Yale Law School’s renowned and distinguished faculty members consistently engage in an extraordinary range of activities and scholarship. Read the extensive list of faculty activities and accomplishments —from lectures given to books published to honors and awards received—by browsing our academic archives on the right, reading our faculty news feed below, or viewing the Yale Law Report. Read commentaries in the popular press and other press clips on our In the Press page. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Monica C. Bell Appointed as Associate Professor of Law

Dean Robert Post ’77 has announced the appointment of Monica C. Bell ’09 to the Yale Law School faculty. She will join as an associate professor of law, effective July 1, 2017.

Monday, May 15, 2017


Professor Esty Publishes Article on 21st Century Sustainability Strategy

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Dan Esty ’86 recently published an article in Environmental Law outlining his vision for a new era in environmental sustainability strategy. The journal is the nation’s oldest law review dedicated solely to environmental issues run by students of Lewis & Clark Law School.

Monday, May 15, 2017


Dean Post Designated Sterling Professor of Law

Dean Robert C. Post '77 has been named Sterling Professor of Law, one of the University's highest faculty honors.

Monday, May 15, 2017


Heather Gerken named the Goldman Professor of Law

Heather K. Gerken has been named the Sol and Lillian Goldman Professor of Law. Her appointment will be effective July 1.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Amar, Hill, and Holloway Honored for Service to Alumni

Faculty members Akhil Amar, Charles Hill, and Jonathan Holloway were presented Howard R. Lamar Faculty Awards for Service to Alumni on April 28 at a luncheon hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA).

Monday, May 1, 2017


Professor Eskridge Joins Amicus Brief in Travel Ban Case

Professor William Eskridge Jr. ’78 joined a group of 50 legal scholars to file an amicus brief in federal court in the case of IRAP v. Trump.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


SFALP Case on Sanctuary Cities Wins Major Victory in Court

A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying funding to sanctuary cities, a victory for Yale Law clinic students who aided the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office in filing the case.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


John Fabian Witt named next head of Davenport College

John Fabian Witt, the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law and professor of history, has been named Davenport’s next head of college.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Liman at 20: Public Interest(s): Launching The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law

After two decades of promoting equal access to justice through fellowships, research, seminars, and programs, the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program has been re-established as the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Professor Forman Publishes New Book, Locking Up Our Own

In his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Professor James Forman Jr. ’92 explores the complex relationship between race, class, and the American criminal justice in a new and original light.

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