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.

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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Reproductive Rights Clinic Joins Lawsuit Over Birth Control Access

The Reproductive Rights and Justice Project has joined a lawsuit defending women's equal access to coverage of contraceptives.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ethics Bureau Advocates for New Trial in Death Row Case

A death row inmate appealing his conviction will have his case reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, a major development that comes after years of advocacy from the Ethics Bureau at Yale.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Four Yale Law School Students Named as 2017–2018 Kerry Fellows

Four Yale Law School students are among the 12 inaugural Kerry Fellows who will be working with former Secretary of State John Kerry on leading-edge research and high-profile publications for a global audience, as part of Yale University’s Kerry Initiative.