This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students – honors, awards, student events, media mentions, op-ed pieces published, 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, November 16, 2017

Report Details Effects of Haiti’s Agricultural Development Plans

A paper submitted on November 15, 2017, to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food analyzes the harm that large-scale development projects, particularly in agriculture, cause for the food security of Haiti’s rural population.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rule of Law Clinic Files Brief in Foreign Emoluments Case

The Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of 22 former national security officials in support of more than 200 members of Congress, who have filed a lawsuit against President Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rule of Law Clinic Files Amicus Brief in Transgender Service Member Ban Case

On October 27, 2017, the Rule of Law Clinic filed an amicus brief on behalf of 46 retired military officers and former national security officials as part of the ongoing Stone v. Trump litigation involving the transgender service member ban.

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Call to Serve

Bonded by shared experiences and love of country, Yale Law veterans bring global perspectives and leadership skills to New Haven.

Friday, November 10, 2017

MFIA Clinic Wins Key Victory for Public Access to FISC Court

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that the MFIA Clinic and ACLU may press forward with a case seeking greater transparency of the court's secret decisions.

Aksjon mot oljeboring i Arktis” (“Action Against Oil Drilling in the Arctic”) by Anna Olerud/Natur og Ungdom is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Clinic Brief Urges Norwegian Court to Affirm Rights of Future Generations

A brief filed on October 31, 2017, in the Oslo District Court argued that new licenses for oil drilling in the Arctic issued by the government of Norway in June 2016 are inconsistent with the country’s obligations under international law.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

WIRAC Receives Public Service Award

WIRAC received a public service award in recognition of its work on immigration law.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Veteran with PTSD Sues Army, Receives Honorable Discharge

A client of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic received an honorable discharge eight months after filing a lawsuit against the Army.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Former CT National Guard soldier wins fight to upgrade discharge

Jordan Goldberg ’19 is quoted, and YLS professor Michael Wishnie ’93, clinical lecturer Aaron Wenzloff, Catherine McCarthy ’19, Jonathan Petkun ’19, Giovanni Sanchez ’19 and Helen White ’18 are mentioned in an article about a former National Guard soldier who won her case to upgrade her discharge status. The soldier was represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Yale Law Clinic and Communities Call for Action on Environmental Injustice

On October 23, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA36) introduced the Environmental Justice Act of 2017. The Environmental Justice Clinic at Yale Law School has been involved in the case.