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Welcome to the Yale Law School News & Events page.  Below you will find highlights of activities by Yale Law School faculty, students and alumni—on campus and around the globe.  The RSS link above will allow you to subscribe to the News Feed using your preferred feed reader. 
April 16, 2015

Lack of Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards Focus of May 21st Symposium and New Book

A symposium examining the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards and the heated debate it has ignited around the world will take place at Yale Law School on May 21, 2015. 
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April 15, 2015

BLSA Reflects On Trip to U.S. Supreme Court

Students from the Black Law Students Association visited the U.S. Supreme Court last month. They met with Justice Clarence Thomas ’74 and Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 as well as three YLS alumni who are currently clerking at the High Court.

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April 14, 2015

Yale Law School Announces 38 Public Interest Fellowship Recipients for 2015-2016

Yale Law School students and graduates receive 38 Public Interest Fellowships.

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April 14, 2015

Soros Fellowship Awarded to Eugene Rusyn ’17

Eugene Rusyn ’17 has been named a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow for 2015. 
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April 9, 2015

Professor Yaffe Named 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

Gideon Yaffe, a Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Psychology at Yale has been awarded a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 
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April 8, 2015

Top First Amendment Lawyer to Head Yale Law Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic

David A. Schulz ’78, a leading First Amendment lawyer who has defended the rights of journalists and news organizations for more than 30 years, has been named Clinical Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School. 
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April 6, 2015

Veterans Clinic Files Nation-Wide Class Action, Challenging Delays in VA Benefits Processing

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a Marine Corps veteran and thousands of other veterans seeking to compel the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs to decide initial disability compensation appeals that have been pending more than one year. 
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April 1, 2015

Senator Blumenthal to Deliver Remarks On Veterans Health Care Challenges at Yale Law School Event

Senator Richard Blumethal ’73 will speak at Yale Law School on April 2 during an event about the crisis and reform efforts surrounding the Veterans Health Administration.
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March 30, 2015

Detention on a Global Scale: Punishment and Beyond, a Joint Bernstein Symposium and Liman Colloquium, on April 9 & 10

The growing use of detention in the United States and around the world is the focus of the conference “Detention on a Global Scale: Punishment and Beyond,” cohosted by the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program and the Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship Program. 
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March 25, 2015

The New Normal in Election and Political Law Conference to Be Held April 11

The New Normal in Election and Political Law conference will bring together academics, advocates, and strategists from across the political spectrum to discuss the state of political and electoral legal practice, with an eye to generating new ideas for research and advocacy. 
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March 23, 2015

Yale Law Clinic Seeks Relief for Homeowners Burdened with Underwater Second Mortgages

The Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic at Yale Law School, along with the Connecticut Fair Housing Center (CFHC), has filed an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in a case that presents the question of whether wholly underwater second mortgages can be voided in bankruptcy as unsecured liens. 
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March 19, 2015

Performance at Yale Law School To Tell Story of Movement to Seek Justice for Native Women

“Sliver of a Full Moon,” a play that tells the story of the abuse and rape of Native women by non-Indians and the movement to bring them justice, will be staged on Tuesday, March 31 at Yale Law School, and will feature in its cast three of the Native women who stepped forward in 2013 to share their stories of survival with members of Congress. 
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March 18, 2015

March 21, 2015, Declared Ellen Ash Peters ’54 Day in Connecticut by Governor Malloy

Governor Dannel Malloy has proclaimed that March 21, 2015, is Ellen Ash Peters ’54 Day in the state of Connecticut.
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March 16, 2015

Yale Law School Holds Roundtable Discussion on U.S. – Cuba Relations

Yale Law School Held the First Ever U.S. — Cuba Roundtable discussion on March 13, 2015.
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March 13, 2015

Lowenstein Clinic and European Human Rights Advocacy Clinic Collaborating on Research

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre at Middlesex University in London are collaborating in research on human rights abuses in the Ukraine.
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March 12, 2015

The Justice Department Announces the First Six Pilot Sites For the National Effort to Build Trust and Reconciliation

