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.

Thursday, July 18, 2019


Students Help Pass HIV Drug Law for Youth

Two students in the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy's Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), Hannah Hussey ’20 and Owen Monkemeier ’19, spent the spring semester successfully advocating for the passage of a new Connecticut law making HIV-preventing drugs available to some of the state’s most vulnerable youth. Hussey and Monkemeier participated in the pediatric MLP, a collaboration between the Center for Children’s Advocacy and Yale New Haven Hospital.

Thursday, July 18, 2019


Clinic Helps Obtain $305 Million Settlement in Lead Paint Litigation

After 20 years, Yale Law School clinic students helped San Francisco and nine other localities achieve a landmark victory in their litigation against lead paint companies with a $305 million settlement.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Defense Department Ordered to Turn Over Documents on Military Sexual Assault

On July 12, 2019, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut ordered the government to disclose key documents related to bias in the military justice system, in a lawsuit brought by Protect our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. The plaintiffs are represented by the Veterans Legal Service Clinic at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Court Agrees with Ethics Bureau that Judge in Terrorism Case Acted Improperly

A federal appeals court agreed with the Ethics Bureau at Yale that the military judge in the USS Cole bombing case acted improperly, ruling that years of proceedings under that judge must be thrown out.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Nonprofit wins grant to support Hartford residents leaving failed subsidized housing projects

The Yale Law School Housing Clinic is mentioned in an article about a project to help former residents of two subsidized apartment complexes in Hartford find decent housing. The clinic will provide pro bono services for the program.

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Studying Criminal Justice from the Inside Out

Students get a deeply personal and powerful look at the criminal justice system by learning side-by-side with classmates inside a prison

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


WIRAC Reaches Major Settlement on Behalf of Asylum-Seeking Family

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) at Yale Law School announced the settlement of one of the first cases in the nation to seek damages against the Department of Homeland Security for their practice of family detention.

Monday, June 3, 2019


Immigrant Rights Clinic Secures Deferred Action for Client Who Spent 19 Months in Sanctuary

Sujitno Sajuti, a client of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, departed the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden, Connecticut on May 31, 2019, ending 19 months in sanctuary for the 70-year-old immigrant.

Friday, May 31, 2019


Reproductive Rights Clinic Wins Injunction for Baltimore Family Planning Providers

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Trump administration’s regulations restricting contraceptive services under the federal Title X program, ruling on a suit brought by the city of Baltimore with assistance from the Yale Law School’s Reproductive Rights and Justice Project.

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