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, September 22, 2017


SFALP Case Sues Top Fossil Fuel Producers Over Climate Change Costs

The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) at Yale Law School is taking the world’s largest oil and gas companies to court.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Rule of Law Clinic Files Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Travel Ban Case

The Rule of Law Clinic filed an amicus brief on behalf of 50 senior former national security officials with the Supreme Court relating to the travel ban case.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


WIRAC Challenges Trump Administration’s Termination of DACA

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School went to federal court to challenge the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Yale Law School Stands Up for Dreamers After DACA Decision

As the country reacts to President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, Yale Law School students and faculty are already working to challenge the move and ensure “dreamers” are protected throughout the country.

Friday, September 1, 2017


Court Bans Ex-Cadet’s Lawsuit Against West Point Superiors

Shikha Garg ’19 is quoted in an article about the outcome of a case of a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


SFALP Case Secures Court Victory Against Unlawful Diversion Program

After nearly two years, the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) recently won an important victory in court against the Corrective Education Company (CEC) over its diversion program to suspected shoplifters.

Monday, August 21, 2017


Dean Gerken Welcomes Most Diverse Class in YLS History

The most diverse class in Yale Law School history arrived at the Sterling Law Building in New Haven on Monday, August 21, 2017, with 205 newly minted law students taking the first step in their legal careers.

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

Amanda Shanor ’09, a fellow with the Internet Society Project and PhD candidate, is quoted in an article about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


New GHJP Report Examines Curbing Unfair Drug Prices

The Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), in collaboration with the National Physicians Alliance and the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, released a policy white paper titled “Curbing Unfair Drug Prices: A Primer for States” this week.

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