalist Society, a group of conservative and libertarian law students dedicated to fostering discussion and debate of issues of law and public policy.
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May 19, 2007

The Legacy of Falwell’s Bully Pulpit—A Commentary by William Eskridge ’78

William Eskridge '78 is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and the author of a forthcoming book on the decline of sodomy laws in America.
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May 21, 2007

The Supreme Court weighs in on global warming—A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86

Daniel C. Esty ’86 is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale Law School and co-author of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage.
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May 21, 2007

Dealing with the worst—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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May 28, 2007

Class of 2007 Offsets Graduation Travel with Carbon Neutral Commencement

Continuing a tradition started in 2006, Yale Law School’s 2007 Commencement was “carbon neutral.”
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May 28, 2007

Yale Law School Grads Urged To Become Heroes of Their Own Lives, Help Others Do Same

Yale Law School’s 2007 Commencement ceremony took place Monday, May 28, in the Law School Courtyard.
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May 29, 2007

Hidden Rations; Why poor kids can't find a dentist—A Commentary by Anne Alstott ’87

Anne Alstott '87 is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation at Yale Law School and author of No Exit: What Parents Owe Children and What Society Owes Parents.
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June 4, 2007

Japan’s Revolution Is Far Too Quiet—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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June 14, 2007

Dean Koh Discusses YLS Accomplishments in Letter to Alumni

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh discussed the state of the Law School in his annual letter to alumni.
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June 15, 2007

The king is dead. Long live the king?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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June 18, 2007

Judge Carolyn Dineen King ’62 Receives Devitt Distinguished Service Award

Yale Law School alum Carolyn Dineen King ’62, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, is the 2007 recipient of the Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award.
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June 19, 2007

China Law Center Awarded $10 Million Hewlett Foundation Grant

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is donating $10 million to support The China Law Center of Yale Law School for five years.
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June 21, 2007

Darfur's Forgotten Rebel—A Commentary by Ronan Farrow ’09

Ronan Farrow ’09 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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June 25, 2007

Down With Plutocrats and Fat Cat Donors—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Ian Ayres ’86

Bruce Ackerman ’67, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School, and Ian Ayres ’86, William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School, are co-authors of Voting With Dollars.
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June 26, 2007

Safe Harbors—A Commentary by Peter Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-author, with Richard J. Zeckhauser, of Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples, and co-editor, with James Q. Wilson, of the forthcoming Understanding America.
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June 29, 2007

Indiana Jones Production Films at Law School

The Yale campus got a taste of show-biz recently when a crew from Paramount Pictures arrived to shoot several scenes for the new Indiana Jones movie.
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July 2, 2007

Marriage, Trademarked—A Commentary by Kenji Yoshino ’96

Kenji Yoshino '96 is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights.
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July 9, 2007

State Needs A More Diverse Judiciary—A Commentary by Cyrus Habib ’09

Cyrus Habib ’09 is a Rhodes Scholar and JD candidate at Yale Law School.
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July 12, 2007

Standing above the law—A Commentary by Chad Flanders ’07 and Robert Wiygul ’08

Robert Wiygul ’08 is a JD candidate at Yale Law School and Chad Flanders ’07 is a recent graduate.
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July 23, 2007

What we owe 'suspected terrorists'—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman '67

“What we owe 'suspected terrorists'” by Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 appeared on the Guardian's website on July 23, 2007.

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July 23, 2007

What we owe 'suspected terrorists'—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman '67

“What we owe 'suspected terrorists'” by Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 appeared on the Guardian's website on July 23, 2007.
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August 9, 2007

“State of Play V” Conference Aug. 19-22 To Examine Virtual Worlds

The fifth annual “State of Play” conference will be held Aug. 19-22 in Singapore.
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August 9, 2007

Did you use that gift card or rebate?—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-author of Why Not? How To Use Everyday Ingenuity To Solve Problems Big and Small.
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August 14, 2007

NYU Professor Jeremy Waldron To Discuss “Foreign Law in American Courts” Sept. 10-12

NYU Law Professor Jeremy Waldron will deliver the Storrs Lectures at Yale Law School on Sept. 10, 11 and 12, discussing “Partly Laws Common To All Mankind”: Foreign Law In American Courts.
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August 18, 2007

