This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students –  including clinic cases, honors, awards, student events, media mentions, books published, fellowships received, and community service.  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. Student prizes are awarded annually.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CT Families Sue Officials for Forcible Family Separation at U.S.-Mexico Border

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School is suing the federal government and four former government officials on behalf of two families in which parents and children were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Civil Rights Group Sues Woodbridge for Allegedly Violating Housing Laws

Mira Netsky ’23 comments on a lawsuit civil rights attorneys and housing advocates are bringing against the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is part of the legal team.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

MFIA Case Against State Department FOIA Violations Moves Forward

In a case brought by the Media Freedom and Information Access clinic, a court denied a motion to dismiss a claim that the State Department's delayed responses to Freedom of Information Act requests form a pattern.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Law Clinics Win Battle Over 2016 FOIA Amendment's Meaning

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law David A. Schulz ’78 discusses a case brought by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic in which a court ruled that the FDA cannot withhold commercial information from the public soley because a company considers it confidential.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Court Sides with Clinics on Freedom of Information Act Exemptions

A court agreed with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic that the FDA cannot withhold information about a drug’s approval solely because the drugmaker considers it confidential. An exemption to the law is not meant to protect confidentiality for the sake of confidentiality, the court ruled.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Yale Students See Work On Opioid Case As Broadly Important

Layla Malamut ’23 and Laila Robbins ’24 discuss the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project’s win in a major opioid case against Walgreens.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

YLS Welcomes a Remarkable New Class to New Haven

Dean Heather K. Gerken, speaking at convocation, encouraged students to get to know one another and take advantage of Yale Law School’s vast opportunities and rich academic community.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Yale Law Students Help San Francisco Secure Landmark Opioid Ruling Against Walgreens 

A federal court ruled that Walgreens can be held responsible for its role in San Francisco’s opioid crisis — a win for the city and the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, which worked on the case with the City Attorney’s Office.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Report Shows Warring Parties Fail to Provide Reparations to Civilians in Yemen 

A new report by Mwatana for Human Rights and the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School finds that warring parties have failed to provide reparations to civilian victims of their international-law violations in Yemen.