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.

Monday, July 6, 2020


Students and Graduates Receive Public Interest Fellowships

Fifty-one graduating YLS students and recent alumni were awarded public interest postgraduate fellowships for 2020–2021.

Monday, June 29, 2020


Knowing Your Rights

The Marshall-Brennan Project at the Law School sends law students into New Haven public high schools to teach courses in constitutional law and oral advocacy. The program stands out by going beyond a typical civics course and increasing students’ awareness of their own constitutional rights.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Free Exercise Clinic Files Amicus Brief Defending Prisoners’ Religious Liberty

The Free Exercise Clinic at Yale Law School and Sidley Austin LLP filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of the Sikh Coalition

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


YLS Community Shares Expertise on COVID-19

Members of the Yale Law School community are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering expertise in their respective fields from health care to national security to the economy.

Monday, June 1, 2020


The Supreme Court Just Passed Up a Chance to Overrule Appallingly Racist Precedents — A Commentary by Kyla Eastling ’21, Danny Li ’22, and Neil Weare

Kyla Eastling is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2021. Danny Li is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2022. Neil Weare is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 28, 2020


Liman Center Presses for Health and Safety in Prisons During Pandemic

Experts affiliated with the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law are aiding lawyers seeking to protect the health and safety of prisoners and staff by preventing the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


CT veteran sues for freedom, alleges prison system failed to provide adequate coronavirus protection

Bardia Vaseghi ’22 is quoted, and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic mentioned, in a New Haven Register article about a veteran who is suing to be released from a Connecticut prison, alleging that it has failed to adequately protect him from the coronavirus.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Students Tackle Industrial Agriculture Exploitation in New CAFE Law & Policy Lab

This Spring, the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale launched the inaugural Climate, Animal, Food and Environment (CAFE) Law and Policy Lab to provide hands-on training to students on building durable interventions in policy, legislation and litigation.

Monday, May 18, 2020


Yale Law Commencement 2020 ­— Coming Together While Apart

In an online celebration on Monday, May 18, 2020, 229 graduates of Yale Law School were celebrated for the indelible mark the class of 2020 has left on the School and the world.

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