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2012 Student News

December 19, 2012

On gun control, look to Biden—A Commentary by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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December 14, 2012

Filling the federal bench; Obama needs to fight harder, and the Senate needs to give his nominees up-or-down votes—A Commentary by Robert C. Post ’77 and Daniel Schuker ’13

Robert C. Post ’77 is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and Daniel Schuker ’13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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December 14, 2012

Danielle Lang ’12, Sofia Nelson ’13, Trudy Rebert ’13 Awarded Skadden Public Interest Fellowships

Yale Law School students Sofia Nelson ’13 and Trudy Rebert ’13 and alum Danielle Lang ’12 have been named 2013 Skadden Public Interest Fellows.
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December 11, 2012

Visual Law Project Film on Solitary Confinement Premieres Dec. 11 at Yale Law School

A Visual Law Project documentary on supermax prisons and solitary confinement will premiere at Yale Law School on Dec. 11, 2012.
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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.
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December 4, 2012

Bridget Fahey ’14 and James Dawson ’14 Win Top Prize in Moot Court Finals Considering Federal Preemption Law and Voting Rights

Bridget Fahey ’14 and James Dawson ’14 have won the top prize in the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize Finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals.
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December 3, 2012

Veterans Clinic Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Vietnam Vets with PTSD Denied Honorable Discharges

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Vietnam veterans who were denied honorable discharges due to undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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November 21, 2012

GOP routed by reality—A Commentary by James Carville and Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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November 20, 2012

2012 Doctoral Scholarship Conference Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 at Yale Law School

The 2012 Doctoral Scholarship Conference will be held Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 at Yale Law School.
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November 12, 2012

Bill Written by Veterans Clinic Students Among Those Signed by CT Gov. Malloy in Veterans Day Ceremony at Yale Law School - VIDEO

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing at Yale Law School on Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 12, signing among several veterans’ bills one in which Yale Law School students played a major role.
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November 8, 2012

YLS Students Collaborate with Corrections Directors to Examine Prison Visitation Policies Nationwide

Working with the Association of State Correctional Administrators, Yale Law students have produced a fifty state survey of prison visitation policies.
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November 8, 2012

Moot Court Finals Dec. 3 Will Consider Federal Preemption Law and Voting Rights

The relationship between federal preemption law and voting rights will be considered at the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals on Dec. 3, 2012.
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November 6, 2012

For Republicans, Election Is a Last Stand Against Gay Marriage—A Commentary by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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November 6, 2012

America Will Be Sober in the Morning: Why Obama Will Win—A Commentary by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’ 14

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’ 14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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October 25, 2012

Yale Law Students Receive Switzer Environmental Fellowships

Yale Law students Stephanie Safdi '13 and Reed Schuler '13 have been selected to receive the Switzer Environmental Fellowship.
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October 8, 2012

YLS Partner Palau Acknowledged as International Environmental Leader

The island nation of Palau, an environmental partner of YLS, has been named recipient of the World Future Council’s 2012 Future Policy Award.
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October 2, 2012

Alexander Aizenstatd Wins Landmark Constitutional Case on the Law of Torture

In a ruling published on October 2nd, the Constitutional Court of Guatemala sided with N. Alexander Aizenstatd ’09 LL.M., J.S.D. ’17 in a landmark case that challenged the national definition of the crime of torture. The case argued that torture as defined in the criminal code was unconstitutional because it was inconsistent with international standards contained in the U.N. and Inter-American conventions against Torture. The national definition was more stringent and did not characterize actions carried out the purpose of discrimination or punishment as torture.

