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, September 24, 2020

Students Create Supreme Court Reform Website

A new website created by several Yale Law students provides a way to learn about the history of the Supreme Court and includes detailed reform options.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Lighting Up the Path to Law School

The Law School Access Program aims to serve first-generation, low-income, and under-represented minority students from New Haven by lighting up the pathway to successfully applying to law school and launching their legal careers.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

When will DeSantis listen to his own voters on ex-felons’ voting rights?

Duncan Hosie is a member of the Yale Law School Class of 2021.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Camila Bustos ’21 Awarded Switzer Fellowship

Camila Bustos ’21 is among 20 environmental scholars nationwide to be named a 2020 Switzer Environmental Fellow.

Friday, September 11, 2020

MFIA Clinic Files Appeal in Case on Public Right to Witness Executions

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic has appealed the dismissal of its Virginia lawsuit asserting a constitutional right to witness executions.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court

Lily Halpern ’21 is quoted in an Associated Press story about the developments in a class action suit challenging Veterans Affairs’ refusal to provide disability compensation to veterans exposed to ionizing radiation. The plaintiffs are represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Yale Law School helps win suit against CIA, lifting censorship of book on terrorism

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz ’78 and David Froomkin ’20 are quoted in a Hearst Newspapers article about a former FBI agent whose book was redacted after the CIA took issue with his eyewitness account of its interrogation of Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic assisted a filmmaker and a journalist in their efforts to gain access to the redacted information.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Young immigrants challenge Trump administration decision to scale back DACA program

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic is mentioned in a CBS News report on a complaint filed in federal court that challenges the Trump administration’s efforts to scale back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Welcoming the Class of 2023

Dean Heather Gerken welcomed the newest class of students to Yale Law School during convocation remarks delivered online on August 21, 2020.