The Department of Justice announces the first six cities to host pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School—a center recently launched by Professors Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler—is one of the academic institutions that have joined together to form the National Initiative.
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March 9, 2015

Professor Koh Joins Foreign Law Experts to File Amicus Brief in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh and a group of foreign and comparative law experts have filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.
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March 9, 2015

Economist Jeremy Stein to Deliver Winter Lecture on April 13

Jeremy C. Stein, Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will deliver the 2014–15 Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture on Corporate Law and Governance on April 13, 2015, at 4:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge.
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March 5, 2015

Professor Meares, Members of Police Task Force Meet with President Obama

On March 2, 2015, President Barack Obama met with the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss its recommendations to help communities and law enforcement agencies strengthen trust and collaboration, while continuing to reduce crime.
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March 5, 2015

Stephen P. Berzon to Deliver Preiskel/Silverman Lecture on March 30

Stephen P. Berzon, founding partner of Altshuler Berzon LLP, will deliver the 2014–2015 Robert H. Preiskel and Leon Silverman Program on the Practicing Lawyer and the Public Interest, titled “Fixing Wealth Inequality: How Lawyers Can Be Part of the Solution.”
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March 3, 2015

Liman Program Submits a Statement to Task Force on Women in Detention

On March 2, 2015, the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School submitted a statement to the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.
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March 3, 2015

Walter Dellinger, Former Solicitor General, to Deliver a Dean’s Lecture on March 31

Walter Dellinger will deliver a lecture titled “America’s Greatest Lawyer: Abraham Lincoln in Private Law and Public Life” on March 31, 2015, at Yale Law School.
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March 2, 2015

David Schleicher to Join Yale Law School Faculty in July as Associate Professor of Law

Dean Robert C. Post ’77 has announced the appointment of David Schleicher to the Yale Law School faculty.
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February 26, 2015

GHJP Report: Millions of People with Hepatitis C Blocked from Obtaining Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale has released a report on ending the Hepatitis C epidemic. The report offers a comprehensive strategy for improving access to a new class of medicines for the disease, the directly acting antivirals (DAAs), in low-and middle-income countries and addressing these barriers. 
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February 25, 2015

ISP Conference on Intellectual Property Law to Be Held March 28 and 29

Yale Law School’s Information Society Project will hold a conference titled Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 on the role of the state in intellectual property law.
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February 23, 2015

Climate Science Literacy Unrelated to Public Acceptance of Human-Caused Global Warming

Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific evidence on global warming, according to a new study published by Professor Dan Kahan.
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February 18, 2015

Eugene Fidell Named 2016 Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor

Eugene R. Fidell, the Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, has been selected as the Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor for 2016.
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February 12, 2015

From Farm to Fork to Landfill — Yale Law School Debuts Food Law and Policy Course

Yale Law School launches its first ever food law and policy class in response to strong student interest in this growing area of law.
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February 12, 2015

Justice Clarence Thomas ’74 and Ambassador John Danforth ’63 in Conversation at Yale Law School on February 12

Clarence Thomas ’74, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and John C. Danforth ’63, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, took part in the Debating Law & Religion Series.
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February 9, 2015

Professor Kahan Publishes Study on How Geoengineering Affects Climate Debate

Professor Dan Kahan and other leading scholars publish study showing that geoengineering, an emerging technology aimed at counteracting the effects of human-caused climate change, also has the potential to counteract political polarization over global warming.
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February 9, 2015

Physician and Anthropologist Paul Farmer to Give Gruber Lecture on March 2

Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice on March 2, 2015, at 4:30 pm in Room 127 at Yale Law School. 
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February 9, 2015

Professor Gluck, Federalism Scholars File Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell Case

Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00 has joined with a group of prominent federalism scholars to defend the statutory language of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a recently filed amicus brief.
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February 5, 2015

Economist Thomas Piketty to Deliver Storrs Lecture on March 9

Thomas Piketty, professor of economics at EHESS and the Paris School of Economics, will give the 2014–2015 Storrs Lecture on “Capital in the 21st Century.”
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February 5, 2015

