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, January 14, 2020

Two YLS Students Help Secure Funding for CT Drug Prison Treatment Program

Two Yale Law School students have worked to secure funding for drug treatment programs in Connecticut after nearly three years of advocacy.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Power of People

A look at two examples of the valuable bonds that can develop between alumni and recent graduates and current students.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Yale Law Students Selected to Teach Undergraduate Seminars

Four students at Yale Law School have been selected to teach undergraduate seminars in the Spring 2020 semester: John Gonzalez ’20, Nikita Lalwani ’20, Josh Rubin ’20, and Becca Steinberg ’20.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Protect Veterans From Fraud

A report by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic is mentioned in a New York Times editorial.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Clinic Assists Former Senators in Drafting Impeachment Trial Memorandum

Shortly after the impeachment inquiry began, the Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School commenced work with former U.S. Senators Russ Feingold and Chuck Hagel to prepare a detailed Memorandum to current U.S. Senators in anticipation of a potential Senate impeachment trial.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Three Students, Three Alums Receive 2020 Skadden Fellowships

Six Law School alumni and current students have been awarded Skadden Public Interest Fellowship for 2020.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Yale Law Students Help Nearly 1,600 Veterans Win Class Certification for Radiation Exposure

Meghan Brooks ’19, Lily Halperin ’21, and John Super ’20 are quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune on the victory in a class action suit challenging the Veterans Affairs’ refusal to provide disability compensation to veterans exposed to ionizing radiation.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates NAACP Census Suit

The Rule of Law Clinic secured a big win on December 19, 2019, when a federal judge reinstated a lawsuit challenging the federal government's inadequate plans for conducting the 2020 Census.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Court Certifies Class of Veterans Exposed to Radiation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims certified a class of elderly disabled veterans exposed to ionizing radiation while cleaning up a nuclear bomb disaster in Palomares, Spain, in 1966.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Court rules vets exposed to radiation from 1966 nuke disaster can sue for benefits

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is mentioned in an Air Force Times article about its recent success on behalf of elderly veterans denied disability benefits for illnesses they suffered as a result of their work cleaning up a 1966 nuclear bomb disaster in Spain.