Green Zone Blinders—A Commentary by Jonathan Finer ’09

Jonathan Finer ’09 is a JD candidate at Yale Law School.
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August 20, 2007

Douglas Yarn Opens Dispute Resolution Series Sept. 14

The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series opens Sept. 14 with a lecture by Georgia State University Law Professor Douglas Yarn on “The Biology of Reconciliation.”
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August 27, 2007

Alumni Weekend 2007— 21st Century Democracy: Elections, Media, Politics

Join fellow YLS alums October 12-14 in New Haven for Alumni Weekend 2007.
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August 29, 2007

Dean Harold Hongju Koh Welcomes New Students to YLS

Dean Harold Hongju Koh welcomed all new students to Yale Law School on Wednesday, August 29. As part of his convocation address, Dean Koh spoke of the Law School as a community committed to humanity and excellence, and of the importance of service to justice.
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August 31, 2007

How computers routed the experts—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Super Crunchers:  Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart.
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September 2, 2007

Sometimes there's no other way to achieve integration—A Commentary by Owen Fiss

Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University. He was special assistant to the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice from 1966-1968.
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September 3, 2007

Experiment—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Barry Nalebuff

Ian Ayres ’86 and Barry Nalebuff are professors at Yale Law School and Yale School of Management, respectively. They are co-authors of Why Not? and regular columnists for Forbes.  Ayres’ latest book, Super Crunchers, was published in August 2007.
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September 5, 2007

The risks of playing politics with the military—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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September 6, 2007

Michael Olivas To Discuss Hernández v. Texas Case Oct. 1

University of Houston Law Professor Michael A. Olivas will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on Oct. 1 titled “‘Colored Men’ and ‘Hombres Aqui’:  Hernández v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering.”
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September 7, 2007

Conference To Examine “The Future of Energy” Nov. 9

The Yale Law & Business Society, Yale Environmental Law Association, and Yale School of Management Energy Club will host a conference on “The Future of Energy” Nov. 9 at Yale Law School.
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September 15, 2007

Joey Hanzich ’10 Remembered; Tribute Site on Facebook.com

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Joey Hanzich ’10 was held Sunday, September 30, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. in the Yale Law School auditorium.
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September 16, 2007

A compelling basis for integration—A Commentary by Owen Fiss

Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University. He was special assistant to the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice from 1966-1968.
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September 17, 2007

Why are we here?—A Commentary by Anthony Kronman ’75

Anthony Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A former Dean of Yale Law School, Professor Kronman teaches in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy, jurisprudence, social theory, and professional responsibility.
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September 18, 2007

How Liberals Need to Approach Constitutional Theory—A Commentary by Robert Post ’77 and Reva Siegel ’86

Robert Post ’77 is David Boies Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Reva Siegel ’86 is Deputy Dean and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 19, 2007

Statement of Dean Harold Hongju Koh Regarding Burt v. Gates Decision, September 19, 2007

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh has released a statement on the Burt v. Gates decision.
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September 19, 2007

NYU’s Geoffrey Miller Lectures on Dispute Resolution Oct. 15

The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series continues Oct. 15 with a lecture by NYU Law Professor Geoffrey Miller on “Ex Ante Dispute Resolution Arrangements in Public Company Contracts.”
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September 19, 2007

Michael B. Mukasey '67 Nominated for U.S. Attorney General

Retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey ’67 has been nominated to serve as America's 81st attorney general.
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September 20, 2007

Bruce Ackerman ’67 Receives Scribes Book Award

Yale Law School Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67 has been named co-winner of the Scribes Book Award for Before the Next Attack:  Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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September 20, 2007

Thomas Merrill, Sidley Austin-Robert D. McLean ’70 Visiting Professor, To Give Talk Sept. 24

Thomas W. Merrill, Sidley Austin-Robert D. McLean ’70 Visiting Professor of Law, will give a talk on September 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Yale Law School Faculty Lounge.
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September 27, 2007

Veton Surroi to Lecture on Kosovo’s Pursuit of Independence

Veton Surroi, a member of Kosovo Negotiating Team, will deliver a Dean's Lecture on October 3 titled “Kosovo: In Pursuit of Independence.”
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September 28, 2007