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October 1, 2012

Reconsidering Russia's Pussy Riot—A Commentary by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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September 18, 2012

To Avoid Iraq Redux, US Should Support Syrian Opposition—A Commentary by Pratik Chougule ’13

Pratik Chougule ’13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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September 13, 2012

YLS Students to Receive Invaluable Experience in Public Interest Law as Ford Foundation Commits Grant to Inaugural Fellowship Program

Yale Law School will receive a grant from the Ford Foundation to offer 25 Yale Law students an unprecedented chance to gain experience on the frontlines of public interest law next summer.
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September 12, 2012

Lewis Bollard ’13 Wins Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Prize for Essay on Ag-Gag Laws

Lewis Bollard ’13 has won the 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest for his essay on “Ag-Gag” laws.
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August 27, 2012

Dean Post Welcomes the J.D. Class of 2015 to Yale Law School

In his convocation address on August 27, Dean Robert Post ’77 welcomed the 203 members of the Yale Law School J.D. Class of 2015.
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August 23, 2012

Does Tingey Rhyme With Dinghy? Yale Law Team Tackles Hard-to-Pronounce Supreme Court Case Names

A Yale Law School team has produced a dictionary listing the correct pronunciations of Supreme Court cases with hard-to-pronounce names.
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August 4, 2012

Broccoli and the US Elections—A Commentary by Andrew Burt ’14

Andrew Burt ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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August 2, 2012

U.S. growth in 'prosperity economics'—A Commentary by Jacob Hacker and Nathaniel Loewentheil ’13

Nathaniel Loewentheil ’13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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July 19, 2012

Report from Yale Human Rights Clinic Finds U.S. Government Contractors Continue to Traffic and Abuse Foreign Workers in Iraq and Afghanistan

Yale Law School’s Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic has released a report on the ongoing trafficking and abuse of foreign workers hired every year through U.S. government contracts to work in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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July 18, 2012

You Can't See the Street From Your Ivory Tower—A Commentary by Jamil Jivani ’13

Jamil Jivani ’13 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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July 13, 2012

Ludwig Center Students Report on how Innovations in One South American City Can Help Alleviate Problems of Urban Growth

In a report they wrote as part of their work in the Community & Economic Development Clinic, Hanna-Ruth Gustafsson ’12 and Elizabeth Kelly ’12 explore how innovations developed in Curitiba, Brazil, can help address the challenges of urban growth.
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July 3, 2012

Israel’s African Problem - Interview with Itamar Mann, JSD candidate

Over the past few years, Israel has seen a dramatic increase in immigration—not of Jews, but of migrants from African nations like Eritrea, Sudan, and Ivory Coast. According to some estimates, there are now approximately 60,000 African migrants living in Israel, and their presence has given rise to tensions, particularly in the poor Tel Aviv neighborhoods where many of them have settled.  Running time: 16:44
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May 30, 2012

Why U.S. Senate should ratify Law of the Sea Treaty—A Commentary by Andrew Burt ’14

Andrew Burt ’14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School and a former national security journalist.
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May 23, 2012

JUNTA and Yale Law School Release Report on Remittance Practices in New Haven’s Immigrant Community

Junta for Progressive Action and Yale Law School’s Transnational Development Clinic have released a first-of-its kind study of remittance and banking practices among immigrants in New Haven.
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May 11, 2012

Connecticut General Assembly Passes Bill Written by Vets Clinic Students; Troubled Connecticut Veterans Will Receive Treatment Instead of Jail Time

A bill to help state veterans charged with low-level criminal offenses avoid incarceration and get back on the right track has been approved by the Connecticut House and Senate, thanks to the efforts of four members of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.
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May 8, 2012

YLS Students Play Role in Connecticut’s Decision to Repeal Death Penalty

The repeal of Connecticut’s death penalty is cause for reflection and a sense of accomplishment for many current and former Yale Law School students who worked diligently behind the scenes to make it happen.
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May 3, 2012

Before Donation, YLS Student Eric Parrie ’13 Writes ‘Goodbye’ Letters to His Kidney

ABC News tells the inspirational story of 2L Eric Parrie, who wrote goodbye letters to his kidney before donating it to a young mother he’d never met.
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April 27, 2012

YLS Students Perform in Field Fund Spring Recital

On the evening of March 28, a group of musically-talented law students transformed the Yale Law School Dining Hall into a concert hall. Chamber groups and solo performers played a repertoire stretching from Bach and Mozart to Rachmaninoff and Ravel.
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April 26, 2012

Allyson Bennett '13 and Connor Sullivan '13 Take Top Prizes in Moot Court Finals

The Spring 2012 Thurman Arnold Prize Finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals were held on April 24, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Levinson Auditorium before the Honorable John Paul Stevens, the Honorable Diane Wood (Seventh Circuit), and the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh (D.C. Circuit). The final round case was Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
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April 26, 2012

