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2011

January 2, 2011

Jerry Brown should revisit Prop. 13 implementation—A Commentary by Michael Gervais ’11 and Dontae Rayford

Michael Gervais ’11 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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January 2, 2011

A Different Kind of Diet—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 4, 2011

Filibuster Reform Both Parties Can Agree On—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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January 4, 2011

YLS Faculty Honored for Legal Writing by the Green Bag Journal

Yale Law School faculty members are among those honored for exemplary legal writing in 2010 by the Green Bag journal.
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January 5, 2011

When Is “Undersight” Unconstitutional?—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 5, 2011

Protecting Worker's Rights—A Commentary by Luke Norris ’11

Luke Norris ’11 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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January 6, 2011

How To End the Filibuster Forever—A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84 and Gary Hart

Akhil Reed Amar ’84 is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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January 6, 2011

Professor Judith Resnik Recipient of Awards for Teaching and Writing

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik has been named recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.
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January 7, 2011

If at First You Don’t Succeed—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 7, 2011

How Conservatives Could Revive the Public Option Without meaning to—A Commentary by Adam D. Chandler ’11 and Luke Norris ’11

Adam D. Chandler ’11 and Luke Norris ’11 are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School.
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January 7, 2011

Obama contraataca—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.


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January 10, 2011

How Can We Stop Handicap Fraud?—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 12, 2011

Problems of Democracy—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 14, 2011

Harvard’s Kenneth Rogoff to Give Winter Lecture Feb. 14 on Sovereign Bankruptcy

Harvard professor Kenneth S. Rogoff will deliver the Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture on Corporate Law and Governance on Feb. 14 on “Sovereign Bankruptcy: Is This Time Different?”
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January 14, 2011

Stanford Constitutional Law Expert Michael McConnell to Discuss Whatever Happened to Freedom of Association?

Stanford law professor and constitutional law expert Michael McConnell will deliver the 2011 Elliot Lecture on Feb. 7, titled “Whatever Happened to Freedom of Association?”
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January 14, 2011

Because It Works—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 14, 2011

Kevin Czinger ’87 to Share Lessons Learned from Two Decades of New Business Creation

Kevin Czinger ’87, co-founder and strategic advisor to CODA Automotive, will discuss “Lessons from Two Decades of New Business Creation” on January 31.
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January 14, 2011

Witness from Guantanamo—A Conversation with Carol Rosenberg and Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

A special event, “Witness from Guantanamo,” featuring Miami Herald staff writer Carol Rosenberg and YLS lecturer Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL, will take place on January 25 at Yale Law School.
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January 18, 2011

What America and China Must Not Forget—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and director of The China Law Center.
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January 20, 2011

Doug Liman Film, Fair Game, Showing Jan. 25; Panel Discussion with Liman, Bazelon, Edelstein, Crock, Resnik Follows

The Liman Public Interest Program and Lustman Fellowship will co-sponsor a free screening of the Doug Liman film, Fair Game, on January 25 at 8 p.m. in Sudler Hall.
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January 20, 2011

John Fabian Witt ’99 to Discuss Puzzling History of the Laws of War in Duffy Inaugural Lecture

John Fabian Witt ’99 will present his inaugural lecture as the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law on February 28, 2011.
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January 20, 2011

The SEC's Facebook Fiasco—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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January 21, 2011

The Economics of Tiger Parenting—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 21, 2011

Who Does Justice Look Like?—A Commentary by Dennis Curtis ’66 and Judith Resnik

Dennis Curtis ’66 is Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School and Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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January 22, 2011

Legacy of a Fence—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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January 22, 2011

Sargent Shriver's Legacy Of Caring—A Commentary by Robert Post ’77 and Kate Stith

Robert Post ’77 is Dean of Yale Law School and Kate Stith is the Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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January 27, 2011

Did Congress approve America's longest war?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Oona Hathaway ’97

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

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January 30, 2011

An immigration reform window opens—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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January 31, 2011

Clinic Students Urge Justice for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Southern Sudan

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic recently completed a study of gender-based violence in southern Sudan.
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February 2, 2011

Against (Discretionary) Snow Days—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
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February 3, 2011

Liman Colloquium March 3-4 Will Examine Cooperation and Disagreement in Pursuit of Social Justice

The Fourteenth Annual Arthur Liman Colloquium, “Collaboration, Cooperation, and Confrontation,” will be held at Yale Law School March 3-4, 2011.
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February 6, 2011

Constitutional showdown; A Florida judge distorted the law in striking down healthcare reform—A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84

Akhil Reed Amar ’84 is the Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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February 9, 2011

What Would Shirley Do?—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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February 10, 2011

Professor Daniel Esty ’86 Named Commissioner of Connecticut’s Newly-Fused Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Yale Law School Professor Daniel C. Esty ’86 has been named by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy as commissioner of the state’s newly-consolidated Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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February 11, 2011

2011 Commencement Will Be Held May 23

Yale Law School’s 2011 Commencement ceremony will take place Monday, May 23, 2011.
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February 14, 2011

