Yale Law School Events

Week of February 20, 2017

February 20 Monday

Dining Hall Drop Ins with Sachi

  • 10:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Ruttenberg Dining Hall

Stop by with questions, comments, or ideas!

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February 20 Monday

Judging Ordinary Meaning: Statutory Interpretation in the Age of Information

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Room 120

The Yale Federalist Society is thrilled to host a conversation between our own Noah Messing & Justice Thomas Lee of the Utah Supreme Court, entitled: Judging Ordinary Meaning: Statutory Interpretation in the Age of Information.

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February 20 Monday

BLSA Presents: Black Excellence Speaker Series: Paul Butler

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 122

Please join Yale's Black Law Students Association on Monday, February 20th. Paul Butler, Professor of Law at Georgetown and expert on the role of race in the criminal justice system will give a lunch talk at 12:10 in Room 122.

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February 20 Monday

The Early Freedom to Marry Movement: Stories From Vermont

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 129 - Yale Law School

Join Outlaws, YLW, and CDO for a lunch event with Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson. We will hear about the intertwined legal, political, and public education efforts that led to Vermont’s groundbreaking civil union law, and, later, the first marriage equality law in the country that was legislatively enacted. Prior to Justice Robinson’s appointment to the Vermont Supreme Court in 2011, she was a co-founder of Vermont Freedom to Marry and a civil rights litigator, serving as co-counsel in the path-breaking case that legalized same-sex civil unions in Vermont.

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February 20 Monday

Yale Community Drop-In Silent Meditation

  • 12:15PM to 12:45PM
  • Room 108

Free, afternoon group meditation for Yale faculty, staff and students on Mondays, from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m., 127 Wall Street, Sterling Law Building, room 108*.

*Any room changes will be posted here in advance.

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February 20 Monday

The Appeal of State Courts: A Conversation with Former Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret Marshall '76 and Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson

  • 1:10PM to 2:00PM
  • Room 128

Former Chief Justice Marshall and Justice Robinson will share their own experiences with state courts, as attorneys and on the bench, and offer perspectives on service in state courts by judges and law clerks. Former Chief Justice Marshall served 14 years on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and was the first woman to serve as Chief Justice.  She also was the first woman named General Counsel of Harvard University.  Justice Robinson has spent six years on the Vermont Supreme Court, after a distinguished career in public interest litigation.  

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February 20 Monday

Law and Globalization Seminar - James Salzman

  • 4:10PM to 6:00PM
  • SLB 110

James Salzman, Professor of Environmental Law at UCLA will join Dan Esty's Law and Globalization Seminar to discuss The Next Generation of Trade and Environmental Conflicts: The Rise of Green Industrial Policy. Please rsvp to Kelly.hernandez@yale.edu if you plan on attending.

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February 20 Monday

John F. Sherman, Shift Project, "Just Lawyering: Practicing Business Law With Respect for Human Rights”

  • 4:30PM to 6:00PM
  • ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002

As Shift’s General Counsel and Senior Advisor, John focuses on the role of the legal profession in the implementation of the Guiding Principles in their role as business advisors. John is an internationally recognized thought leader on this subject. He chairs the business and human rights working group of the International Bar Association. He writes frequently in professional and academic journals, and is a sought-after speaker at legal conferences and workshops, advocating for lawyers’ role in ensuring companies do business with respect for human rights.

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February 21 Tuesday

Chirelstein Colloquium: "The Future of Financial Regulatory Reform under the Trump Administration"

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Room 110

Gabriel D. Rosenberg ‘09, Partner, Financial Institutions Group, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

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February 21 Tuesday

Seminar in Private Law: Consumer Law

  • 12:00PM to 2:00PM
  • Room 121

Behavioral Economics and Consumer Law
Oren Bar-Gill, Harvard Law School
Alan Schwartz,Yale Law School

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