The Legal Medium Symposium to Be Held February 28

On February 28, 2015, the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities will host a symposium titled The Legal Medium: New Encounters of Art and Law.
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February 4, 2015

Kenyan Anti-Corruption Activist to Deliver the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture

John Githongo, one of Kenya’s most prominent anti-corruption activists and CEO of INUKA Ni Sisi!, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Wednesday, February 11.
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February 4, 2015

Veterans Clinic Files Suit Against DoD for Failing to Release Records

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a lawsuit on February 3, 2015, with the Service Women’s Action Network, American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Connecticut against the U.S. Department of Defense for violating the Freedom of Information Act.
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February 4, 2015

The 21st Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference Scheduled for February 20–21

The 21st annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference (RebLaw) will be held on Friday, February 20th, and Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Yale Law School.
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February 4, 2015

Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert Scheduled for March 1

The eighth annual Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert will take place on March 1, 2015, featuring the Yale Jazz Ensemble and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble.
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February 3, 2015

Governor Malloy Announces Criminal Justice Reforms at Yale Law School

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held a press conference today to announce his “Second Chance Society” initiatives.
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January 28, 2015

Megan Quattlebaum Named Program Director of Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School

Megan Quattlebaum has been appointed Program Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, a new initiative that will study innovation in criminal justice policy and science. 
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January 28, 2015

Professor Ackerman ’67 to Deliver Lecture at American Academy in Berlin on January 29

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 will deliver a Daimler Lecture at the American Academy in Berlin on January 29, 2015, at 7:30 pm CET (1:30 pm EST).
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January 23, 2015

Professor Gewirtz Named to Foreign Policy Magazine’s Pacific Power Index

Paul Gewirtz, Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of The China Center at Yale Law School, has been named to Foreign Policy magazine’s Pacific Power Index, a list of “50 people shaping the future of the U.S.-China relationship.”
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January 23, 2015

Yale Ethics Bureau Cited by Supreme Court in Case of Death Row Inmate

A Missouri death row inmate was granted another chance to challenge his conviction last week when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that his court-appointed attorneys were ineffective as a result of their missing a crucial appeals deadline in 2005.
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January 21, 2015

Professor Langbein to Deliver Law Lecture at British Academy on March 17

John H. Langbein, Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History, will give a British Academy Law Lecture on March 17, 2015, in London.
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January 20, 2015

Judge Expands Immigration Bond Hearing Ruling in WIRAC Lawsuit

The Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) at Yale Law School recently secured another victory when Judge Michael A. Ponsor ‘74 ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must provide bond hearings to detained immigrants while their deportation hearings are being appealed.
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January 16, 2015

Commencement Exercises Scheduled for May 18, 2015, at the William K. Lanman Center

Yale Law School’s 2015 Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 18, 2015.
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January 15, 2015

New Directions in Environmental Law Conference to Be Held February 28

The fifth annual New Directions in Environmental Law conference will be on the topic "Harnessing Momentum."
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January 13, 2015

Richard Ravitch ’58 to Deliver Dean’s Lecture February 9

Richard Ravitch ’58, former lieutenant governor of New York, will deliver a Dean’s Lecture at Yale Law School on February 9, 2015, at 4:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge.
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January 9, 2015

Economics Professor Sendhil Mullainathan to Deliver John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on February 23

Sendhil Mullainathan, a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will deliver the 2014–2015 John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on February 23, 2015, at 4:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge.
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January 7, 2015

Professor Kenji Yoshino to Deliver Thomas Lecture on Identity and Diversity, Rescheduled for April 6

Kenji Yoshino ’96 will give the James A. Thomas Lecture at Yale Law School on April 6.
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January 5, 2015

Dean Robert C. Post Delivers Lecture on Academic Freedom at AALS Annual Meeting

Robert C. Post ’77, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, gave a talk at the Association of American Law School’s (AALS) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 4.
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December 19, 2014

