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, September 17, 2019


Landmark Conference on the Affordable Care Act Happening Sept. 26-27

The event will bring together key players involved in the ACA's passage and implementation as well as an interdisciplinary group of scholars to assess the legislation’s successes, shortcomings, and future.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Professor Markovits on the Meritocracy Trap

Guido Calabresi Professor of Law Daniel Markovits ’00 discusses the problems with meritocracy in his new book The Meritocracy Trap.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Law, Ethics & Animals Program to Launch

A new initiative, the Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) will launch during the 2019–2020 academic year dedicated to drawing attention to the questions of conscience raised by human-animal relationships and developing new strategies to address industrialized animal cruelty.

Friday, August 30, 2019


Connecticut Supreme Court Cites Housing Clinic Brief in Win for Tenants

The Connecticut Supreme Court cited a brief written by Yale Law School’s Housing Clinic when it ruled that landlords may not include “extraneous and irrelevant charges” in eviction paperwork, affirming that tenants of subsidized housing have a right to know how much they must pay to keep their homes.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Gideon Yaffe to Present Inaugural Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Lecture

Professor Gideon Yaffe will give the inaugural Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Lecture on September 23, 2019.

Thursday, August 22, 2019


Housing Clinic Scores Connecticut Supreme Court Win for Mortgage Borrowers

The Housing Clinic scored a long-fought victory for homeowners when the Connecticut Supreme Court's ruling in in U.S. Bank v. Blowers broadened what sort of bank misconduct mortgage borrowers can raise when defending against a foreclosure action.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Professor Kronman On Higher Education and Democracy

Read an excerpt from The Assault on American Excellence, a new book by Professor Anthony Kronman ’75.

Monday, August 12, 2019


Rediscovering a Lost Treatise on Martial Law

For a century, a manuscript by Francis Lieber, political theorist and legal adviser to Abraham Lincoln, lay lost in the recesses of the National Archives — until it was discovered by Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law John Fabian Witt ’99 and Will Smiley ’14.

Thursday, August 8, 2019


Professor John H. Langbein Wins Frankel Fiduciary Prize

Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Legal History John H. Langbein has been awarded the 2019 Frankel Fiduciary Prize.

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