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.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Celebrating the Class of 2023 — Advancing the Cause of Justice

Members of the Yale Law School class of 2023 were celebrated during their Commencement ceremonies on May 22.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Alphonse Simon ’24 Helps Launch Nonprofit for Law School Applicants

Alphonse Simon ’24 helped launch Fighting for Fairness, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equity in the law school admissions process.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Biden’s Asylum App Is Basically Unusable — A Commentary by Jennifer Dilker ’25, Dylan Farrell-Bryan ’25, Rosalyn Dietrich Leban ’24, and Gabriela Torres-Lorenzotti ’25

Jennifer Dilker ’25, Dylan Farrell-Bryan ’25, Rosalyn Dietrich Leban ’24, and Gabriela Torres-Lorenzotti ’25 are members of Yale Law School’s Immigrant Justice Project (IJP), which organizes law students in support of immigrant communities in the New Haven area and around the country. Additional IJP members and contributors to this piece include Megan Handau ’25, Audrey Huynh ’25, María Mendoza ’25, and Neha Srinivasan ’25.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Three Students Receive 2023 Susman Godfrey Prize

Yale Law School students Kevin Baisden ’25, Rachel Baker ’24, and Jonathan Epps ’24 have been chosen for the 2023 Susman Godfrey Prize.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Yale Law School Commencement to be Held May 22

Yale Law School will hold Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2023 on May 22, 2023.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Clinic Mobilizes to Confront Suspension in Commutations

Students in the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic (CMIC) have responded to a pause in commutations by the state of Connecticut with multipronged efforts to build a coalition of local and national advocates to defend the commutation process.

Friday, May 5, 2023

The Legal Authority to Create a Special Tribunal — A Commentary by Oona Hathaway ’97 et al.

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Maggie Mills ’24 and Heather Zimmerman ’23 are students at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Two Students Receive 2023 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Two Yale Law School students — the daughters of parents who immigrated to the United States from Somalia and India, respectively — have been named 2023 recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.