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, 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

Clinic students returned to federal court to seek relief for nearly 4,000 DACA recipients whose renewal applications were erroneously rejected by the government.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Schell Report Details Harmful Effects of Haiti’s Agricultural Mega-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


A Call to Serve

Bonded by shared experiences and love of country, Yale Law veterans bring global perspectives and leadership skills to New Haven.

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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Three to be honored for their public service with Yale Jefferson Awards

Sameer Jaywent ’18 is one of the recipients of the Yale-Jefferson Awards.

Aksjon mot oljeboring i Arktis” (“Action Against Oil Drilling in the Arctic”) by Anna Olerud/Natur og Ungdom is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Clinic Brief Urges Norwegian Court to Affirm Rights of Future Generations

A brief filed on October 31, 2017, in the Oslo District Court argued that new licenses for oil drilling in the Arctic issued by the government of Norway in June 2016 are inconsistent with the country’s obligations under international law.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


WIRAC Receives Public Service Award

WIRAC received a public service award in recognition of its work on immigration law.

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