Professor Gewirtz Meets with President Obama on U.S.-China Summit

President Obama held an unusual 75-minute meeting with Professor Paul Gewirtz at the White House on January 14 to discuss the upcoming Summit meeting between Obama and China’s President.
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February 14, 2011

Prof. Luís Roberto Barroso ’89 LLM to Discuss Brazil’s Unbalanced Democracy

Prof. Luís Roberto Barroso ’89 LL.M will give a talk on “Brazil’s Unbalanced Democracy: Presidential Hegemony, Legislative Fragility and the Rise of Judicial Power” on February 21.
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February 16, 2011

ISP Hosts Conference on Advertising in the Digital Age

“From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age” will look at the profound impact the Internet and new information technologies have had on advertising and examine how businesses are harnessing new technologies to reimagine and redesign what advertising is, and how it works.
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February 18, 2011

Egypt's economy and Mubarak's fall—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Jonathan Macey '82

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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February 21, 2011

JREG Names UC Irvine Law Professor Alejandro Camacho Winner of Hamilton Prize

The Yale Journal on Regulation has named Professor Alejandro Camacho, Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, the 2010 recipient of the Walton H. Hamilton Prize for Outstanding Scholarship.
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February 23, 2011

Yale Journal of International Law Conference February 25 on “Non-State Actors and International Law”


The conference, to be held at Yale Law School, will bring together law students, junior faculty, and young practitioners to explore the increasing relevance of non-state actors in the international system and the international law that governs their actions.
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February 23, 2011

Is Anyone Watching?—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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March 1, 2011

Parliament to the Rescue—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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March 3, 2011

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to Discuss Privacy Rights

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will be at Yale Law School on March 10 to lecture on “Privacy Rights 3.0: What Are Privacy Interests in an Internet Age?”
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March 4, 2011

2011 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert at Yale Law School April 3

The fourth annual Stan Wheeler Jazz Concert will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Yale Law School’s Levinson Auditorium.
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March 4, 2011

Future of Environmental Law to be Examined at April 2 Conference—A Climate of Possibility

On April 2, the Yale Environmental Law Association will host a conference entitled “New Directions in Environmental Law: A Climate of Possibility.”
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March 7, 2011

YLS Team Wins Yale Graduate-Professional Basketball Championship

Continuing an unprecedented run of athletic success, Yale Law School’s 2L team captured the Yale graduate-professional basketball championship last week, holding off a late charge by Architecture to win 44-40.
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March 7, 2011

The Governor’s ‘Power Grab’—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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March 7, 2011

YLS Corporate Law Center Roundtable to assess impact of Dodd-Frank Act

Scholars, legal practitioners, members of the financial community and policymakers will meet at Yale Law School Friday, April 1, to assess the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on financial institutions, among other pressing questions related to the financial crisis.
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March 9, 2011

Dean’s Movie Night to Feature Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice

The Yale community is invited to the Dean’s Movie Night screening on March 22 of Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice.
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March 9, 2011

Justice Scalia Objects—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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March 9, 2011

It's Not Up to the President to Impose a No-Fly Zone Over Libya—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
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March 11, 2011

March 23 Screening of Inside Job, Academy Award-Winning Documentary about the 2008 Economic Crisis

On March 23, the Yale Law & Business Society and the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law will sponsor a screening and discussion of the award-winning film “Inside Job,” which documents the 2008 economic crisis and the role of Wall Street in modern society.
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March 14, 2011

Dean’s Movie Night April 12 to Feature Wiseman Film, Juvenile Court

The Yale community is invited to the Dean’s Movie Night screening on April 12 of Frederick Wiseman’s Juvenile Court.
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March 17, 2011

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Troy Paredes ’96 to Speak on Dodd-Frank and the Future of Financial Regulation

Troy Paredes ’96, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will be at Yale Law School on April 11 to lecture on “Dodd-Frank and the Future of Financial Regulation.”
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March 21, 2011

Uncle Sam and the Hostile Takeover—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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March 21, 2011

A Conversation with Rachel Maddow March 28, Open to Yale Community

MSNBC TV host Rachel Maddow will be at Yale Law School on March 28 for a Q&A with Visiting Associate Professor Amy Kapczynski ’03.
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March 23, 2011

Yale Law School Hosts Area High School Students at Second Annual Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition

On March 5, 2011, Yale Law School hosted its second annual Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition for New Haven area high school students.
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March 23, 2011

A Surprising Snapshot—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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March 24, 2011

The changing face of justice—A Commentary by Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis '66

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Dennis Curtis ’66 is Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School.
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March 24, 2011

Obama’s Unconstitutional War—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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March 25, 2011

April Seminar Will Consider Critical Issues Facing Military Justice Systems

Leading military appellate court judges from around the world will take part in a Global Military Appellate Seminar April 1 and 2 at Yale Law School.
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March 25, 2011

Libya, Obama and Rising Democracies—A Commentary by Pratik Chougule ’12

Pratik Chougule ’12 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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March 28, 2011

Moot Court Finals April 26—Can Congress Restore Copyright Protection After It Has Expired?

The finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals on April 26 will consider whether Congress has the constitutional power to restore copyright protection once it has expired.
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March 30, 2011

Former CT Gubernatorial Candidates Tom Foley and Ned Lamont to Debate Connecticut’s Budget Crisis

Former Connecticut gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley and Ned Lamont will participate in a debate about Connecticut’s budget crisis on April 4, 2011.
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March 31, 2011

Coalition for Green Capital CEO Reed Hundt to Participate in Clean Energy Discussion April 20

The Yale Environmental Law Association will host leading energy strategists in New Haven for a discussion on clean technology legislative reform and investment strategies on April 20.
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April 1, 2011

Lindsey Luebchow ’11 and Arthur Plews ’11 Awarded Heyman Fellowships

The Heyman Federal Public Service Fellowship Program has announced that Lindsey Luebchow ’11 and Arthur Plews’11 are the recipients of the 2011-2012 Heyman Fellowships.
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April 1, 2011

Transnational Development Clinic to Host Panel Discussion on Street Vendor Rights

On April 7, 2011, the Transnational Development Clinic at Yale Law School will host a panel discussion on the conditions and legal challenges faced by street vendors around the world.
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April 6, 2011

Harold Hongju Koh Returns April 11 to Lecture on the Obama Administration and International Law

Former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on April 11 about the Obama administration and international law.
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April 6, 2011

The Constitutional Clock Is Ticking on Obama's War—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Oona Hathaway ’97

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
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April 6, 2011

Gitmo Fatigue at the Supreme Court—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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April 6, 2011

New Clinic Focuses on Global Poverty Lawyering

The new Transnational Development Clinic at Yale Law School is tackling important issues such as street vendor rights, remittances, and assistance to displaced workers.
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April 11, 2011

Private Manning’s Humiliation—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Yochai Benkler

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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April 11, 2011

Eric Fish ’11, Caroline Gross ’10, Scarlet Kim ’11, Matthew Matera ’11, Erin Phillips ’09, Nicholas Riley ’11 Awarded YLS Public Interest Fellowships

Yale Law School has announced the 2011-2012 recipients of the Yale Law School Public Interest Fellowships, which support recent Yale Law graduates for full-time public interest work for one year.
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April 13, 2011

Adjunct Professor E. Donald Elliott ’74 Appointed Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States

E. Donald Elliott ’74, Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School, has been appointed a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
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April 14, 2011

Barristers’ Union Mock Trial Finalists Will Argue Murder, Grand Theft Auto Case April 27

The final round of the Barristers’ Union Mock Trial Competition will be held Wednesday, April 27, at Yale Law School.
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April 19, 2011

Deconstructing the Galleon Insider Trading Case—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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April 20, 2011

Missing in Action—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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April 25, 2011

Bruce Ackerman ’67 Debates Stephen Carter ’79 on the Role of Religion in the Public Square

In the third installment on April 20 of the “Debating Law & Religion” series, Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Professor Stephen Carter ’79 debated what type of reasons can be legitimately referenced in public deliberation.
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April 27, 2011

Arpit Garg ’12 and Daniel Winik ’11 Win Top Prize in Spring Finals of Moot Court Competition

The Potter Stewart Prize for best overall written and oral argument went to Arpit Garg ’12 and Daniel Winik ’11 in the spring finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court competition.
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April 28, 2011

Seyla Benhabib and Jennifer Prah Ruger Named 2011 Guggenheim Fellows

Seyla Benhabib and Jennifer Prah Ruger have been awarded 2011 fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
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April 28, 2011

Nic Marais ’11 and Julie Duncan ’12 Win Top Honors in Barristers’ Union Mock Trial Finals

Nic Marais ’11 and Julie Duncan ’12 took top honors in the final round of the Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union Mock Trial Competition April 27 at Yale Law School.
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May 1, 2011

On being judged—A Commentary by Judge Nancy Gertner ’71

Judge Nancy Gertner ’71 is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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May 3, 2011

A Predicament Of His Own Making—A Commentary by Owen Fiss

Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 3, 2011

The world after bin Laden—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Oona Hathaway ’97

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
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May 4, 2011

What Is Motivated Reasoning and How Does It Work?—A Commentary by Dan Kahan

Dan Kahan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 4, 2011

Recuse Me—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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May 5, 2011

Reform still lets banks play roulette—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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May 5, 2011

Dean Robert Post '77 Elected to American Philosophical Society

Robert C. Post ’77, Dean of Yale Law School, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society.
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May 5, 2011

The Burden of Victory—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 10, 2011

Tiger Mom: Here's how to reshape U.S. education—A Commentary by Amy Chua

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 13, 2011

Five YLS Students Receive FASPE Fellowships; Will Examine Contemporary Legal Ethics Through Lens of the Holocaust

Five Yale Law School students have been chosen to receive Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.
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May 13, 2011

Give Us Your Huddled Masses of Engineers—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck and John Tyler

Peter Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law and Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 16, 2011

