Yale Law School Today

Thursday, May 26, 2022

State Rep. Patrick Callahan, Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll, Ryanne Bamieh ’23, and Reed-Guevara ’23 at the Connecticut State House

State Rep. Patrick Callahan, Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll, Ryanne Bamieh ’23, and Reed-Guevara ’23 are shown at the Connecticut State House for a meeting to discuss the repeal of Connecticut’s incarceration lien, under which the state can claim money from people who have served time in jail and prison. The Liman Center and partners helped pass a law that places limits on the lien.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

the sign in front of the Department of State

The Department of State in Washington, D.C. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is challenging the department's slow responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Monday, May 23, 2022

students with the Yale Law School flag

Law School student marshals began the day’s ceremonies with a procession to Yale’s Old Campus

Thursday, May 19, 2022

facade of the U.S. Treasury Department

The facade of the Treasury Department. © 2010 Eric Weaver via Creative Commons.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

In The Press

New York’s Red-Flag Law Failed in Buffalo. Here’s How to Fix It. — A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Fredrick Vars ’99

The Washington Post

Ian Ayres ’86  is Deputy Dean and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Frederick Vars ’99 is Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

In The Press

A Conservative Lawyer’s New Target After Abortion: Affirmative Action

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted about a challenge to affirmative action law in Texas.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

In The Press

Abortion Questions for Justice Alito and His Supreme Court Allies — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, May 23, 2022

In The Press

SEC Prepares to Crack Down on Misleading ESG Investment Claims

Financial Times

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 discusses rules being prepared by the SEC to define the criteria of an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment fund.

Monday, May 23, 2022

In The Press

Two Law Professors Hope to Keep Prisons from Reclaiming Pandemic Parolees


Clinical Associate Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08 spoke about inmates whose pandemic-related home confinement was revoked due to minor offenses.

Friday, May 20, 2022

In The Press

America Almost Took a Different Path Toward Abortion Rights

The New York Times

Work by Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel is mentioned in a story on the history of abortion rights in America.

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I chose to attend Yale Law School because I wanted to direct my own education. Twenty-five years later, freedom and flexibility are still the best things about this place. As a YLS student, you get to decide what you want to study. ”

James Forman Jr.

Class of 1992, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law