This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students –  including clinic cases, honors, awards, student events, media mentions, books published, fellowships received, and community service.  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. Student prizes are awarded annually.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Liberian Environmental Defenders Freed But Clinic and Advocates’ Investigation Continues

Green Advocates International and the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic welcomed the recent release of Liberians imprisoned since protests against a Turkish mining company in 2018 but vowed to continue investigating irregularities in the related arrests and convictions.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Following MFIA Suit, West Point Athletics Arm Begins Releasing Records

After a lawsuit filed by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, the entity that runs West Point’s sports programs has begun releasing previously financial and contractual records about the army’s sports program that it previously withheld.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Yale Law School Welcomes Exceptional New Class of Students

Dean Heather K. Gerken welcomed Yale Law School’s newest students to campus on Aug. 23, speaking at convocation about the set of traditions they are inheriting that have sustained the academic community for nearly two centuries.

Friday, August 18, 2023

MFIA Sues Allegheny County Jail over Gag Rules

The Media Freedom and Information Access clinic at Yale Law School has sued Allegheny County for preventing employees of a Pittsburgh jail from speaking to the press without permission.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Leadership Program Reading Groups Confront Challenging Questions

Reading groups are an important component of The Tsai Leadership Program and have covered topics like leading in crisis, domestic extremism, identity, and failure.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Clinics Sue Pentagon and VA Over Discriminatory Fertility Policies

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic and Reproductive Rights and Justice Project are challenging rules that exclude same-sex and unmarried couples, single veterans, and service members from eligibility for in vitro fertilization services.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

LEAP Student Fellow Maggie Wang ’25 Named Emerging Scholar Fellow by Brooks Institute

LEAP Student Fellow Maggie Wang ’25 has been named an Emerging Scholar Fellow with the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Learning to Lead

In its second year, The Tsai Leadership Program — designed to prepare students for leadership roles in any setting — launched new courses, fellowships, and immersive opportunities that offer enhanced engagement with alumni.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Blumenthal Demands End to LGBTQ Discrimination at VA

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic filed a rule-making petition on behalf of several advocacy groups to request enforcement of anti-discrimination regulations. Sen. Richard Blumenthal ’73 spoke about the issue at a press conference.