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. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Owen Fiss Awarded Prize in Jurisprudence

Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law Owen Fiss received the 2020 Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence from the American Philosophical Society.

Monday, November 16, 2020


Yale Law School Mourns the Death of Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law Drew S. Days III

Drew Saunders Days III ’66 LL.B, the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law at Yale Law School, died on November 15, 2020 at the age of 79.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Professor Driver Receives The Steven S. Goldberg Award

Yale Law School Professor Justin Driver has recently been awarded The Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law for his book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.

Monday, November 9, 2020


The Case for Climate Change

A new book coedited by Professor Douglas Kysar and Jolene Lim is the first academic examination of climate change litigation in the Asia Pacific region.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Professor Witt Publishes New Book on American Contagions

In his new book, Professor John Fabian Witt ’99 explores the ways in which American law has shaped and responded to the experience of contagion throughout history.

Monday, October 26, 2020


New Book by Professor Ayres Seeks a New Way Forward on Gun Control to Save Lives

A new book by William K. Townsend Professor of Law Ian Ayres ’86 and coauthor Frederick E. Vars ’99 looks for a new way forward on gun control.

Thursday, October 22, 2020


Yale committee to propose new fossil fuel investment principles

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law Jonathan R. Macey ’82 will chair a committee to guide Yale University as it evaluates its investment policies in relation to companies producing fossil fuels.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


YLS Faculty and Students File Amicus Briefs in Nestle USA, Inc. v. Doe

Yale Law School faculty and students worked to submit two amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in the cases of Nestle USA, Inc. v. Doe and Cargill, Inc. v. Doe.

Friday, October 16, 2020


New Law School Workshop Explores Impact of COVID Across All Aspects of Law and Policy

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy has convened a weekly interdisciplinary workshop with leading experts from law, policy, economics, health, and governance to address issues related to all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 on Nudging People to Appear in Court

In a new article in Science, Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 responds to recent research on how behavioral nudges can decrease “failure to appear” rates in court.

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