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2013 Student News

June 25, 2013

Roosevelt's Gang of Five — a commentary by Jordan Chandler Hirsch '15

Harry Hopkins, President Franklin Roosevelt's roving diplomat throughout World War II, met with Joseph Stalin in July 1941, five weeks after the Nazi invasion of the U.S.S.R. Washington had already decided to aid Moscow in the fight. But the nature of that aid depended on Stalin's resolve. Would American aid give the Soviets only a temporary reprieve from subjugation or could it be decisive? Hopkins found his answer not in Stalin's "cold, implacable" anger at Hitler but in a logistical detail: the request for aluminum. A leader fearing imminent defeat, he believed, wouldn't ask for a material that couldn't help immediately.

As Michael Fullilove shows in "Rendezvous With Destiny," Roosevelt craved this kind of detail in his quest to steer America through the conflict.
June 1, 2013

An Elizabethan Cyberwar — a commentary by Jordan Chandler Hirsch '15 And Sam Adelsberg '13

NEW HAVEN — AS Barack Obama and China’s president, Xi Jinping, prepare to meet in California next week, America’s relations with China are feeling increasingly like the cold war — especially when it comes to cybersecurity.
June 27, 2013

The Egyptian State Unravels: Meet the Gangs and Vigilantes Who Thrive Under Morsi - an Article by Mara Revkin '15

“Everybody needs a weapon,” said Mahmoud, a 23-year-old Egyptian arms dealer, as he displayed his inventory of pistols, machetes, and switchblades on the living room floor of his family’s apartment in the crime-ridden Cairo neighborhood of Ain Shams.

With Egyptian government statistics indicating a 300 percent [1]increase in homicides and a 12-fold increase in armed robberies since the 2011 revolution, Mahmoud and other black-market entrepreneurs are capitalizing on a growing obsession with self-defense and civilian vigilantism among Egyptians who have lost patience with their government’s inability to restore security. Frustration with lawlessness is among the numerous grievances that will drive antigovernment protesters to the streets on June 30, the one-year anniversary of President Mohamed Morsi’s inauguration.
May 9, 2013

Prosecuting Cyberterrorists--an article by Paul Stockton and Michele Golabek-Goldman '14

As you read this, U.S. adversaries are scouring our financial system, electric power grid, and other parts of our critical infrastructure for vulnerabilities to cyber sabotage. President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Lisa Monaco, has argued that prosecutions of cyberterrorists “will be critical tools for deterrence and disruption” of such attacks. However, a critical gap lies in building the legal framework needed to prosecute cyberterrorists who strike from abroad.
January 25, 2013

Critical Race Theory Conference Will Bring Together Leading Thinkers on Race and Civil Rights

Yale Law School will host the “Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community” conference Feb. 8-9, 2013.
February 13, 2013

Rebellious Lawyering Conference to Feature Speakers on Social Justice

The RebLaw conference will take place on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, and Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Yale Law School.
February 13, 2013

Inaugural Global Business Ethics Conference Brings in Wide Range of Distinguished Speakers

The inaugural Global Business Ethics Conference will take place Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Yale Law School.
February 7, 2013

Patients object to weighing costs when making medical decisions—a report by Roseanna Sommers ‘15

In this month’s issue of the health policy journal Health Affairs, Roseanna Sommers '15 and coauthors report on the results of a study examining patients' willingness to discuss health care costs with physicians.
February 19, 2013

Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic Files Petition with High Court Over ''Norfolk Four'' Case

Students from the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic discuss a recently filed petition with the High Court seeking to allow a man wrongly convicted of rape to clear his name.
February 22, 2013

Annual Public Interest Auction Scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2013

The annual Public Interest Auction will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Yale Law School.
March 6, 2013

Yale Law Journal Symposium to Examine Impact and Legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright Case

The two-day symposium will examine the legacy of the Gideon v. Wainwright case 50 years later.
March 10, 2013

What the drone debate obscures—A Commentary by Andrew Burt ’14 and Samuel Adelsberg '13

Andrew Burt ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
March 22, 2013

Student Clinic Works to Prepare Historic Proposition 8 Case for High Court

Students from Yale Law School’s San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) describe their experiences working on landmark same-sex marriage case.
December 5, 2012

YLS Students Perform in Field Fund Spring Recital

On a winter's night in December, Yale Law students warmed the halls of the Sterling Law Building with their musical performances in the Joseph M. Field Fund winter recital.
April 16, 2013

To Prevent War With Iran, Give Israel Fuel Tankers—A Commentary by Andrew Burt '14 and Jordan Hirsch, '15

Having more of the aircraft would give Jerusalem the peace of mind to avoid prematurely attacking its foe.
March 30, 2013

YLS Students awarded honors in international commercial arbitration moot

Students representing Yale Law School have recently returned from Vienna after competing in the twentieth annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
April 22, 2013

Yale Law School Congratulates Public Interest Fellowship Recipients for 2013-2014

Forty-two students and recent graduates have been named recipients of public interest fellowships for 2013-2014.
April 23, 2013

Corporate Accountability for Human Rights: Kiobel's Call to Action—A Commentary by Stephanie Safdi ’13

Stephanie Safdi '13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
May 13, 2013

'These United States': How Obama's Vocal Tic Reveals a Polarized America - A Commentary by Andrw Burt '14

The story of our nation is writ small in how we describe ourselves -- as a unified whole or a group of communities. Lately, it seems to be the latter.
May 23, 2013

Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic Publishes Second Report on Effects of Youth Sentenced as Adults

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School has published a new report, I’m Going to Move Forward: Stories of Change from Men Imprisoned as Children in Connecticut.
May 29, 2013

Yale Law Students Awarded Soros Fellowships, Trudeau Scholarship

Amanda Alexander ’13 and Marbre Stahly-Butts ’13 were named Soros Justice Fellows in early May by the Open Society Foundations. Ryan Liss ’13 LLM was also named a Trudeau scholar in May by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in Canada.

May 28, 2013

The Forgotten Amerasians—A Commentary by Christopher Lapinig '13

Christopher Lapinig '13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.