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, April 23, 2019

Yale Team Reaches Semifinals of Jessup Moot Court

A team of students from Yale Law School reached the semifinals of the International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C., the world’s largest moot court competition.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WIRAC Helps Write State’s First Guidelines on Pregnant Workers’ Rights

The state of Connecticut issued its first guidelines clarifying the rights of pregnant workers and the obligations of their employers in a paper that students from the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School helped research and draft.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Yale Law’s Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Goes to Nationals

New Haven high school students coached by Yale law students competed at the National Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition at American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Two Students Receive 2019 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Maria Camila Bustos ’21 and Alexander Zhang J.D./Ph.D. have been awarded 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pompeo Flounders on Why Annexation is Good for the Golan but not for Crimea

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International LawOona Hathaway ’97 is quoted in an article about Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ellis Liang ’19 Chosen for FASPE Ethics Fellowship

Ellis Liang ’19 is one of 14 law students and early-career attorneys chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland this spring. The program uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on ethics in the legal profession today.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

NAACP and Rule of Law Clinic File New Challenge to 2020 Census Plans

The Rule of Law Clinic at the Law School helped the NAACP, Prince George’s County, Maryland, and other plaintiffs file new claims challenging parts of the U.S. Census Bureau’s final plan for conducting the 2020 Census.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

MFIA and CRIT Fight for Transparency to Protect Public Health and Safety

On March 25, 2019, the Yale Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) and leading nonprofit consumer advocacy groups Public Citizen and the Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a joint amicus brief at the Supreme Court with the assistance of students and supervising attorneys in Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA).

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Drug Treatment for Inmates Could Save Lives

Sam Marullo ’20, a student fellow with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, is quoted in an article about a bill that would give opioid-addicted inmates in Connecticut access to medication-assisted treatment and counseling.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Schell Center Announces 2019–2020 Postgraduate Fellows

The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights announced its postgraduate fellows for the 2019–20 academic year. Taylor Burgess LL.M. ’19, Britta Redwood ’17, and Andrew Udelsman ’16 will be Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellows. Sebastian Bates LL.M. ’19, Nikila Kaushik LL.M. ’19, Mariana Olaizola ’19, and Mara Revkin ’16 will be Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellows.