This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students – honors, awards, student events, media mentions, 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, October 11, 2018

Immigrant Rights Clinic Observes Client’s One Year in Sanctuary

Students from the Immigrant Rights Clinic marked one year since their client entered sanctuary in Meriden to avoid deportation.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

New CT Law Extends State and Local Benefits to Previously Ineligible Veterans

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced a new law extending a broad range of state and municipal benefits to previously ineligible veterans.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Solomon Center Hosts March For Our Lives Student Activists

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy kicked off the academic year on September 6 with an event on gun reform and student activism featuring students from March For Our Lives.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Four Yale Law Students Named as 2018–2019 Kerry Fellows

The fellows 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.

Friday, August 31, 2018

WIRAC Family Separation Lawsuit Settles in Court

This week, the federal government granted temporary legal immigration status to two children who had been forcibly taken from their parents under the Trump Administration’s family separation policy.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Senator Blumenthal ’73 Introduces Bill for Veterans Affected by 1966 Nuclear Disaster

Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 announced on August 29, 2018, the introduction of the Palomares Veterans Act of 2018, a bill to ensure that U.S. veterans exposed to plutonium in the 1966 Palomares disaster finally receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits.

Friday, August 24, 2018

In “Historic” Decision, Veterans Court Will Allow Class Actions

In a decision Chief Judge Robert Davis described as “seismic,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, acting en banc, yesterday issued an opinion unanimously holding that veterans may bring class actions against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Monday, August 20, 2018

Dean Gerken Welcomes Class of 2021

Dean Heather Gerken welcomed the Class of 2021 during convocation ceremonies on August 20, 2018. Of the 204 members of the Class of 2021, 46 percent are students of color, 27 percent are first generation professionals, and nine percent are the first in their family to go to college.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

SFALP Sanctuary City Ruling Upheld by Ninth Circuit

In a significant victory for Yale Law clinic students and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling invalidating the Trump administration’s efforts to defund sanctuary cities.

Monday, July 23, 2018

WIRAC Mobilizes to Reunite Families

When students and faculty from WIRAC realized two children had been separated from their parents at the southern border and shipped thousands of miles away to Connecticut, they immediately jumped into action.