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News on Giving and Impact

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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Veterans Clinic Secures Major Settlement in Army Class Action

The settlement ensures that the Army will reconsider thousands of decisions involving Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans with a less-than-fully-honorable discharge.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Gruber Foundation Gift to Support Social Justice and Human Rights

As a result of the gift, the Law School’s Rule of Law Clinic will be named for business leader and philanthropist Peter Gruber.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Memories of Fallen Classmate Ken Kelley ’66 Inspire Scholarship Giving

After alumni discovered that a plaque in memory of their friend Kendrick King Kelley III ’66 was missing from the Law School, they started a scholarship fund in his name and returned to the School with his friends and family for the plaque's replacement.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Yale Law School Celebrates the Opening of Baker Hall

A jubilant crowd gathered at the newly opened Robert C. and Christina Baker Hall on September 20, 2018, for a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Yale Law Clinic Secures Victory in Challenge to Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order

Late in the evening on January 28, 2017, a federal judge in Brooklyn issued a nationwide temporary stay blocking the U.S. government from deporting people pursuant to the Trump Administration’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order.

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