This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students – honors, awards, student events, media mentions, op-ed pieces published, 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.

Friday, January 5, 2018


MFIA Clinic Sues EPA Over Records

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has sued the EPA over public records on behalf of the New York Times.

Monday, December 11, 2017


Environmental Justice Clinic Fights to End Discriminatory Dentistry Policies

The Environmental Justice Clinic at Yale Law School sent a letter on behalf of the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ) urging the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) to rescind its policy requiring dentists to use mercury-based dental amalgam in the molar fillings of Medicaid patients.

Monday, December 11, 2017


Veteran Sickened by Plutonium Brings Nationwide Class Action

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is representing an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant who is challenging the refusal of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide disability compensation to veterans exposed to ionizing radiation

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


SFALP Case on Sanctuary Cities Secures Permanent National Injunction

A federal judge in California has permanently blocked the Trump administration from denying funding to sanctuary cities, a major victory for Yale Law clinic students who worked closely with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office in filing the case.

Friday, November 17, 2017


In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests

Emily Villano ’19 is quoted in an article about developments in the legal challenge to the Trump administration’s termination of the DACA program. The Worker and Immigrant Right Clinic at YLS is representing plaintiffs in the case.

Friday, November 17, 2017


WIRAC Seeks Relief for 4,000 DACA Recipients Who Were Denied Renewal Applications

WIRAC students giving a press conference outside federal court on November 16, 2017. Photo credit: Make the Road New York

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Report Details Effects of Haiti’s Agricultural Development Plans

A paper submitted on November 15, 2017, to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food analyzes the harm that large-scale development projects, particularly in agriculture, cause for the food security of Haiti’s rural population.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Rule of Law Clinic Files Brief in Foreign Emoluments Case

The Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of 22 former national security officials in support of more than 200 members of Congress, who have filed a lawsuit against President Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Rule of Law Clinic Files Amicus Brief in Transgender Service Member Ban Case

On October 27, 2017, the Rule of Law Clinic filed an amicus brief on behalf of 46 retired military officers and former national security officials as part of the ongoing Stone v. Trump litigation involving the transgender service member ban.

Friday, November 10, 2017


MFIA Clinic Wins Key Victory for Public Access to FISC Court

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that the MFIA Clinic and ACLU may press forward with a case seeking greater transparency of the court's secret decisions.

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