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.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

CT Government AI Use Is Extensive, Raising Equity and Privacy Concerns. Here’s What a Proposed Bill Would Do.

Danny Haidar ’24 discusses what the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic found while studying artificial intelligence used by Connecticut state government.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Clinic Campaigns to Improve Equity in Access to Fertility Care in Connecticut

Law students in the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project clinic have worked to advocate for legislation that would make Connecticut the first state in the nation to provide access to fertility care through its Medicaid program.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Benefits Denied: Older Black Veterans Battle for GI Education and Housing Compensation, Disability Payments

A report about the history of Black veterans being denied veterans benefits and efforts to address the issue includes the story of Conley Monk Jr., who is represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Antitrust Group, Economists Back DOJ, AGs Against Google

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law David Dinielli comments on amicus briefs supporting antitrust enforcement actions against Google. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic’s Tech Accountability & Competition Project filed the briefs on behalf of a group of behavioral economists.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Protecting Veterans

At the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, students focus on marginalized veteran populations and think strategically with them about how best to address their legal problems.

Friday, February 17, 2023

A Right to Be Heard: A Letter to a Journalist Helped Set a Prisoner Free, Sparking a Project That Has Benefited Many Inmates

Emily Bazelon ’00, Law and Racial Justice Center Executive Director Kayla Vinson, and Johnathan Terry ’23 discuss the Prison Letters Project.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Yale Law School Expands Full-Tuition Scholarships for Students

Yale Law School announced today that it will expand its groundbreaking Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program, ensuring that more students with significant financial need will be able to attend the law school tuition-free.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

MFIA Challenges West Point and Its Sports Association for Flouting Transparency Laws

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is suing West Point and the nonprofit entity that runs its athletics programs on behalf of a sports journalist for failing to disclose records about lucrative contracts and licensing agreements under the Freedom of Information Act.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Force Multiplier

Collaborations between faculty and students on academic papers enhance the process — and the scholarship.