Gruber Foundation at Yale Will Support Global Justice and Women’s Rights Initiatives at the Law School

Gruber Foundation at Yale Will Support Global Justice and Women’s Rights Initiatives at the Law School
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May 16, 2011

U.S. justified in killing Osama Bin Laden—A Commentary by Jed Rubenfeld

Jed Rubenfeld is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 17, 2011

Professors Kate Stith and Quintin Johnstone ’51 JSD Honored for Service to Legal Profession

Professor Kate Stith has received the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award, and Professor Emeritus Quintin Johnstone is recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Service to the Profession Award.
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May 17, 2011

Death of the War Powers Act?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Oona Hathaway ’97

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
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May 18, 2011

Justice in Dreamland—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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May 23, 2011

229 Degree Candidates Honored Before Downpour Cuts Commencement Ceremonies Short -- VIDEO and PHOTOS

229 degree candidates were honored at Yale Law School Commencement ceremonies on May 23.
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May 24, 2011

Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy Study Finds Mixed Impact of Trade on the Environment

A new study by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy finds evidence that trade openness can have both positive and negative associations with environmental quality.
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May 26, 2011

Economic Stagnation Explained, at 30,000 Feet—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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May 29, 2011

The Reincarnation of Pro-Life—A Commentary by Emily Bazelon ’00

Emily Bazelon ’00 is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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May 31, 2011

Stopping the Government from Reading Your E-Mail—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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June 1, 2011

A Voice From the Past—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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June 1, 2011

Obama’s Illegal War—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Oona Hathaway ’97

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
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June 3, 2011

Why Investors Shouldn't Worry About Money Funds—A Commentary by Jonathan R. Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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June 3, 2011

How to resolve the War Powers impasse—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Oona Hathaway ’97

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
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June 7, 2011

Dollars and sense of energy taxes—A Commentary by Michael J. Graetz

Michael J. Graetz is the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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June 8, 2011

Diamond, Bryson and the Ever-Nastier Senate—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 8, 2011

Roberta Romano ’80 Appointed Sterling Professor of Law; Henry Hansmann ’74 Named Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law

Roberta Romano ’80 has been named a Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and Henry Hansmann ’74 has been named the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law.
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June 9, 2011

Sarah Chervinsky ’11 is Top Gun in Trial Advocacy

Sarah Chervinsky ’11 won the National Top Gun Mock Trial Competition June 5 at Baylor Law School.
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June 10, 2011

Lowenstein Clinic Students Play Key Role in Jesuits Massacre Case Indictments

Students in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic played a key role in the recent indictment of 20 former members of the El Salvadoran military.
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June 13, 2011

E. Donald Elliott Elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers

E. Donald Elliott, Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School, has been elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL).
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June 13, 2011

Yale Law School Mourns the Loss of Professor Emeritus Charles Elias Clark '47

Yale Law School Professor Emeritus Charles Elias Clark ’47 died June 11, 2011, at age 89.
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June 14, 2011

The GOP: Masters of the Credible Threat—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 15, 2011

Activists by Invitation—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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June 20, 2011

Legal Acrobatics, Illegal War—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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June 21, 2011

Supreme Court ruling is good, bad and ugly—A Commentary by Douglas Kysar

Douglas Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 23, 2011

Three States Short of a Secure Community—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law and Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 23, 2011

How to hire a federal watchdog—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 23, 2011

Congress Is Too Timid to Fight Its Libya War—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 26, 2011

Lost in Afghanistan? –A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 27, 2011

Isolationism is bad politics—A Commentary by Pratik Chougule '12

Pratik Chougule '12 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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June 27, 2011

No Middle Ground—A Commentary by Heather K. Gerken

Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 27, 2011

Anne Alstott ’87, James Forman Jr. ’92, and David Singh Grewal ’02 Appointed to Law School Faculty

Anne Alstott ’87, James Forman Jr. ’92, and David Singh Grewal ’02 will join the Yale Law School faculty on July 1, 2011.
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June 28, 2011

The Lawless Presidency—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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June 29, 2011

Bomb Away, Mr. President—A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84

Akhil Reed Amar ’84 is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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June 29, 2011

Common Sense and Sensibility—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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July 7, 2011

Liberal Fears Threaten Justice Ginsburg’s Job—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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July 7, 2011

The SEC’s Publicity Hounds—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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July 13, 2011

Immigration policy: U.S. should abolish its 'diversity visa' program—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law and Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.
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July 13, 2011

A Supreme Court Scorecard—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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July 19, 2011

Professor Robert Ellickson ’66 to Participate in International Property Rights Conference

Yale Law Professor Robert Ellickson ’66 will participate in the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, sponsored by William & Mary Law School, in Beijing, China, on October 14 and 15, 2011.
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July 21, 2011

Margot Kaminski ’10 Named Executive Director of YLS Information Society Project

Margot Kaminski ’10 has been named executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
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July 22, 2011

The Balanced Budget Amendment's Fatal Flaw—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck

Peter H. Schuck is Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law and Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.
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July 27, 2011

Homegrown Hurt—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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July 27, 2011

