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 22, 2018

Student Idea Leads to Action from SF City Attorney

After a student in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) pitched him the idea, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera penned a letter urging acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Mick Mulvaney to continue robust enforcement against predatory and unlawful business practices.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Yale Law School 2018 Commencement—The Power of Law—PHOTOS, VIDEO, SPEECHES

More than 200 graduates of Yale Law School participated in commencement ceremonies on Monday afternoon at the William K. Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium, surrounded by friends, family, and the Law School faculty.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ethics Bureau Has Winning Argument in SCOTUS Case

On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a Louisiana death row inmate’s conviction for a 2008 triple murder, siding in favor with an argument put forth by the Ethics Bureau at Yale. The clinic has been advocating for the defendant in the case, Robert McCoy, for several years.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SRO Moratorium, Westville Zone Advance

Kendyl Clausen ’19 is quoted and the Community and Economic Development Clinic is mentioned in a story about changing the zoning laws in the Westville neighborhood.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vets Clinic Advocacy Helps Lead to New CT Law

The Connecticut House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 284 in a unanimous vote on May 8, 2018, sending the legislation to the Governor’s desk.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lowenstein Clinic Supports Lawsuit on Migrants in the Mediterranean

The Lowenstein Clinic is involved in legal action in Italy involving a fatal incident in 2017 in which a boat carrying migrants found itself in distress off the coast of Libya.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Walton ’18 Awarded Prize for Best Law Student Article

Beatrice Walton ’18 was awarded the Student Deák Award at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. in April.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Groundbreaking Environmental Settlement Signed

The Environmental Justice Clinic was involved in a groundbreaking environmental settlement in North Carolina.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Yale Law Students Take Sessions to Court Over Flouted Guidance

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Heather Gerken, Christine Kwon ’17, and Alisa Tiwari ’20 are quoted in an article about a federal lawsuit initiated by the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project that challenges Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to repeal a variety of  Department of Justice civil rights documents.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Yale Law School Announces 51 Public Interest Fellowship Recipients for 2018-19

Yale Law School is proud to congratulate the 51 students and recent graduates who have been named recipients of public interest fellowships for 2018-2019.