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.

Friday, November 16, 2018


Federal Court Approves Nationwide Class Action For Veterans with PTSD

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic secured

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Court Orders Disclosure of Information About Veterans Exposed to Radiation

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic secured an order with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims granting limited discovery in a case involving Veterans exposed to radiation.

Monday, November 12, 2018


Law students launch service group

Law School students James Campbell ’20,  Abigail Pershing ’20, Matthew Linsley ’21, and Carl Jiang ’20 are quoted in the Yale Daily News about a new student organization, the Yale Law Student National Service Forum.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Doctoral Scholarship Conference to be held November 9–10

The Eighth Annual Doctoral Scholarship Conference will be held at Yale Law School on November 9 and 10, 2018.

Friday, October 26, 2018


SFALP Scores Another Victory In Sanctuary City Case

In early October, 2018, a federal judge handed the San Francisco City Attorney (SFALP) the latest victory in their efforts to prevent the Trump administration from unlawfully defunding sanctuary cities.

Friday, October 26, 2018


Supreme Court Turns Away Lead Paint Companies in Major Win for SFALP

In a decisive victory for Yale Law clinic students and the San Francisco City Attorney, the Supreme Court has rejected lead paint makers’ challenge to a historic judgment against them that held them liable for poisoning thousands of Americans.

Friday, October 19, 2018


Panelists Discuss Impact of Decision on Professional Speech and Reproductive Health

On October 15, 2018, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice within the Information Society Project, the Global Health Justice Partnership, and a number of student groups co-hosted a panel discussion titled “Pregnancy, Power, and Professional Speech: NIFLA v. Becerra.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out.—A Commentary by Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16

YLS Ph.D. candidate Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 has a commentary in The New York Times Magazine titled “Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out.”

Friday, October 12, 2018


Veterans Clinic Petitions for More Inclusive VA Motto

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic delivered a petition for rulemaking requesting that the Department of Veterans Affairs replace its current outdated and exclusionary motto with one that is inclusive of women.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Immigrant Rights Clinic Observes Client’s One Year in Sanctuary

Students from the Immigrant Rights Clinic marked one year since their client entered sanctuary in Meriden to avoid deportation.

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