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2011 Videos

Dean Robert Post talks with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair about faith, globalization, security, and constitutional reform. The conversation took place December 2, 2011.

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MOOT COURT
December 5

Morris Tyler Moot Court Finals
Second- and third-year students compete for a chance to appear in the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize Finals.
NEWMAN LECTURE
December 2

A Conversation with Tony Blair
Dean Robert Post talks with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair about faith, globalization, security, and constitutional reform.
LECTURE
December 1

A Talk with Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas chronicled the years he has spent hiding his immigration status for The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He spoke about his personal story and the nonprofit group Define American.
ALUMNI WEEKEND
November 5

Emerging Challenges to the Freedom of Expression: From Hate Speech to Social Networks
Moderator: Robert C. Post '77, Dean Yale Law School. Panelists: Floyd Abrams '59, Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Susan Benesch '01, World Policy Institute; Anupam Chander '92, UC Davis; Jeffrey Rosen '91, George Washington University Law School.
ALUMNI WEEKEND
November 5

Reporting on Human Rights: The Responsibility of Journalists and NGOs
Moderator: Edward R. Girardet '91 M.S.L., Institute for Media and Global Governance. Panelists: Lucy A. Dalglish '88 M.S.L., Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Mark Danner, UC Berkeley and Bard College; Gary Knight, Tufts University; Kenneth Roth '80, Human Rights Watch.
ALUMNI WEEKEND
November 5

Navigating the Tension Between National Security and Human Rights
Moderator: Oona A. Hathaway '97, Yale Law School. Panelists: David Cole '84, Georgetown University Law Center; William Lietzau '89, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy; Steven R. Ratner '86, University of Michigan Law School; W. Michael Reisman '64 LL.M., '65 J.S.D., Yale Law School; Matthew C. Waxman '99, Columbia Law School.
ALUMNI WEEKEND
November 4

Advancing Human Rights through International and Domestic Courts
Moderator: Lea Brilmayer, Yale Law School. Panelists: Dapo Akande, Oxford University; Sarah Cleveland '92, Columbia Law School; Ruth Wedgwood '76, Johns Hopkins University; Luzius Wildhaber '65 LL.M., '68 J.S.D., European Court of Human Rights.
ALUMNI WEEKEND
November 4

YLS Student Involvement in human Rights – Advocacy and Adjudication
Hear from current YLS students about their work in various clinics. Moderator: James J. Silk '89, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School.
DEAN'S LECTURE
November 3

Criminal Responsibility & Neuroscience: The Absurd, the Overstated, and the Potentially Useful (someday, maybe)
Gideon Daniel Yaffe discusses recent neuroscientific discoveries and their significance in assigning criminal responsibility to defendants.
COMMENTARY
October 31

The Fatal Interaction of Markets and Regulation
Professor Jon Macey discusses the root cause of the financial crisis.
COMMENTARY
October 26

The Transnational Development Clinic at Yale Law School
Clinical Professor Muneer Ahmad speaks about one of Yale Law School's newest clinics – the Transnational Development Clinic – and its work on both domestic and international issues.
PREISKEL-SILVERMAN LECTURE
October 24

Your Guantánamo Moment
P. Sabin Willett discusses his moment of revelation as an attorney, and those moments that will come for the next generation of lawyers.
BOOK TALK
October 5

Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World
Jack Balkin and Visiting Professor Sanford Levinson discuss Professor Balkin's newest work.
COMMENTARY
September 28

Insider Trading
Professor Jonathan Macey discusses insider trading and the competing views of the SEC and the U.S. Supreme Court.
ANDERSON LECTURE
September 21

The Judge Who Cried: Social and Economic Rights as Judicially Enforceable Fundamental Rights
Human rights activist and former South Africa Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs delivers the Robert P. Anderson Memorial Fellowship Lecture
INAUGURAL LECTURE
September 19

Circles and Lines: Law, Economics and Skepticism
Richard Brooks delivers his inaugural lecture as the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law.
COMMENTARY
September 19

Controversial Elections Changes
Akhil Reed Amar '84, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, comments on the potential impact of a Republican plan to change the way electoral votes are allocated in Pennsylvania.
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
June 1

2011 Commencement Address
Guido Calabresi, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law, delivers his address to the graduating Class of 2011.
COMMENCEMENT
May 23, 2011
2011 Commencement
Yale Law School announced 229 degree candidates at the School's commencement ceremony May 23, 2011.
DEBATING LAW & RELIGION
April 20

Rational, Reasonable, and Religious? The Role of Religion in Public Reason
Professor Bruce Ackerman '67 and Professor Stephen Carter '79 debate what type of reasons can be legitimately referenced in public deliberation in this third installment of the series.
DISCUSSION
April 20

Unlocking Investment in the Clean Energy Economy
Leading energy strategists discuss clean technology legislative reform and investment strategies, with remarks by Connecticut's Commissioner of Environmental Protection Daniel Esty, and a keynote address by Reed Hundt, Coalition for Green Capital CEO.
BOOK TALK
April 4

The End of Energy: the Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence
Professor Michael Graetz discusses his latest book, with commentary with Professor Daniel C. Esty.
INAUGURAL LECTURE
February 28

Lincoln's Code: The Puzzling History of the Laws of War
John Fabian Witt discusses the puzzling history of the laws of wars, dating back to the time of the Civil War and the wartime instructions known as "Lieber's code."
LECTURE
February 17

Is Civility Important?
Professor Stephen L. Carter shares his thoughts on the issue of civility in politics, an issue that has recently come into the national spotlight.
ELLIOT LECTURE
February 7

Whatever Happened to Freedom of Association?
Michael McConnell, Richard & Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School
DEAN'S LECTURE
January 31

Lessons from Two Decades of New Business Creation-From Satellite Television to Electric Cars
Kevin R. Czinger '87, co-founder and strategic advisor to CODA Automotive speaks at the Yale Symposium on Law and Management, co-sponsored by Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management.
INAUGURAL LECTURE
January 24

Dignity, Voice, Story
The inaugural lecture of Jean Koh Peters as the Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law was delivered Jan 24, 2011. The lecture, "Dignity, Voice, Story," touches on Professor Peters' work representing children and refugees, and her approach to clinical law teaching.