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News on Giving and Impact


Tuesday, April 19, 2022


Craig Newmark Philanthropies Continues Support for MFIA Clinic

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) clinic at Yale Law School has received a third year of support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

Monday, February 21, 2022


Yale Law School Announces Tuition-Free Scholarships for Highest Need Students

The Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program expands the Law School’s robust financial aid offerings to level the playing field for students with significant financial need.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Yale Law School Announces Visiting Professorship

Yale Law School announced the creation of the Michael Doyle ’62 and Bunny Winter Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021


Announcing The Tsai Leadership Program at Yale Law School

Yale Law School is building upon its storied history to empower the next generation of mission-driven leaders with the launch of The Joseph C. Tsai Leadership Program at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021


Ludwig Program in Public Sector Leadership Empowers Students to Serve Others

With a charge to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to make a positive difference in the lives of others, Yale Law School announced the launch of the Carol and Gene Ludwig Program in Public Sector Leadership.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021


Chae Initiative in Private Sector Leadership Prepares Business Leaders of the Future

Seeking to train dynamic business leaders capable of handling complex issues resulting from a rapidly changing world, Yale Law School announced the launch of the Michael S. and Alexa B. Chae Initiative in Private Sector Leadership.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Road to Redemption

Clyde Meikle dedicated himself while incarcerated to self-improvement, rehabilitation, and service. With the help of Law School students in the Peter Gruber Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic, Meikle was resentenced to 28 years in January 2021 and was released from prison in May.

Monday, July 19, 2021


Yale College Grads Create Fund for Criminal Justice Reform at Yale Law School

Yale College alumni Jennifer Millstone ’00 B.A. and David Millstone ’99 B.A. made a generous gift to create The Millstone Fund for Criminal Justice Reform at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 12, 2021


SCOTUS Sides with the Amish in Case Supported by Free Exercise Clinic

The Yale Law School Free Exercise Clinic co-authored an amicus brief in support of Amish plaintiffs’ challenge of a law compelling them to use modern septic systems in violation of their religious beliefs.

Friday, June 18, 2021


Two Gifts Honor Yale Law School alum Michael A. Varet ’65 and Extend His Legacy

The Varet family made two generous gifts to Yale Law School to honor Michael A. Varet ’65 and to extend his legacy.

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