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, February 25, 2021

Appeal Brings Fair Rent To Court

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75 and Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Richard L. Tenenbaum are mentioned, and Adam Kinkley ’21 is quoted, in a New Haven Independent article on developments in a landlord-tenant dispute involving a client represented by the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.

Monday, February 22, 2021

New Report Details COVID-Related Threats to Indigenous Peoples and Environment

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) released a report documenting the erosion of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, damage to forest environments, and violence resulting from government responses to the pandemic and ensuing global recession.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Disability rights group alleges abuse of people with mental illness at state’s maximum-security prison in suit against Department of Correction

The Hartford Courant reports on a lawsuit brought by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and partners against the CT Department of Correction. 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Lowenstein Clinic Represents Disability Rights Group in CT Supermax Prison Lawsuit

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and partner organizations filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut Department of Correction on February 4, 2021.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Innovative Gun Violence Course Generates Novel Journal Issue

The Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy and the Justice Collaboratory have teamed up to publish a groundbreaking special issue of The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (JLME) devoted to the gun violence epidemic.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Executions shouldn't be shrouded in secrecy — A Commentary by Anna Kaul ’21 and Sarah Lamsifer ’21

Anna Kaul and Sarah Lamsifer are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Free Exercise Clinic Launches Interactive Workshop Series

This spring, Yale Law School’s Free Exercise Clinic is launching an interactive workshop, and has invited students and faculty in the religious liberty clinics at Harvard, Stanford and Texas to join each of the seven class sessions.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sending a message

Uzoma Orchingwa ’22 has cofounded a nonprofit startup to challenge the for-profit prison telecom industry with an alternative to help people in prison communicate better with family and friends on the outside.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic Secures Historic Sentence Modification

The Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic helped win an unprecedented sentence modification for one of its clients.

Monday, January 11, 2021

In debut novel, Yale law student explores moral terrain

Yale News spoke to David Hopen ’23 about his debut novel, The Orchard.