Friday, July 8, 2016


Justice for All? Re-envisioning Criminal Justice

Yale Law School’s faculty, students, and alumni work to make America’s criminal justice system more effective, intelligent, and humane.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Yale Law School Mourns the Passing of Carroll Lucht

Carroll Lucht, a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, died on July 3, 2016.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Eyewitness Identification Reform Focus of National Symposium

The National Symposium on Eyewitness Identification Reform brought together police officers, judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and policy makers to focus on the critical problem of eyewitness misidentification.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Yale Law Students Launch Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project

Conchita Cruz ’16, Swapna Reddy ’16, Dorothy Tegeler ’16, and Liz Willis ’17 co-founded ASAP in the Spring of 2015 to respond to the unmet legal needs of Central American refugee families.

Monday, June 20, 2016


Clinic Study Concludes that U.S. Family Immigration Detention Violates International Law

A paper released on June 20, 2016 by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School concludes that the United States has violated its international obligations by detaining asylum seekers in jail-like facilities and by providing insufficient safeguards against return to persecution.

Monday, June 20, 2016


Federal Judge Finds in Favor of Veteran in Harassment Complaint Case

The Department of Defense wrongly refused to search and produce sexual harassment complaints against a senior officer in the Connecticut Army National Guard, a federal judge has ruled.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Clinic Reacts to SCOTUS Decision in Case of Death-Row Inmate

A death-row inmate will have a second chance at his appeal after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a prior ruling and remanded his case back down to the the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for further proceedings.

Monday, May 9, 2016


Criminal Justice Clinic Client Has Prison Sentence Commuted by President Obama

On May 5, 2016, President Barack Obama granted a petition for clemency for a client of the Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Ethics Bureau Alumni Publish Essay on Equitable Tolling

A recently published essay written by three Yale Law graduates highlights the inequities that plague the courts' application of the federal Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA).

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Vets Clinic Sues VA for Withholding Information on Toxic Water Disability Claims

On April 27, 2016, veterans groups The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten, and Vietnam Veterans of America filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to produce records on the Camp Lejeune Subject Matter Expert (SME) program.

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