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.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Clinics Celebrate the Expansion of Parole Eligibility for Young People

Students in two Law School clinics advocated for a bill in the Connecticut General Assembly that expands parole eligibility for incarcerated people who committed crimes before they were 21 years old. Collaborative efforts between the clinics and outside organizations resulted in the passage of the bill on June 6.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

MFIA Research Fuels New Connecticut Law Regulating State Use of Algorithms 

A landmark law to regulate use of artificial intelligence by Connecticut state government draws from research by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Fostering Future Changemakers

Law School students in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project teach New Haven Public School students about their constitutional rights, encouraging them to reflect on the law and challenge perceived injustices through critical thinking and oral advocacy.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

51 Students and Graduates Receive Public Interest Fellowships

Yale Law School announced that 51 public interest postgraduate fellowships were awarded for 2023–2024 and 2023–2025.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Clinic Aims to Co-Create New Approach to Environmental Justice

A Law School clinic has partnered with the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Child Study Center to build out a new model of environmental justice practice through work with partners in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Celebrating the Class of 2023 — Advancing the Cause of Justice

Members of the Yale Law School class of 2023 were celebrated during their Commencement ceremonies on May 22.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Alphonse Simon ’24 Helps Launch Nonprofit for Law School Applicants

Alphonse Simon ’24 helped launch Fighting for Fairness, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equity in the law school admissions process.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Biden’s Asylum App Is Basically Unusable — A Commentary by Jennifer Dilker ’25, Dylan Farrell-Bryan ’25, Rosalyn Dietrich Leban ’24, and Gabriela Torres-Lorenzotti ’25

Jennifer Dilker ’25, Dylan Farrell-Bryan ’25, Rosalyn Dietrich Leban ’24, and Gabriela Torres-Lorenzotti ’25 are members of Yale Law School’s Immigrant Justice Project (IJP), which organizes law students in support of immigrant communities in the New Haven area and around the country. Additional IJP members and contributors to this piece include Megan Handau ’25, Audrey Huynh ’25, María Mendoza ’25, and Neha Srinivasan ’25.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Three Students Receive 2023 Susman Godfrey Prize

Yale Law School students Kevin Baisden ’25, Rachel Baker ’24, and Jonathan Epps ’24 have been chosen for the 2023 Susman Godfrey Prize.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Yale Law School Commencement to be Held May 22

Yale Law School will hold Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2023 on May 22, 2023.