Professor Meares Named to Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Tracey L. Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School, has been named to a Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing aimed at strengthening community policing and trust among law enforcement and the communities they serve. 
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December 12, 2014

Three Yale Law School Alums, One Student Receive 2015 Skadden Fellowships

Four of the 2015 Skadden Public Interest Fellowships have been awarded to Yale Law School alumni and a student.
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December 11, 2014

SFALP Students Assist in Filing Tax Fraud Case in California

Students from Yale Law School’s San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) recently helped file a lawsuit against a tax-preparation company in Oakland, California.
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December 11, 2014

MFIA Clinic Files Suit To Lift Gag Order on FBI Surveillance Tactic

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Merrill on December 11, 2014, asking the court to lift a decade-long gag order imposed on him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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December 9, 2014

Liman Program Submits Testimony to Senate Committee on Women in Detention

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights on December 9, 2014. The statement submitted was titled “Women in Detention: The Need for a National Agenda.”
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December 5, 2014

Yale Law Students Lead Peaceful Die-In Demonstration on Race and Police Legitimacy

Students at Yale Law School organized a die-in demonstration on Friday, December 5, 2014 in a show of solidarity with similar demonstrations around the country focused on race and police legitimacy.
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December 3, 2014

Stephen Bright’s Course on Capital Punishment Available Online

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen B. Bright’s course “Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage” is now available on iTunes U and YouTube.
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November 21, 2014

Professors Koh and Rodríguez Sign Letter Deeming Obama Immigration Action Legal

Professors Koh and Rodríguez pen letter with other top legal scholars declaring President Obama's new immigration policy legal.
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November 19, 2014

Panel Discusses Successes and Failures of International Response in Haiti

Panelists discussed the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and what lessons could be learned from those experiences for future global crisis response at an event at Yale Law School.
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November 19, 2014

Visiting Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig Wins Clyde Ferguson Award

 Visiting Professor of Law Angela Onwuachi-Willig has been selected to receive the Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Award by the Association of American Law School’s Section on Minority Groups.
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November 11, 2014

Yale ISP to Examine Net Neutrality at November 18 Panel

A panel focused on the pros and cons of net neutrality and the implications of new rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission will take place at Yale Law School on November 18.
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November 7, 2014

2014 Doctoral Scholarship Conference: Law and Responsibility on November 14–15

Yale Law School will host its 4th Doctoral Scholarship Conference on November 14 and 15, 2014.
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November 5, 2014

Professors Listokin, Priest, and Rodríguez Receive New Faculty Appointments

The Yale Corporation has voted to approve three new appointments to the Yale Law School faculty.
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November 4, 2014

Yale Law School Hosts Global Seminar on Military Justice

Yale Law School will hold a Global Seminar on Military Justice on November 7 and 8 featuring informed discussion by experts who are personally involved in reform efforts. 
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November 4, 2014

Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic Receives Award from South Asian Bar Association

The South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut presented its 2014 Community Service Award to the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic on October 28 in Hartford.
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October 31, 2014

Professor Mansbridge to Deliver the 2014-2015 Leff Lecture on Legitimate Coercion

Professor Jane J. Mansbridge will deliver the 2014-2015 Arthur Allen Leff Fellowship Lecture at Yale Law School on November 17. The lecture is titled “Legitimate Coercion: Not Just a Matter of Consent.” 
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October 30, 2014

Professor Tyler Co-Authors Study about the Impact of Street Stops on Police Legitimacy

A study by professors at Yale, Columbia, and New York University found that young men’s interactions with police generally negatively influenced their views about police legitimacy.
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October 29, 2014

MFIA Clinic Files Lawsuit Asserting First Amendment Right to Information about Lethal Injection Drugs in Arizona

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the refusal of the Arizona Department of Corrections to disclose information about the source and quality of drugs used to carry out lethal injection executions.
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October 25, 2014

Supreme Court Justices Thomas ’74, Alito ’75, and Sotomayor ’79 Receive Award of Merit