YLS Students Paul Linden-Retek ’12, Shayak Sarkar ’13, and Vivek Ramaswamy ’13 Named Soros New American Fellows

YLS students Paul Linden-Retek ’12, Shayak Sarkar ’13, and Vivek Ramaswamy ’13 have been named Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellows for 2011.
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July 28, 2011

3 Ways Obama could bypass Congress—A Commentary by Jack M. Balkin

Jack Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.
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July 31, 2011

Our Unbalanced Democracy—A Commentary by Jacob S. Hacker and Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.
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August 2, 2011

How the GOP lost on the debt deal—A Commentary by Daniel Markovits ’00

Daniel Markovits ’00 is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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August 3, 2011

Balanced-Budget Bill Fails Fiscal Test—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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August 3, 2011

Report from Yale Human Rights Team Finds Cambodian Garment Factories Use Short-Term Employment Contracts to Exploit Workers

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School has released a report finding that Cambodian garment factories use short-term employment contracts to exploit workers.
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August 11, 2011

Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman Co-organizes Conference in Italy on Anti-Corruption Policy

On June 13-17, 2011, the Rockefeller Foundation conference facility in Bellagio, Italy, was the setting for a workshop co-organized by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science) with Paul Carrington, Emeritus Professor of Law and former Dean at Duke Law School.
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August 15, 2011

Marriage equality state by state—A Commentary by William Eskridge ’78

William Eskridge ’78 is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.
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August 15, 2011

Will court short-circuit Dodd-Frank?—A Commentary by Elaine Buckberg and Jonathan Macey ’82 and James Overdahl

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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August 16, 2011

Richard Brooks to Discuss Law, Economics and Skepticism in Leighton Homer Surbeck Inaugural Lecture

Richard Brooks will present his inaugural lecture as the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law on September 19, 2011, discussing law, economics and skepticism.
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August 17, 2011

Baseball, Pawlenty and Celebrity Politics—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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August 17, 2011

Former South Africa Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs to Speak on Judicial Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights

Former South Africa Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs will be at Yale Law School on September 21 to present a lecture titled “The Judge Who Cried: Social and Economic Rights as Judicially Enforceable Fundamental Rights.”
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August 19, 2011

Yale Visual Law Project Caps Successful First Year With Release of Two Student-Produced Films

A new program teaching Yale Law School students how to use film to present legal arguments has marked the successful completion of its first year with the release of two documentaries.
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August 26, 2011

Storm Irene Update -- No Changes to JD, Graduate Orientation Schedules

There are currently no changes to the Yale Law School orientation for graduate students, scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 29, at 9:00 am.
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August 26, 2011

Over the Cliff—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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August 28, 2011

Buffett BofA buy no seal of approval—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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August 31, 2011

Both Parties Misunderstand Taxes, Sacrifice—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 1, 2011

Exhibition at Law Library – From Legal Pads to iPads – Highlights Yale’s Outstanding Legal Scholarship

An exhibit celebrating Yale Law School’s legal scholarship – From Legal Pads to iPads – will run throughout the fall in the Lillian Goldman Law Library.
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September 1, 2011

Dean Post Welcomes the J.D. Class of 2014 to Yale Law School

In his convocation address on August 31, Dean Robert Post ’77 welcomed the 205 members of the Yale Law School J.D. Class of 2014.
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September 6, 2011

Washington's Antitrust Timewarp—A Commentary by George L. Priest

George L. Priest is the Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics at Yale Law School.
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September 7, 2011

Mission Accomplished. Finally—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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September 7, 2011

Lessons Maybe Learned—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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September 8, 2011

As Muslims suffer from loss of air travel freedoms, others do, too—A Commentary by Nafees A. Syed ’14

Nafees A. Syed ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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September 9, 2011

Professors Fish and Markovits Open Law and Religion Series with Debate on Democracy, Diversity, and Disagreement

Professors Stanley Fish and Daniel Markovits ’00 will debate “Democracy, Diversity, and Disagreement” on Sept. 14, 2011.
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September 12, 2011

Terrorism And Territoriality – Ten Years After 9/11—A Commentary by Jeffrey A. Meyer ’89

Jeffrey A. Meyer ’89 is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 13, 2011

Professor Resnik and Justice Ginsburg Uphold Women’s Rights in Re-enactment of 19th Century Case

Yale Law Professor Judith Resnik and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took part in the re-enactment of a 19th century Supreme Court case at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2011 Judicial Conference.
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September 13, 2011

Yale Law School and Thomson Reuters Announce Establishment of Thomson Reuters Initiative at the Yale Information Society Project

Yale Law School and Thomson Reuters have announced the establishment of the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology at the Yale Information Society Project.
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September 14, 2011

Google Do-Gooder Discount Leaves Churches to Beg—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 16, 2011

Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development Offers Ideas to Obama Administration for Addressing Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis

The Eugene and Carol Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development has submitted a white paper to the Obama Administration offering ideas on how to address the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
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September 19, 2011

Kids and Guns: Why Doctors Have a Right to Know—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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September 19, 2011