America’s Waning Military Edge--A Commentary by Andrew Burt '14

Andrew Burt is a first-year student at Yale Law School and a former national security journalist.
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April 25, 2012

YLS Students Jasmeet Ahuja ’13 and Piotr Brzezinski ’14 Named Soros New American Fellows

YLS students Jasmeet Ahuja ’13 and Piotr Brzezinski ’14 have been named Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellows for 2012.
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April 24, 2012

Understanding ‘Stand Your Ground’—A Commentary by Robert Leider ’12

Robert Leider ’12 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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April 23, 2012

John James “J.J.” Snidow ’14 and Irina Vaynerman ’14 Win Top Honors in the Barristers’ Union Prize Trial

John James “J.J.” Snidow ’14 and Irina Vaynerman ’14 took top honors in the 2012 Barristers’ Union Prize Trial, held April 13 at Yale Law School.
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April 19, 2012

Finding Moral Clarity - 50 years after the Port Huron Statement—A Commentary by Trevor Stutz '12

The Boston Review reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, the document that sparked a generation of activism and proposed a vision for the "New Left."
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April 19, 2012

J.D. Hamel '13 quoted in CNN Article on Sexual Assault in the Military

In an April 14, 2012 CNN.com article, J.D. Hamel '13 of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic was quoted on servicemember victim's choices after a sexual assault.
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April 17, 2012

Stronger Europe or democratic sovereignty? Yes, please!—A Commentary by Paul Linden-Retek '12

In search of a new European politics, we must face the fact that we have skirted the political question of identity: how do we redraw the boundaries (symbolic and physical) dividing us so that we can re-democratize the European public space? A genuine European politics would work to create new public, supranational spaces through which citizens could discuss and argue fundamental political values, fundamental political futures. Only if Europe rediscovers a culture of civic participation can democratic sovereignty on any political level survive. The big question persists: How can Europeans become citizens of Europe?"
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April 5, 2012

Yale Wins Award at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Despite being one of the few teams without a formal moot coach, Yale was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Werner Melis Award for best respondent's memorandum.
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April 2, 2012

Yale Law Women Present Faculty and Staff Awards

Members of the Yale Law School community gathered on Monday, April 2nd to celebrate the annual Yale Law Women Faculty and Staff Awards. The winners of the 2012 awards were Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation, Anne Alstott ’87 and Student Computing Coordinator Marcin Kloc. In addition, this year the board of Yale Law Women conferred a special award for Outstanding Leadership to Deputy Dean Douglas Kysar.
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March 24, 2012

YLS Teams Compete at the National Trial Competition

Two teams from Yale Law School competed in the National Trial Competition, a trial advocacy tournament sponsored by the American Trial of College Lawyers and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
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February 27, 2012

After Vikileaks, we can protect privacy, or outgrow it—A Commentary by Adam Goldenberg ’14

Adam Goldenberg '14 is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.
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February 26, 2012

YLS 3L Intramural Basketball Repeats in Fall Classic Overtime Win

In what was certainly the most exciting athletic event to feature YLS students since this fall's Court Classic, the 3L Intramural team--Occupy Ball Street--defeated Random Forest (a collection of "all-stars" from the university's staff and various graduate schools) to defend their 2011 title, winning the 2012 championship in a 45-43 overtime thriller.
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February 6, 2012

Clinic students Josh Rosenthal ’13, Katie Chamblee ’12, and Dermot Lynch ’12 ran in 5K road race to raise money for local refugee resettlement agency

Click through for New Haven Independent coverage. That’s them in the top photo. Trailing behind unseen is Prof. Mike Wishnie ’93, who offered to contribute $25 to the agency for every WIRAC or Vets Clinic student who beat him in the race. Guess why the three students are sporting such giant smiles.
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January 26, 2012

Dermot Lynch ’12 is interviewed on CNN

Dermot is interviewed by Soledad O’Brien about the FBI’s arrest of four East Haven police officers accused of racial profiling.
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