United States Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas ’74, Samuel A. Alito, Jr. ’75, and Sonia Sotomayor ’79 receive the 2014 Alumni Weekend for their contributions to the legal profession.
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October 22, 2014

Professor Hathaway Appointed as Special Counsel to General Counsel at the Department of Defense

Professor Oona A. Hathaway ’97 has been appointed as Special Counsel to the General Counsel for National Security Law at the Department of Defense.
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October 21, 2014

Parrillo ’04 Book Wins Award from American Bar Association

Professor Nicholas R. Parrillo ’04 has received the Annual Scholarship Award from the ABA Section on Administrative Law for his book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780–1940.
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October 20, 2014

50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Marked by Conference November 6 & 7

A conference marking the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid will take place at Yale Law School on November 6 and 7.

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October 16, 2014

Professor Moshe Halbertal to Give Robert M. Cover Lecture on October 27

Professor Moshe Halbertal will present the Robert M. Cover Lecture on October 27 at Yale Law School. 
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October 15, 2014

Abrams Institute Partners with First Amendment Salon

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Free Expression forms an association with the First Amendment Salon, a group that hosts a regular series on contemporary Supreme Court cases and other timely topics. 
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October 15, 2014

Professor Resnik Selected as Visiting Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has selected Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as a 2014-2015 Visiting Scholar.
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October 8, 2014

South African Justice Edwin Cameron to Deliver Anderson Lecture October 20

The 2013-2014 Robert P. Anderson Memorial Lecture will take place on October 20 at Yale Law School. Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the lecture.
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October 7, 2014

Yale Law School to Hold Conference on First Amendment in the Shadow of Public Health

The Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Conference will take place at Yale Law School on October 17 and 18.
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October 7, 2014

U.S. lead climate negotiator to talk about climate change

Yale to host a talk with U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

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October 2, 2014

YLS Veterans Clinic Wins Major Victory in Adjustment Disorder, Denial of Benefits Case

The Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic won a major victory in the case of a U.S. Veteran wrongly diagnosed with an adjustment disorder and denied benefits.
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September 30, 2014

Judge Calabresi to Receive Premio Columbus Award in Italy

 Sterling Professor Guido Calabresi ’58 will receive the Premio Columbus on October 12, 2014 in Italy.
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September 29, 2014

YLS to Screen Documentary on the Life of Human Rights Activist Albie Sachs

Yale Law School will screen a new documentary, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, on Oct. 7, 2014. 
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September 24, 2014

Dallah Albaraka Lectures on Islamic Law & Civilization Begin On Sept. 30

The 2014-2015 Dallah Albaraka Lectures on Islamic Law & Civilization will begin on September 30, 2014 at Yale Law School. Sheikh Rachid al-Ghannouchi, Head of the Ennahda Movement in Tunisia, will deliver the first lecture of the year.

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September 22, 2014

Video Blinds Us to the Evidence, NYU, Yale Study Finds

A new study co-authored by Professor Tom Tyler shows that where people look when watching video evidence varies wildly and has has profound consequences for bias in legal punishment decisions. The study was a collaboration between New York University researchers and Tyler.
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September 22, 2014

YLS Professors Enlisted in Nationwide Initiative to Build Community Trust and Justice

U.S. Department of Justice launches the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, which will be funded through a $4.75 million collaborative agreement. The initiative brings together a team of experts, including Yale Law School Professors Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler.
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September 19, 2014

Justice Breyer: Know the Constitution and be a Community Participant

Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke about the Constitution during a talk at Yale Law School on September 18. 
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September 18, 2014

Conference on Agricultural Gag Laws Scheduled for September 27

The Yale Law School Animal Legal Defense and the Connecticut Bar Association Animal Law Section will hold a conference on September 27 on Agricultural Gag Laws.
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September 17, 2014

Lowenstein Clinic Report Details Faisalabad Police Abuse Toward Juveniles

A new report by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic documents the widespread abuse of juveniles by the Faisalabad, Pakistan, police force.
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September 15, 2014

Christopher Sallon QC to Present Seminar Series on The Art & Ethics of Advocacy

Christopher Sallon QC, noted British barrister, will deliver a four-part lecture series at Yale Law School titled "The Art & Ethics of Advocacy."
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September 8, 2014

Professor Edgar S. Cahn ’63 to Present Dean’s Lecture on Issues Impacting Law and Justice

Edgar S. Cahn ’63, Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on September 29, 2014. The lecture is titled "The Change That's Coming."

