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News on Giving and Impact


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.

Monday, March 21, 2016


China Center Receives $30 Million Gift in Honor of Dr. Paul Tsai

Yale Law School has received a gift of $30 million in honor of its distinguished alumnus, the late Dr. Paul C. Tsai, LL.M ’54, J.S.D. ’57, to support the continuing work of the Law School’s China Center.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Gift to Establish Center for Islamic Law and Civilization

Yale University President Peter Salovey and Yale Law School Dean Robert C. Post announced today a $10 million gift to create the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School. 

Friday, August 7, 2015


Gift Establishes Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School

The conference, The New Health Care Industry: Integration, Consolidation, Competition in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act, will be held on November 13, with the celebratory launch of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School on November 12. 

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