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 news clips on our In the Press page. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Heather K. Gerken Reappointed Dean of Yale Law School

Dean Heather K. Gerken was reappointed to a second five-year term on Jan. 19, 2022. The renewal recognizes her tireless work strengthening the School's tradition of academic excellence, fortifying support for the student body, and launching new innovative programming, among many other contributions.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Professor Monica Bell ’09 Receives AALS Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award

Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Monica C. Bell ’09 received the 2022 Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Wednesday, December 22, 2021


A Year in Books: Faculty Elevated New Ideas on a Range of Critical Issues

Yale Law School’s renowned faculty published an extraordinary collection of books and scholarship in 2021. Here’s a look back at the year in books published by YLS faculty and lecturers in law.

Thursday, November 18, 2021


Four Law School Alumni Receive Award of Merit

Yale Law School presented the Award of Merit to four esteemed alumni — Stacey Abrams ’99, Lani Guinier ’74, William E. Kennard ’81, and Robert C. Post ’77 — on Nov. 17, 2021.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Professor Parrillo Argues for the Constitutionality of Agency Rulemaking

Nicholas R. Parrillo ’04 gave his first lecture as the William K. Townsend Professor of Law on whether administrative regulatory power is constitutional.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


The War on Cancer at 50

A new book co-edited by Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00 examines the politics, policy, regulation, and science of cancer.

Monday, November 15, 2021


Professor Whitman Elected Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History

Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Q. Whitman ’88 has been named an Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Legal History.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021


Linda Greenhouse Unpacks a Landmark Year at the Supreme Court

Veteran Supreme Court reporter and Lecturer in Law Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL chronicles the political tumult that rocked the Supreme Court’s 2020–21 term in her new book.

Friday, November 5, 2021


Professor Schultz Launches Civil Rights Law Project and New Seminar

A new project led by Professor Vicki Schultz and involving Yale Law students will examine the early work done by lawyers in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section (ELS) — and analyze what that work might have to say for current and future civil rights law.

Thursday, November 4, 2021


Macroeconomics Conference Examines Law in a Post-Pandemic World

In October, Yale Law School partnered with several institutions from around the globe to host the Fourth Conference on Law and Macroeconomics.

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