This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students – honors, awards, student events, media mentions, op-ed pieces published, 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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Reproductive Rights Clinic Joins Lawsuit Over Birth Control Access

The Reproductive Rights and Justice Project has joined a lawsuit defending women's equal access to coverage of contraceptives.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Ethics Bureau Advocates for New Trial in Death Row Case

A death row inmate appealing his conviction will have his case reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, a major development that comes after years of advocacy from the Ethics Bureau at Yale.

Monday, October 9, 2017


Four Yale Law School Students Named as 2017–2018 Kerry Fellows

Four Yale Law School students are among the 12 inaugural Kerry Fellows who 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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Ethics Bureau Instrumental in SCOTUS Reversal of Capital Murder Case

After a long legal fight, the U.S. Supreme Court summarily vacated a constitutional decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court, handing former death row inmate Roger Lacaze a major victory in his quest for a new trial.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Rule of Law Clinic Sues Commerce Department Over Census Records

Students from the Rule of Law Clinic filed a federal lawsuit to compel the Commerce Department to produce records it has unlawfully withheld about preparations for the 2020 Census.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Veterans Sickened by Plutonium Sue Pentagon for Records

Veterans Legal Services Clinic is representing clients in a lawsuit that seeks to obtain records related to U.S. airmen’s exposure to ionizing radiation.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Criminal Justice Clinic Releases Report on Parole Reform

A new report highlights opportunities for the State of Connecticut to reduce the high rate of incarceration attributable to its parole revocation process.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


YLS Clinic Defends Right to an Education Before CT Supreme Court

Students and faculty from the Education Adequacy Project (EAP) appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court to defend the clinic’s historic 2016 trial court victory in CCJEF v. Rell.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


MFIA Clinic Seeks to Unseal Source Code of Forensic Statistical Tool

The Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic filed a motion on behalf of news organization ProPublica seeking to unseal the source code of the Forensic Statistical Tool.

Friday, September 22, 2017


SFALP Case Sues Top Fossil Fuel Producers Over Climate Change Costs

The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) at Yale Law School is taking the world’s largest oil and gas companies to court.

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