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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Defense Department Ordered to Turn Over Documents on Military Sexual Assault

On July 12, 2019, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut ordered the government to disclose key documents related to bias in the military justice system, in a lawsuit brought by Protect our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. The plaintiffs are represented by the Veterans Legal Service Clinic at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Court Agrees with Ethics Bureau that Judge in Terrorism Case Acted Improperly

A federal appeals court agreed with the Ethics Bureau at Yale that the military judge in the USS Cole bombing case acted improperly, ruling that years of proceedings under that judge must be thrown out.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Nonprofit wins grant to support Hartford residents leaving failed subsidized housing projects

The Yale Law School Housing Clinic is mentioned in an article about a project to help former residents of two subsidized apartment complexes in Hartford find decent housing. The clinic will provide pro bono services for the program.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Studying Criminal Justice from the Inside Out

Students get a deeply personal and powerful look at the criminal justice system by learning side-by-side with classmates inside a prison

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

WIRAC Reaches Major Settlement on Behalf of Asylum-Seeking Family

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) at Yale Law School announced the settlement of one of the first cases in the nation to seek damages against the Department of Homeland Security for their practice of family detention.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Immigrant Rights Clinic Secures Deferred Action for Client Who Spent 19 Months in Sanctuary

Sujitno Sajuti, a client of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, departed the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden, Connecticut on May 31, 2019, ending 19 months in sanctuary for the 70-year-old immigrant.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Reproductive Rights Clinic Wins Injunction for Baltimore Family Planning Providers

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Trump administration’s regulations restricting contraceptive services under the federal Title X program, ruling on a suit brought by the city of Baltimore with assistance from the Yale Law School’s Reproductive Rights and Justice Project.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Yale Law School Commencement 2019

Yale Law School’s 2019 Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Clinic Asks U.N. Special Rapporteur to Declare CT Department of Correction “Tortures”

Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic filed an allegation letter to the United Nations documenting the use of solitary confinement and other abusive practices by the Connecticut Department of Correction, arguing that such practices constitute torture under international law.