Wednesday, September 14, 2022


SFALP, the Opioid Epidemic, and Public Impact

The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Clinic run by Dean Heather K. Gerken has been at the forefront of one of the largest complex litigations in the nation.

Friday, August 19, 2022


Yale Students See Work On Opioid Case As Broadly Important

Layla Malamut ’23 and Laila Robbins ’24 discuss the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project’s win in a major opioid case against Walgreens.

Friday, August 12, 2022


Yale Law Students Help San Francisco Secure Landmark Opioid Ruling Against Walgreens 

A federal court ruled that Walgreens can be held responsible for its role in San Francisco’s opioid crisis — a win for the city and the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, which worked on the case with the City Attorney’s Office.

Friday, May 13, 2022


Four Ways Blue Cities in Red States Can Protect Abortion Access Post-Roe — A Commentary by Erin Bernstein and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin ’18

Erin Bernstein is a founder of Bradley Bernstein Sands LLP and teaches state and local impact litigation at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Emma Sokoloff-Rubin ’18 is a Lecturer in Law and San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) Fellow at Yale Law School

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.

Thursday, December 16, 2021


Looking Back at a Year of Work with Impact

Throughout the year, the Yale Law School community worked to effect positive change across disciplines and around the country.

Monday, July 26, 2021


Home Is Here

Yale Law School faculty, alumni, and students look back at a tumultuous four years fighting for a more just immigration system.

Thursday, December 3, 2020


SFALP Students Win in Ninth Circuit, Blocking “Public Charge” Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling blocking the Trump administration’s so-called “public charge” rule. Students from the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) at Yale Law School and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office first filed the case in September 2019.

Thursday, August 13, 2020


SFALP Case Against Uber, Lyft Secures “Sweeping Victory”

A San Francisco superior court judge has ruled against Uber and Lyft just months after the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) at the Law School worked with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to sue Uber and Lyft for misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors.

Thursday, July 2, 2020


SFALP Students Help Secure Major Victory for California Consumers

Students in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project played a key role in defending the right of local prosecutors in California to enforce the state’s Unfair Competition Law.

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