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, December 19, 2019


Federal Appeals Court Reinstates NAACP Census Suit

The Rule of Law Clinic secured a big win on December 19, 2019, when a federal judge reinstated a lawsuit challenging the federal government's inadequate plans for conducting the 2020 Census.

Monday, December 9, 2019


Court rules vets exposed to radiation from 1966 nuke disaster can sue for benefits

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic is mentioned in an Air Force Times article about its recent success on behalf of elderly veterans denied disability benefits for illnesses they suffered as a result of their work cleaning up a 1966 nuclear bomb disaster in Spain.

Monday, December 9, 2019


Court Certifies Class of Veterans Exposed to Radiation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims certified a class of elderly disabled veterans exposed to ionizing radiation while cleaning up a nuclear bomb disaster in Palomares, Spain, in 1966.

Thursday, December 5, 2019


Don’t Let the London Bridge Attacks Destroy the Work of Its Victims — A Commentary by Josh Feinzig ’21

Josh Feinzig is a second-year law school at Yale Law School and a former Liman Summer FEllow.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Muslim Law Students Association at YLS Joins Amicus Brief in Travel Ban Suit

The Muslim Law Students’ Association at Yale Law School is proud to join Muslim American bar and law student associations across the country as amici curiae in support of a continuing legal challenge to President Trump’s travel ban.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Settlement reached between Matsu Sushi owners, workers

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law James Bhandary-Alexander and Carolina Yamamoto ’21 are quoted in a Westport News article on the resolution of a labor dispute between two workers and a restaurateur.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Rule of Law Clinic Files Suit to Prevent Undercount in 2020 Census

The Rule of Law Clinic filed a lawsuit on Nov. 26, 2019, in federal court in Manhattan challenging five structural deficiencies in the U.S. Census Bureau’s final operational plans for the 2020 Census.

Monday, November 25, 2019


Advanced Sentencing Clinic Hosts Parole Panel and Documentary Screening

On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Advanced Sentencing Clinic at Yale Law School hosted a screening of the Frontline documentary “Life on Parole,” which follows the lives of four individuals on parole in Connecticut.

Friday, November 22, 2019


ICE Can't Use Evidence From Illegal Arrest, 2nd Circ. Says

Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad is mentioned in a Law360 article about the case of Christian Rodriguez, arrested by ICE in 2007. Professor Ahmad and students from the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic represent Mr. Rodriguez.

Friday, November 22, 2019


How 2 Student Litigators Defeated a Veteran Attorney in Court

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law Jay Pottenger, Jr. ’75 and Shannon Price ’20 are quoted, and Nathan Leys ’20 mentioned, in a Connecticut Law Tribune article about a recent victory involving a New Haven tenant who was living with an infestation of pests. The tenant is represented by students with the Housing Court Clinic.

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