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, February 21, 2022

Yale Law School Announces Tuition-Free Scholarships for Highest Need Students

The Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program expands the Law School’s robust financial aid offerings to level the playing field for students with significant financial need.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tackling Human Rights at Home and Across the Globe

An in-depth look at the work of the Orville H. Schell Center for International Human Rights — a hub for human rights activities at Yale Law School and a home for students preparing for human rights careers. Photo courtesy Kelan Lyons/CT Mirror

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Frankie Hedgepeth ’22 Awarded E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship

Frankie Hedgepeth ’22 has been named one of three recipients of the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program. The program provides two years of academic and practical experience in courtroom advocacy.

Monday, December 20, 2021

MFIA Study Calls for Algorithmic Accountability

A new study from the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic surveys the sufficiency of current transparency laws in Connecticut to ensure public accountability when algorithms are used to perform government functions.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Looking Back at a Year of Work with Impact

Throughout the year, the Yale Law School community worked to effect positive change across disciplines and around the country.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Project’s Brief Says Consumer Protection Law Applies to Facebook

The Tech Accountability & Competition (TAC) Project filed its first amicus brief in D.C. Superior Court arguing that a consumer protection law applies to the relationship between Facebook and its users.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Five Yale Law Students Receive Skadden Public Interest Fellowships

The Skadden Fellowship Foundation awarded Nicole Cabanez ’22, Paula Garcia-Salazar ’22, Shariful Khan ’22, Jacquelyn Oesterblad ’22, and Delaram Takyar ’22 two-year fellowships to pursue the practice of public interest law full-time.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Introducing MFIA’s Student Directors for 2021-22

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has two new student directors: Jackson Busch ’22 and Emily Wang ’22.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Clinic Sues Coast Guard Academy for Banning Cadets as Parents

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy over its policy of prohibiting cadets from being parents.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Spreading Joy

Dean Heather K. Gerken launched the Joy Fund at the beginning of the fall term as part of her efforts to build upon the joy of being back together again in person and ease weariness from the pandemic.