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September 8, 2014

Gabriel J. Michael Named Thomson Reuters Fellow

Gabriel J. Michael is the 2014-2015 Thomson Reuters Fellow at Yale Law School. His research will bring a political science perspective to the study of global information regulation.
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September 3, 2014

Symposium to Explore the Impact of Money on Society

A symposium focusing on the power of money in society and social influences on its formation and use will take place at the Yale School of Management and Yale Law School on Friday, September 12.
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September 3, 2014

Liman Report on Delays in Danbury Women's Prison Renovation Project Prompts US Senators to Call for Action

A new report released by the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program prompts US Senators to call on the Bureau of Prisons to mitigate harm caused by extensive delays in the Danbury women's prison renovations project.
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August 29, 2014

Yale Information Society Project Welcomes New Fellows

The Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School announces the 2014-2015 Resident Fellows.
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August 29, 2014

Professor Elliott ’74 to Participate in SCOTUS Panel on Oct. 1

Professor E. Donald Elliott ’74, a leading scholar in environmental law, will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Supreme Court Review & Preview panel on October 1, 2014. 
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August 28, 2014

2014 Alumni Weekend to Honor Supreme Court Justices

The 2014 Alumni Weekend will center on the theme of "Judging." The centerpiece of the weekend will feature the Award of Merit presentation to the three justices who have graduated from Yale Law School: Justices Clarence Thomas ’74, Samuel A. Alito, Jr. ’75, and Sonia Sotomayor ’79.

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August 27, 2014

Dean Robert C. Post ’77 Welcomes the Class of 2017

Dean Robert C. Post ’77 welcomed the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The incoming class includes a diverse group of students coming from 8 different countries, 36 different states, and 77 different undergraduate institutions.

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July 29, 2014

Veterans Legal Services Clinic Files Lawsuit Seeking to End Discrimination Against Military Sex Assault Survivors

 Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic files suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to obtain judicial review of the VA's refusal to revise rules that discriminate against survivors of military sexual trauma.
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July 15, 2014

SELA Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Peru

Scholars and lawyers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, and the United States met in Peru to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SELA - The Seminar in Latin America on Constitutional and Political Theory (SELA).
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July 3, 2014

SFALP Students Assist in California Lead Paint Case

After 13 years, 10 California jurisdictions received a $1.1 billion verdict in a victory over three manufacturers of lead-based paint. Students in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project have worked closely with the San Francisco City Attorney's Office on this case since 2006, making it one of SFALP's longest running projects. 
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July 1, 2014

Memorial Service for Professor Quintin Johnstone ’51 JSD Set for November 9

Yale Law School Professor Quintin Johnstone died in June 2014 in Hamden, Connecticut. Johnstone was the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. He was 99 years old.
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June 25, 2014

Eugene Landy ’58 Receives Simeon Baldwin Award

Yale Law School’s Center for the Study of Corporate Law has awarded its 2014 Simeon E. Balwin Award to Eugene W. Landy ’58, a founder of the real estate investment trust industry. 
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June 23, 2014

Visiting Professor Albie Sachs to Receive Tang Prize in Rule of Law

Visiting Professor Albie Sachs, former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will be awarded the 2014 Tang Prize in the Rule of Law. 
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June 20, 2014

YCELP Partners With Pace Law School on Shale Oil and Gas Development Project

As more and more municipalities grapple with hydraulic fracturing, researchers from the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and Pace Law School are developing tools to meet the needs of local governments. 
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June 10, 2014

