Tuesday, January 3, 2006
An informal group of Yale Law School students and alumni declare their support for the confirmation of Judge Samuel A. Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court in an ad that will run in Wednesday's The Hill magazine.
The ad, which has 159 signatures, concludes that Judge Alito "deserves a fair hearing and a prompt vote in favor of his confirmation." (You can read the ad through this link.)
Monday, December 19, 2005
Over the last several weeks, an informal group of Yale Law School students and faculty calling themselves "The Alito Project," reviewed all 415 judicial opinions that Judge Samuel Alito wrote while serving as a Circuit Judge. The report was delivered to all one hundred Senators on Monday, just as many of them are preparing for Judge Alito's nomination hearings scheduled to start on January 9, 2006.
"Our goal was to help Senators and citizens make an informed decision about this nominee," said Professor Owen Fiss, one of the project's participants.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
On Wednesday, October 19, 2005, the 115-year-old The Yale Law Journal launched a companion online publication, The Pocket Part, which will bring the best of the print Journal's content to the web and create an interactive forum for debate and discussion under the banner of the academy's most respected home for legal scholarship. The Pocket Part will feature exclusive op-ed length synopses of articles, written in accessible language, and presented alongside responses from leading practitioners, policymakers, and scholars.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
"Storming the Court is a true story of Yale law students and human rights lawyers, including Dean Harold Koh, who challenged the U.S. government on behalf of Haitian refugees who were fleeing Haiti, fleeing persecution," said Brandt Goldstein '92 at a panel discussion on September 30, 2005, titled "Changing the Law through Clinical Work."
Friday, September 9, 2005
The Yale Law School community has initiated a series of efforts to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Yale Law School has admitted five second and third year law students from the law schools of Tulane University and Loyola University in New Orleans. Tuition will be waived and Yale will cover health insurance for the visiting students from the two schools now closed due to the devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Friday, March 18, 2005
Yale Law School student Patrick Radden Keefe, author of the newly released book Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping, says that there were similarities between trying to research the workings of the National Security Agency, the bureau of the U.S. government that focuses on signals intelligence, and intelligence work itself.