Politics Failed, Not Ideas—A Commentary by E. Donald Elliott ’74

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 20, 2011

Why (and how) to tax the super-rich—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Anne Alstott ’87

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Anne Alstott ’87 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 20, 2011

Attorney P. Sabin Willett To Share His Guantánamo Moment at Preiskel-Silverman Lecture

Attorney P. Sabin Willett will deliver a talk titled “Your Guantánamo Moment” on October 24, 2011, at Yale Law School.
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September 21, 2011

Transnational Development Clinic Helps Hundreds of Connecticut Factory Workers Gain Access to Job Training and Income Assistance

Hundreds of laid-off Connecticut factory workers have won access to critical job training and income support with legal assistance from Yale Law School's Transnational Development Clinic.
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September 21, 2011

Breaking News: The Civil War Is Over—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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September 24, 2011

How Do You Say 'Economic Security'?—A Commentary by Theodore R. Marmor and Jerry L. Mashaw

Jerry L. Mashaw is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 26, 2011

Return of the Incredible HOLC: How a Depression-Era Program Could Help Solve the Housing Puzzle—A Commentary by Ray Brescia ’92

Ray Brescia ’92 is a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 27, 2011

Class Warfare?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Anne Alstott ’87

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Anne Alstott ’87 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 28, 2011

Energy Department Is No Venture Capitalist—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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September 29, 2011

Yale Law Students Hear from World’s Top Women Jurists: Follow Your Own Path

The 15th Global Constitutionalism Seminar took place at Yale Law School Sept. 21 through 24, 2011.
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September 30, 2011

Enough Project Co-founder and Human Rights Activist John Prendergast to Share His Experiences With Yale Community

Enough Project co-founder and human rights activist John Prendergast will be at Yale in October and November speaking about his efforts to end genocide and promote peace.
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October 4, 2011

The End of Energy—A Commentary by Michael J. Graetz

Michael J. Graetz is the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School.
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October 6, 2011

Refused and Confused—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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October 7, 2011

Amy Kapczynski ’03 to Join Law School Faculty in January as Associate Professor of Law

Amy Kapczynski ’03 has been appointed an associate professor of law at Yale Law School.
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October 7, 2011

Obama’s Death Panel; The killing of an American citizen without due process is a national scandal—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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October 11, 2011

Clifford Ando and Donald Davis, Jr. To Debate Place of Law and Religion in Ancient Rome and India

Clifford Ando and Donald Davis, Jr. To Debate Place of Law and Religion in Ancient Rome and India
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October 12, 2011

Democratizing Wall Street?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Anne Alstott ’87

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Anne Alstott ’87 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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October 12, 2011

Reid’s Senate Rule Change Was Purely Partisan—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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October 13, 2011

Veterans Clinic Representing Navy Veteran Suing for Benefits, Same-Sex Marriage Recognition

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School is representing a navy veteran suing for veterans’ benefits she claims were denied because of her same-sex marriage.
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October 17, 2011

Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression Will Promote Freedom of Speech and Press, Access to Information

Yale Law School and Floyd Abrams have announced the formation of The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School, dedicated to promoting freedom of speech, freedom of the press and access to information.
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October 17, 2011

The Next Abortion Battleground: Fetal Heartbeats—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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October 18, 2011

The People's Bailout: How Occupy Wall Street Could Help Millions, and Bring More Supporters Into the Fold—A Commentary by Ray Brescia ’92

Ray Brescia ’92 is a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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October 19, 2011

Tom Tyler to Join Law School Faculty in January as Professor of Law

Tom Tyler will join the Yale Law School faculty in January 2012 as a Professor of Law.
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October 19, 2011

Actively Engaged—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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October 20, 2011

Project Rebirth Screening and Discussion to be Held Oct. 22

The Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development will host a private screening of the documentary film Project Rebirth on Saturday, October 22 in Room 121.
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October 21, 2011

Occupying the First Amendment—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Yochai Benkler

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.
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October 22, 2011

True Patriot Co-authors Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer to Speak on The Future of Progressive Politics

Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer, co-authors of “The True Patriot,” will be at Yale Law School on Oct. 28 to speak on “The Future of Progressive Politics.”
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October 24, 2011

Second Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Case at Yale Law School on Nov. 9

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be sitting at Yale Law School on Nov. 9, 2011.
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October 25, 2011

State Department Policy Planning Director and Hillary Clinton Advisor Jake Sullivan ’03 Will Discuss American Leadership Friday

Jake Sullivan ’03, head of the U.S. State Department’s Policy Planning office, will discuss “American Leadership in a Changing World” on Oct. 28 at Yale Law School.
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October 25, 2011

USC Professor Gideon Daniel Yaffe Will Speak Nov. 3 on Criminal Responsibility & Neuroscience

USC Professor Gideon Daniel Yaffe will deliver a Dean’s Lecture Nov. 3 on the topic, “Criminal Responsibility & Neuroscience: The Absurd, the Overstated, and the Potentially Useful (someday, maybe).”
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October 26, 2011

