This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students – honors, awards, student events, media mentions, books published, fellowships received, community service, etc.  If you are a current student, we encourage you to submit story ideas and photos for inclusion on this page. If you have recently published an op-ed, were cited or quoted in the media, or published a paper, please tell us about it here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Clinic Asks U.N. Special Rapporteur to Declare CT Department of Correction “Tortures”

Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic filed an allegation letter to the United Nations documenting the use of solitary confinement and other abusive practices by the Connecticut Department of Correction, arguing that such practices constitute torture under international law.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Federal Court Refuses to Delay Prison Gerrymandering Suit

The Yale Law School Rule of Law Clinic, representing the NAACP and others, won an important ruling that opens a path to a possible trial challenging the State of Connecticut’s practice known as prison gerrymandering.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Two Law School Students Named Associate World Fellows

Nikita Lalwani ’20 and Geng Ngarmboonanant ’21 have been named Associate World Fellows for 2019 by the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program at Yale University.

Friday, May 3, 2019

SFALP Students Help San Francisco Challenge New HHS Rule

Students in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) have helped the San Francisco City Attorney sue the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Yale Law School Commencement 2019

Yale Law School’s 2019 Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Stacey Abrams ’99 Receives Yale Law Women Alumni Achievement Award

Yale Law Women (YLW) presented its Alumni Achievement Award to Stacey Abrams ’99 on April 17, 2019.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Yale Team Reaches Semifinals of Jessup Moot Court

A team of students from Yale Law School reached the semifinals of the International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C., the world’s largest moot court competition.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WIRAC Helps Write State’s First Guidelines on Pregnant Workers’ Rights

The state of Connecticut issued its first guidelines clarifying the rights of pregnant workers and the obligations of their employers in a paper that students from the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School helped research and draft.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dhruv Chand Aggarwal ’20 Wins Business Law Writing Award

Dhruv Chand Aggarwal ’20 won first place in the Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section for his paper “Federalism, Indemnification, and the Soul of American Corporate Law.”

Monday, April 15, 2019

Reproductive Rights Clinic Assists City of Baltimore and Title X Clinics

On April 12, 2019, the City of Baltimore filed suit challenging a federal regulation which would severely restrict access to reproductive health care for low-income people. Yale Law School’s Reproductive Rights and Justice Project (RRJP) clinic joined lead attorney Baltimore Solicitor Andre M. Davis, and others representing Baltimore in the case.