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Not all conferences have event pages on this site. More are listed on the YLS Calendar, but please note that it does not represent a comprehensive schedule of events at the school.

Past conferences appear under yearly indexes to the left.

April 9, 2015

Eighteenth Annual Liman Colloquium

This convening, the first jointly sponsored by both the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program and the Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship, explores the expansion of the justifications for and forms of confinement. A record number – more than 11 million – of people are in detention. In addition to the classic justification of criminal punishment and detention prior to criminal trial, governments also have categories of “civil” detainees, including the mentally ill, juveniles, migrants, and those deemed a threat to national security. Their confinement often takes forms largely indistinguishable from prisons. Critics have numerous objections on legal, practical, and moral grounds, and because the numbers in detention place immense fiscal burdens on governments, many commentators believe that opportunities now exist to revisit these practices.
November 6, 2015

Law, Religion, and Politics: Challenges to Traditional Borders in Global and Comparative Perspectives

This conference marks the fourth anniversary of the Debating Law & Religion Series at Yale Law School. It will draw together leading scholars of religion from across traditional academic disciplines to reassess the place of religion in our contemporary societies. Panels will investigate the diversification of Church-State arrangements across the world as well as the emergence of counter-narratives that challenge the traditional arc of modern secularization.
November 13, 2015

The New Health Care Industry: Integration, Consolidation, Competition in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act

This interdisciplinary conference, co-sponsored by Yale business school, will bring together leading voices from health care industry, government, and academia to evaluate the legal, economic, and medical effects of consolidation.
December 4, 2015

2015 Doctoral Scholarship Conference

The conference aims to provide doctoral students and recent graduates with a forum to present, share and discuss their work beyond conventional academic boundaries. It seeks to promote quality research and to facilitate discussion across diverse subject areas and methodological approaches, with a view towards fostering a community of aspiring legal scholars.