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.

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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

'Stark' Yale Law Study Findings Help Drive Parole Reform

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic Fiona Doherty ’99 and Theo Torres ’18 are quoted in an article about a report by the clinic on the parole revocation process in Connecticut.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ethics Bureau Testimony Helps Free Man After 23 Years

Testimony provided by the Ethics Bureau at Yale Law School led to a man charged with double murder being freed and released from custody after 23 years.

Monday, October 23, 2017

MFIA Clinic Sues DHS Over Secret Service Records

On October 23, 2017, Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking Secret Service records cataloguing visitors to candidate Donald Trump and campaign advisors during the 2016 election.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Expand Connecticut Prison Opioid Programs, Save Lives—A Commentary by Sam Marullo

Sam Marullo is a first-year student at Yale Law School.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

YLS Students & Faculty Oppose Proposed Surveillance of Immigrant Social Media Information

On October 18, 2017, 111 Yale Law students and faculty submitted a public comment to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing the agency's potential overreach of its surveillance powers.

Friday, October 20, 2017

YLS Center Submits Amicus Brief in Guantanamo Case

Professor Hathaway and the Center for Global Legal Challenges submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Guantanamo case.

Friday, October 20, 2017

MFIA Wins Victory in Crime Lab’s Software Case

Three weeks ago, Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) filed a motion on behalf of the news organization ProPublica in the Southern District of New York. Earlier this week, Judge Valerie Caproni issued that the source code for analyzing DNA samples would be released.