Barry Schaller ’63 Sworn In As Connecticut Supreme Court Justice

Barry R. Schaller, a 1963 graduate of Yale Law School, was sworn in as a Connecticut Supreme Court Justice on September 24, 2007. 
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September 28, 2007

Do Iraq documentaries get it right?—A Commentary by Jonathan Finer ’09

Jonathan Finer ’09 is a JD candidate at Yale Law School.
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October 1, 2007

Bordering On Folly—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School and co-author, with Richard J. Zeckhauser, of Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples, and co-editor, with James Q. Wilson, of the forthcoming Understanding America.
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October 2, 2007

Justice Anthony Kennedy Lecture Part of Global Constitutionalism Seminar

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke about “Constitutions: Structures and Rights” at the 2007 Global Constitutionalism Seminar at Yale Law School.
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October 4, 2007

James Calvin Tillman, Unjustly Imprisoned for 18 Years, To Speak Oct. 9

James Calvin Tillman, who served more than 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, will take part in a panel discussion about his case Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Yale Law School.
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October 4, 2007

An Inheritance for All—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Anne Alstott ’87

Bruce Ackerman ’67, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School, and Anne Alstott '87, Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation at Yale Law School, are co-authors of The Stakeholder Society.
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October 9, 2007

A Grandfather's War Stories—A Commentary by Ken Harbaugh ’08

Ken Harbaugh ’08 is a former Navy pilot and a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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October 10, 2007

Priest Convicted in Argentine “Dirty War” Tribunal—A Report by Sam Ferguson ’09

Sam Ferguson ’09 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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October 10, 2007

Noëlle Lenoir Talk Oct. 30—“Is the New Europe Anticompetitive?”

Noëlle Lenoir, Of Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton in Paris, will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on Oct. 30 titled “Is the New Europe Anticompetitive?” 
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October 11, 2007

Inherit the windfall—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Anne Alstott ’87

Bruce Ackerman ’67, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School, and Anne Alstott '87, Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation at Yale Law School, are co-authors of The Stakeholder Society.
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October 15, 2007

Richard Mendelson To Discuss “Wine Law in America” Nov. 1 and 5

Richard Mendelson will offer a special Wine Law Seminar Nov. 1 and 5 at Yale Law School.
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October 17, 2007

Harvard’s Richard Zeckhauser To Discuss On-Line Auctions Nov. 13

The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series continues Nov. 13 with a lecture by Harvard University Professor Richard Zeckhauser titled “Trust in On-Line Auctions.”
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October 22, 2007

Photos and Videos Capture High Points of Alumni Weekend 2007

Enjoy highlights of Alumni Weekend 2007 by visiting the photo galleries and streaming videos available on the Yale Law School Alumni website.
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October 23, 2007

Lawbreaker in Chief—A Commentary by Jed Rubenfeld

Jed Rubenfeld teaches constitutional law at Yale Law School, where he is Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law.
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October 26, 2007

Prepare to be super-crunched—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart.
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October 29, 2007

Symposium on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace Dec. 8

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School will host a “Symposium on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace” on December 8 at the Law School.
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October 30, 2007

The university of life—A Commentary by Anthony Kronman ’75

Anthony Kronman ’75 is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life.
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October 30, 2007

Judge Nancy Gertner ’71 Discusses Career Choices Nov. 15

Judge Nancy Gertner ’71 will give a Dean’s Program on the Profession talk November 15 on “An Improbable Career: Doing What You Think is Right.”
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October 30, 2007

Wharton School’s Andrew Metrick To Lecture on Private Equity Funds Nov. 19

Professor Andrew Metrick will discuss “The Economics of Private Equity Funds” at the Inaugural Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance Nov. 19 at Yale Law School.
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November 1, 2007

YLS Alums Gather for Two-Day Reunion in London

More than 50 Yale Law School alumni, as well as deferred students from the classes of 2011 and 2012, gathered for a reunion in London on October 21 and 22.
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November 5, 2007

Ride the wave or go under—A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86

Daniel C. Esty ’86 is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale Law School and co-author of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage.
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November 5, 2007

Martha Nussbaum To Examine Democracy and Religious Violence Dec. 3

Professor Martha Nussbaum will deliver the 2007 Sherrill Lecture on Dec. 3, speaking on “The Real Clash of Civilizations:  Democracy, Religious Violence, and the Case of India.” 
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November 7, 2007