Former Justice Ellen Ash Peters ’54 Honored at Last Sitting

Over the course of a momentous career, Justice Peters has been the first woman tenured professor at Yale Law School, the first woman appointed to the Connecticut Supreme Court, the first woman Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, and the first woman president of the Conference of Chief Justices. 
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June 9, 2014

Connecticut Enacts Landmark Veterans Employment Law

Yale Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic drafted and advocated for H.B. 5299 on behalf of the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. 
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June 9, 2014

Civil Rights Plaintiffs Settle With East Haven, Secure Groundbreaking Immigration Policy

Civil rights plaintiffs in Chacón v. East Haven Police Department today announced a groundbreaking settlement with the Town of East Haven. 
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June 9, 2014

Fiona Doherty ’99 Awarded Yale Provost Teaching Prize

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 was recently honored as one of the winners of the 2013-2014 Yale Provost’s Teaching Prize, which recognizes untenured Yale faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching. 
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June 4, 2014

Deported U.S. Veteran Seeks Return to Home and Family

Arnold Giammarco, a U.S. Army veteran deported to Italy nearly two years ago, continues his legal battle to reunite with his wife, five-year-old daughter, and elderly parents in Connecticut. With representation from the Veterans Legal Services Clinic (VLSC) and the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) at Yale Law School, Giammarco has submitted a pardon application to the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles (BOPP) and an application for humanitarian parole to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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May 28, 2014

Long-Detained Immigrants in Massachusetts Win Class Action Suit As Judge Orders Bond Hearings

On May 27, 2014, a federal judge ordered that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) must provide bond hearings to immigrants who have been mandatorily detained for longer than six months in Massachusetts, a population that includes many residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
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May 21, 2014

YLS 2014 Commencement: Graduates Encouraged to Use Law to Work Toward an Imagined Future—PHOTOS, SPEECHES, VIDEO

More than 200 graduates of Yale Law School participated in commencement ceremonies on Monday afternoon at the William K. Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium, joined by a celebratory crowd of more than 1400 people, including friends, family, and Law School faculty.
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May 21, 2014

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh's Testimony on the Authorization For Use Of Military Force After Iraq And Afghanistan

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the hearing on "Authorization For Use Of Military Force After Iraq And Afghanistan."
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May 2, 2014

Two Yale Law School Alumni Receive Fellowships from the Immigrant Justice Corps

Yale Law School alumni Ed McCarthy ’12 and Caitlin Miner-Le Grand ’13 have been selected as Justice Fellows by the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.
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April 30, 2014

YLS Clinic Represents Veterans Organizations in Discrimination Suit Against VA

The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) jointly filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, for ignoring a petition on behalf of the thousands of veterans suffering from PTSD related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) caused by military rape, harassment and/or assault.
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April 24, 2014

National Security Lawyering Class Meets With D.C. Policymakers

Students in Professors Harold Hongju Koh and Oona Hathaway’s National Security Lawyering class recently took a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., where they met with officials, policymakers, and lawyers in various executive and legislative bodies to present their findings from a semester’s worth of study into deep questions on pressing national security issues. 
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April 23, 2014

Professors George Priest, John Witt ’99 Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, has elected Yale Law School Professors George L. Priest and John Fabian Witt ’99 to its 2014 Class of Members. 
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April 22, 2014

Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 to Receive Award from The Connecticut Fair Housing Center

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut, will award its George and Patricia Ritter Pro Bono Award to Yale Law School Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr. ’75 at the Center’s Civil Rights Award Dinner on May 29. 
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April 22, 2014

Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 Appointed Associate Professor of Law

Kohler-Hausmann’s primary interests are in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Empirical Legal Studies, Tort Law, Sociology of Law, and Legal Theory. 
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April 22, 2014

Against the Profit Motive, Book by Professor Nicholas R. Parrillo ’04, Wins Hurst Award

The Law and Society Association has given the J. Willard Hurst Award, for the year’s best work in English on socio-legal history, to Professor Nicholas R. Parrillo’ 04 for his book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780–1940 (Yale University Press, 2013). 
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