Information Society Project Highlights Accomplishments in 2010-2011 Annual Report

The Yale Law School Information Society Project has released its 2010-2011 annual report, highlighting the center’s institutional and individual accomplishments for the 2010-2011 academic year.
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October 26, 2011

Let He Who Lobbed No Missiles Judge Libya Rebels—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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October 27, 2011

Plurilateral Trade Agreements Lack Protections for Users, Intermediaries—A Commentary by Margot Kaminski ’10

Margot Kaminski ’10 is a Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
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October 30, 2011

Yale Law School Mourns the Death of Sterling Professor Emeritus and Former Dean Harry H. Wellington - Memorial Service Nov. 13

Yale Law School Sterling Professor Emeritus Harry H. Wellington, a constitutional law and labor law scholar and former Dean of both Yale Law School and New York Law School, died Monday, August 8, 2011.
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October 30, 2011

The Arab Autumn—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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October 31, 2011

THIS WEEKEND -- Alumni Weekend 2011: Human Rights in a Turbulent World

Alumni Weekend 2011— Human Rights in a Turbulent World—takes place November 4-6 in New Haven.
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October 31, 2011

Judges Are for Sale — and Special Interests Are Buying—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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November 3, 2011

Not Following the ‘Leader’—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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November 7, 2011

Professors Whitman ’88 and Hamburger ’82 To Debate Church-State Separation and the Theological Roots of Law

James Q. Whitman ’88 and Philip Hamburger ’82 will debate church-state separation and the theological roots of law on Nov. 8.
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November 10, 2011

Obama Should Still Resist Congress on Solyndra—A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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November 11, 2011

Photos, Videos of Alumni Weekend 2011 Now Online

Photos and videos of Alumni Weekend 2011 are now available on the Yale Law School website.
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November 13, 2011

Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation Coming to Yale Law School Nov. 14

The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, the largest American Indian nation in the United States, will be sitting at Yale Law School on Nov. 14, 2011.
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November 14, 2011

Jean Koh Peters Honored by Asian Civil Rights Organization For Efforts on Behalf of Social Justice and Equality

Professor Jean Koh Peters has been honored by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund for outstanding efforts to advance social justice and equality for Asian Americans.
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November 14, 2011

Moot Court Finals December 5 Will Consider Whether FCC Indecency Standards are Constitutional

The constitutionality of the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency standards will be considered at the Morris Tyler Moot Court finals on Dec. 5.
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November 15, 2011

Anne Alstott ’87 Named Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation

Anne L. Alstott ’87, a specialist in taxation and social policy, has been named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation at the Yale Law School.
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November 15, 2011

Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Will Politicize Judicial Process—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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November 16, 2011

Reasonable Expectations—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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November 18, 2011

Victory for Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic as Appeals Court Upholds Online Anonymity

The Illinois Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court ruling ordering the disclosure of the identity of a person who had criticized a political candidate on a newspaper website.
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November 18, 2011

Paying Students to Quit Law School—A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84 and Ian Ayres ’86

Akhil Reed Amar ’84 is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Ian Ayres is William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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November 20, 2011

Ronan Farrow ’09 Named 2012 Rhodes Scholar

Ronan Farrow, a human rights activist and 2009 graduate of Yale Law School, has been named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar.
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November 21, 2011

Tom Tyler Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Justice Scholarship and Research

Tom Tyler, who will join the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a Professor of Law, has been honored by the International Society for Justice Research with its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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November 22, 2011

Ending Charity Tax Break Will Hurt Poor Most—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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November 22, 2011

Supreme Court Clinic Presents Oral Arguments in the Case of a “Whistle Blower” Attempting to Sue for Wrongful Arrest

Yale Law School’s Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic was at the U.S. Supreme Court in November presenting oral arguments in the case, Rehberg v. Paulk.
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November 28, 2011

How to Stop Black Friday Mayhem—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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November 29, 2011

Yale Law Once Again Tops Harvard in Court Classic; Raises $8K for Public Interest

Yale Law School beat Harvard Law in the eighth annual Court Classic, raising $8,000 for the public interest.
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November 30, 2011

Senior Chinese Government Leaders Program

The China Law Center played a leading role in the recent Senior Chinese Government Leaders program at Yale University in November, conducted in cooperation with China's Central Party School.
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November 30, 2011

Professors Amar ’84 and Levinson To Debate: Does the Text of the Constitution Matter?

Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar ’84 and Visiting Professor Sanford V. Levinson will debate “Orthodoxy or Orthopraxy: Does the Text of the Constitution Matter?” as part of the “Debating Law & Religion” series on Dec. 6.
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November 30, 2011

Promoting Freedom of Information in China

The China Law Center has been engaged in assisting development of freedom of information in China for nearly a decade.
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November 30, 2011

Sins of the Parents—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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November 30, 2011

Limited Government in an Era of Unlimited Harm—A Commentary by Douglas A. Kysar

Douglas A. Kysar is Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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November 30, 2011

Tackling the power of the 1%--A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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December 2, 2011

Tony Blair: Open-minded View of Culture and Faith Critical to Achieving Peace

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivered the 2011 Judge Jon O. Newman Lecture on Global Justice on Dec. 2, 2011, at Yale Law School.
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December 5, 2011

For Papuans, Obama Visit to ASEAN Summit Brings Home Heavy Price of Indonesia's Economic Development Plans—A Commentary by Jim Silk ’89, Amanda Elbogen ’13, Stephanie Keene ’12 and Stephanie Safdi ’12

Jim Silk ’89 is Clinical Professor of Law in Yale Law School’s Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. Amanda Elbogen ’13, Stephanie Keene ’12 and Stephanie Safdi ’12 are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School.
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December 5, 2011

Coming Soon To Your Cell Phone: Annoying Robo-Calls?—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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December 6, 2011

Community and Economic Development Clinic Instrumental in Completing Shopping Center Buyout

Students from the Community and Economic Development Clinic at Yale Law School recently helped their client achieve a 14-year-old dream of becoming the sole owner of a shopping plaza on Whalley Avenue in New Haven.
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December 6, 2011

Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic Wins Access to Emails Between NYC Mayor’s Office and Former City Schools Chancellor

In a victory for freedom of information and Yale Law School clinic students, the New York Supreme Court on Nov. 23 ordered the disclosure of emails between New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and a controversial former New York City schools chancellor.
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December 7, 2011

Lewis Bollard ’13 and Jonathan Siegel ’13 Win Top Prize in Moot Court Finals

Lewis Bollard ’13 and Jonathan Siegel ’13 won the top prize in the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize Finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals on Dec. 5.
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December 7, 2011

Congress Isn’t Supposed to Be Above the Law—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter '79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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December 7, 2011

Estella Cisneros ’12, Dror Ladin ’10 Awarded 2012 Skadden Public Interest Fellowship

Yale Law School student Estella Cisneros ’12 and alum Dror Ladin ’10 have been named 2012 Skadden Public Interest Fellows.
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December 8, 2011

Robina Foundation Pledges Additional $3 Million to Support Human Rights Fellowship Initiative at Yale Law School

The Robina Foundation has pledged a gift of $3 million to support the Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellowship Initiative at Yale Law School through 2015.
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December 9, 2011

Henry Kissinger Addresses Yale Students on U.S.-China Relations and American Diplomacy

Former secretary of state Dr. Henry A. Kissinger engaged today in a “Special Conversation on Sino-America Relations” with a group of students from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Yale Law School.
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December 10, 2011

Peace Corps’ time over—A Commentary by Matias A. Sueldo

Matias A. Sueldo is a joint degree candidate at Yale Law School.
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December 12, 2011

Transgender People: The Next Frontier in Civil Rights—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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December 12, 2011

Teaching Law—A Commentary by Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish is Visiting Professor of Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow at Yale Law School.
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December 12, 2011

Yale Law School Teams Advance to Finals in World Human Rights Moot Court and Copenhagen Competition

Teams from Yale Law School recently advanced to the finals of the World Human Rights Moot Court Competition and the Copenhagen Competition.
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December 12, 2011

A call for prosecutorial accountability—A Commentary by Deborah Jane Cooper ’13

Deborah Jane Cooper ’13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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December 12, 2011

Congress's Phony Insider-Trading Reform—A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Jonathan Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale Law School.
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December 13, 2011

The United States of Europe?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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December 14, 2011

ALI Publishes Final Volume of the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers; Professor Langbein Co-Author

The American Law Institute has released the third and final volume of its “Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, co-authored by YLS Professor John Langbein.
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December 14, 2011

Justice Clarence Thomas ’74 Visits the Law School; Meets with Student Groups, Teaches Class

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ’74 visited Yale Law School on Dec. 14, 2011, meeting with student groups, teaching a class, and attending a reception for faculty and guests.
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December 15, 2011

Rock Bottom—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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December 16, 2011

Hitchens’s Greatest Legacy Is His Clarity—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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December 19, 2011

Food Safety Law Project

The China Law Center will be assisting the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration in the development of food safety risk assessment law and policy.
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December 19, 2011

Don't Tax the Rich. Tax Inequality Itself—A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Aaron S. Edlin

Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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December 19, 2011

Chinese Elder Law Project

The China Law Center hosted a visitor this fall from the National People’s Congress (NPC) to support the revision of China’s Law for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly.
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December 21, 2011

Keeping Christmas and Its Trees Real—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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December 22, 2011

Center for Environmental Law and Policy Part of Team Helping China Assess Environmental Performance

A team of researchers jointly led by Yale University and Columbia University have released a report that introduces a framework for assessing China’s environmental management and performance.
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December 24, 2011

Tiger Mom's Long-Distance Cub—A Commentary by Amy Chua

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
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December 27, 2011

Should Medical Journals Print Info That Could Help Bioterrorists?—A Commentary by Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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December 28, 2011

A Christmas Gift for the Pentagon—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.
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December 28, 2011

What We Think About When We Think About the Court—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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