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The Law School offers a strong curriculum in corporate and commercial law as well as joint and doctoral degree programs 

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Yale Law School has a strong tradition of service in the public interest. Most YLS students perform public service activities during their time here.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018


In The Press

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out.—A Commentary by Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16

The New York Times Magazine

YLS Ph.D. candidate Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 has a commentary in The New York Times Magazine titled “Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out.”

Monday, October 15, 2018


In The Press

Fixing a broken process for nominating US Supreme Court justices—A Commentary by E. Donald Elliott ’74

The Conversation

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


In The Press

Solitary confinement is an affront to human decency

The Washington Post

Findings contained in a recent survey by the Arthur Liman Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators are cited in The Washington Post.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


In The Press

A Lesson for Kavanaugh From Another Tarnished Supreme Court Justice—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Yale Law School.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


In The Press

Yale May Consider Exiting Private Funds in Social Investment Shift

Bloomberg.com

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 is quoted about a Yale Investment Office statement regarding its willingness to consider exiting private equity and hedge fund investments that it deems socially irresponsible.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


In The Press

More than 4,000 mentally ill inmates held in solitary in US — report

The Guardian

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in a Guardian article about a new report by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and the Association of State Correctional Administrators on the number of mentally ill prisoners being held in solitary confinement. Sonia Sotomayor ’79 is also quoted. A similar article appeared in Fortune.com.

You have an obligation to serve, by virtue of the privilege, opportunity, and talent that you have. You have an obligation to serve, in your way, at some point in time, in your career.”


Gina Raimondo ’98

Governor of Rhode Island, 2015 Commencement Address