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. 

Monday, October 30, 2017


Professor Ackerman Challenges Presidential War Powers in Court

Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67, along with Attorney David Remes, presented the oral argument in Smith v. Trump before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


YLS Students & Faculty Oppose Proposed Surveillance of Immigrant Social Media Information

On October 18, 2017, 111 Yale Law students and faculty submitted a public comment to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing the agency's potential overreach of its surveillance powers.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Rodríguez ’00 to Give Surbeck Inaugural Lecture on November 13

Professor Cristina Rodríguez's lecture will be titled “The President, Immigration Law, and the Politics of Constitutional Structure.”

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Professor Amar Testifies Before Senate on Special Counsel Legislation

Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar ’84, a leading Constitutional Law expert, testified before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 about two new bills that attempt to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by the President.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Rule of Law Clinic Files Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Travel Ban Case

The Rule of Law Clinic filed an amicus brief on behalf of 50 senior former national security officials with the Supreme Court relating to the travel ban case.

Friday, September 15, 2017


Professors Hathaway and Shapiro Release Book on War and Conquest

Professors Oona Hathaway ’97 and Scott Shapiro ’90 have written a new book titled “The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Noah Messing ’00 Co-Authors Amicus Brief on Arpaio Pardon

Noah Messing '00 was one of the authors on a brief arguing that the pardon President Trump issued to Sheriff Joe Arpaio is unconstitutional.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


The Impact of Local Laws

David Schleicher received tenure and was appointed Professor of Law at Yale Law School on July 1, 2017. On the occasion of Schleicher’s promotion, we asked him a few questions about his research and teaching.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Yale Law School Stands Up for Dreamers After DACA Decision

As the country reacts to President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, Yale Law School students and faculty are already working to challenge the move and ensure “dreamers” are protected throughout the country.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Professor Silk to Give Binger Inaugural Lecture on October 16

Professor James Silk will deliver his inaugural lecture as the first Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127.

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