Research and Writing Resources

Yale Law School students and alums have written on the topic of education reform to satisfy their writing requirements, and many have been published. The following are a few examples of YLS student writing on education-related topics.

Professor Supervision

Students at YLS have worked under the supervision of professors including the following to write their substantials and SAWs on education topics: Robert C. Ellickson, Michael J. Graetz, Christine Jolls, and John G. Simon

Published Student Work

Lindy, Benjamin (YLS ’10), The Impact of Teacher Collective Bargaining Laws on Student Achievement: Evidence from a New Mexico Natural Experiment, 120 Yale L.J. 1130 (2011), available at Benjamin_Lindy._The_Impact_of_Collective_Bargaining_Laws.pdf

Suarez, Christopher A. (YLS ’11), School Discipline in New Haven: Law, Norms, and Beating the Game (April 8, 2010). Journal of Law and Education, October 2010. Available at

Suarez, Christopher A. (YLS ’11), Sliding Towards Educational Outcomes: A New Remedy for Education Lawsuits in a Post-NCLB World (November 4, 2009). Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2010. Available at .

Suarez, Christopher A., Courthouse, Statehouse, or Both? Redefining Institutional Roles in School Finance Reform (January 2, 2010). Yale Law & Policy Review, Forthcoming. Available at 

Student Substantials and SAWs

Matera, Matthew (YLS ’11): “Academic Accountability in Connecticut Charter Schools”

Bradley, Kathryn (YLS ’12): “Reforming Collective Bargaining Laws”

Hines, Christopher (YLS ’12): “Education Reform That Works: What the United States can Learn from Finland”

Meltzer, Joshua (YLS ’12): “Charter Schools and Integration: The Promise of an Untried Alliance”

Additional Resources

Yale School of Management (SOM) Education Leadership Conference:

Yale Students for Education Reform:

New Haven Public Schools:

New Haven Promise: New_Haven_Promise.pdf


Connecticut Voices for Children:

New Haven Reads:

Achievement First: