This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students –  including clinic cases, honors, awards, student events, media mentions, books published, fellowships received, and community service.  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. Student prizes are awarded annually.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Affirmative Action Is Banned — Except at Military Academies? Why That Won’t Help Students — A Commentary by Zoe Kreitenberg ’24

Zoe Kreitenberg ’24, a 2016 West Point graduate and former Army captain, is a student at Yale Law School.

Friday, July 14, 2023

The Rooney “Suggestion” — A Commentary by DeMaurice F. Smith and Carl Lasker ’24

DeMaurice F. Smith is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). Carl Lasker is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2024.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The Ups and Downs of Advocacy

Students in Law School clinics are trained to pursue their clients’ goals on multiple fronts. When one path narrows or disappears, they continue along another.

Monday, July 3, 2023

The VA Rolls Out Its New Equity Team To Investigate Racism in Benefits Decisions

Adam Henderson ’23 comments on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ announcement that it has set up a dedicated team to investigate racial disparities in its benefits decisions — due in part to a case brought by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. 

Friday, June 30, 2023

Unanimous SCOTUS Opinion Cites Free Exercise Clinic Brief

An amicus brief by the Free Exercise Clinic was cited in a unanimous ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

MFIA Wins Disclosure of Connecticut School Choice Lottery Algorithm 

The state of Connecticut must disclose how magnet school placements are made after a win by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Two Students Receive Stevens Fellowships for Public Interest Law

Oscar De Los Santos ’25 and Nina Vaswani ’24 have been selected for the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program.