Legal Community Releases Statement Regarding Rule of Law in Pakistan

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh and other members of the law school and legal communities have issued a statement about the rule of law in Pakistan.
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November 8, 2007

Mueller To Discuss Corporate Governance in Competitive Industries Dec. 5

Professor Holger Mueller of NYU’s Stern School of Business will discuss the question, “Does Corporate Governance Matter in Competitive Industries?” at the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance Dec. 5.
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November 8, 2007

Dispute Resolution Nov. 30 Features Ohio State’s Ellen Deason

The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series continues Nov. 30 with a lecture by Ohio State Law School Professor Ellen Deason titled “A Framework for Comparison:  Building a Taxonomy of ADR System Analysis and Design.”
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November 12, 2007

Poker Bots on the Rise—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart.
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November 15, 2007

Conference Nov. 30 To Examine Government of Venezuela Under Chávez

Yale Law School and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies will host a public forum titled “Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution at Home and Abroad: A New Geometry of Power?" on November 30.
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November 15, 2007

Prof. Mohammed Fadel To Speak on Islam and Liberalism Dec. 10

Professor Mohammed Fadel will give a Dean’s Lecture Dec. 10 on “Liberal Commitments, Islamic Commitments and Public Reason:  Strategies for Principled Political Reconciliation?”
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November 19, 2007

Isra Bhatty ’10 Selected as Rhodes Scholar

At Oxford she plans to pursue a M.Phil. in evidence-based social intervention, with a focus on programs for people of color, immigrants, and substance abusers.
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November 21, 2007

EULA Wars: The Customer Is Always Right…to Lodge a Protest—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart.
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November 28, 2007

The Bachelor’s Brad exposes real reality love—A Commentary by Michael Seringhaus ’10

Michael Seringhaus ’10 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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November 29, 2007

Yale Law Hosts Panel Discussion on Events in Pakistan

A panel discussion about the ongoing legal crisis in Pakistan and its implications for rule-of-law movements in Pakistan and South Asia was held Nov. 26 at Yale Law School.
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November 29, 2007

Bush can't act alone—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.
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December 6, 2007

Morris Tyler Moot Court Finals December 10

The finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals will be held December 10 in the Yale Law School Auditorium.
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December 6, 2007

Challenging Veteran Stereotypes—A Commentary by Ken Harbaugh ’08

Ken Harbaugh ’08 is a former Navy pilot and a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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December 7, 2007

Yale Law School Mourns Death of Professor Stanton Wheeler

Stanton Wheeler, Ford Foundation Professor Emeritus of Law and the Social Sciences and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, died Friday, December 7, 2007, in New Haven.

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December 11, 2007

Why Don’t Sports Teams Use Randomization?—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart.
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December 11, 2007

Michael Krouse ’08 and Enrique Schaerer ’08 Win Top Prize in Moot Court Finals

The finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals were held Monday, December 10, at Yale Law School.
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December 12, 2007

Public Interest Retreat Connects Students With Alums Who Are Making A Difference

Yale Law School graduates shared their public interest insights and experiences with current Law School students at a Public Interest Retreat on November 10. 
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December 13, 2007

Professor Judith Resnik Named Outstanding Scholar By American Bar Foundation

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is the 2008 recipient of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Outstanding Scholar Award.
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December 16, 2007

In Diversity We (Sorta) Trust—A Commentary by Peter Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples, and Meditations of a Militant Moderate: Cool Views on Hot Topics.
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December 16, 2007

The Right Road to America?—A Commentary by Amy Chua

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--And Why They Fall.
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December 17, 2007

Remembering YLS Professor Stan Wheeler

Friends and loved ones remember YLS Professor Stanton Wheeler, who passed away December 7, 2007, at age 77.
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December 18, 2007

Put More Muscle In Baseball Drug Tests—A Commentary by Aaron Zelinsky ’10

Aaron Zelinsky ’10 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. 
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December 20, 2007

Douglas Kysar To Join Yale Law School Faculty

Douglas Kysar, one of the nation’s leading young scholars in environmental law, will join the Yale Law School faculty and begin teaching in the next academic year.
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December 26, 2007

Does This Analysis of Test Scores Make Any Sense?—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart.
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