Wednesday, February 10, 2016

$3 Million Grant Given to Launch Health Data Initiative

The Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) at Yale University, a new initiative launching in July 2016, received a $3 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to promote open access to high-quality data in health.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Clinic Lawsuit Challenges Ebola Quarantines

The Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, Connecticut residents, and their representatives filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Monday, February 8, 2016 challenging a pattern and practice of unlawful quarantine of travelers from countries affected by Ebola.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lowenstein Clinic Assists Brothers Stranded in Afghan Prison

On January 23, 2016, students in the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic gathered around the phone to speak with their clients, Sa’id Jamaluddin and Abdul Fatah, held at the Afghan National Detention Facility. The call was the first contact the two brothers have had with anyone outside of Afghanistan since they were captured by U.S. forces in 2009.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Students Develop Tools for Tribal Land Reacquisition

In early December 2015, three Yale Law School students and one Yale Forestry student visited the Flathead Reservation in Montana—home to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT).

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ten Years of the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic

Founded in 2006, the Law School’s Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic was one of the first of its kind among American law schools.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Defense Dept. Agrees to Disclosure of PTSD Records for Vets Clinic Clients

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School received a settlement in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut in Vietnam Veterans of America et al v. Dept. of Defense et al.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

WIRAC: Immigration Raids Target Disabled

The Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School sent a letter Tuesday serving notice to federal officials that many of the Central American refugees targeted in recent immigration raids are disabled, as that term is defined under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The letter was authored by clinic students and signed by more than 150 Civil Rights, Labor, and Faith Groups.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Ethics Bureau Submits Amicus Brief in Capital Case

The Ethics Bureau at Yale recently submitted an amicus brief in a capital case before the U.S. Supreme Court that is critical of a former Chief Justice in Pennsylvania who failed to recuse himself from an appeal despite having close ties to the original case.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Yale Team Supports Local Climate Action at Paris Talks

Professor Dan Esty ’86 and Dena Adler ’17 JD/MEM attended the U.N. Climate Change Negotiations to support broadened engagement of mayors, governors/provincial leaders, and the private sector in the international climate change negotiations.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Veterans Clinic Seeks Information on Toxic Water Disability Claims

On December 7, 2015, The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on behalf of three Vietnam Veteran organizations seeking records that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long withheld on the Camp Lejeune Subject Matter Expert (SME) program.

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