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, December 12, 2011

Valarie Kaur ’12 appears on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show

Valarie talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about anti-Muslim bigotry post-9/11.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yale Law School Teams Advance to Finals in World Human Rights Moot Court and Copenhagen Competition

Teams from Yale Law School recently advanced to the finals of the World Human Rights Moot Court Competition and the Copenhagen Competition.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Estella Cisneros ’12, Dror Ladin ’10 Awarded 2012 Skadden Public Interest Fellowship

Yale Law School student Estella Cisneros ’12 and alum Dror Ladin ’10 have been named 2012 Skadden Public Interest Fellows.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lewis Bollard ’13 and Jonathan Siegel ’13 Win Top Prize in Moot Court Finals

Lewis Bollard ’13 and Jonathan Siegel ’13 won the top prize in the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize Finals of the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals on Dec. 5.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yale Law Once Again Tops Harvard in Court Classic; Raises $8K for Public Interest

Yale Law School beat Harvard Law in the eighth annual Court Classic, raising $8,000 for the public interest.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ronan Farrow ’09 Named 2012 Rhodes Scholar

Ronan Farrow, a human rights activist and 2009 graduate of Yale Law School, has been named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Navajo Nation Supreme Court Comes to YLS

On November 14, 2011, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court held a sitting at the YLS auditorium! The justices were Chief Justice Herb Yaffee, Associate Justice Eleanor Shirley, and, by special designation, Justice Wilson Yellowhair. The case, Navajo Nation v. RJN Construction Mgmt., Inc., Robert J. Nelson, and The Home for Women and Children, focused on one of the most nuanced and contentious issues American Indian governments face: the ownership of Indian land held in trust by the federal government.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Moot Court Finals December 5 Will Consider Whether FCC Indecency Standards are Constitutional

The constitutionality of the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency standards will be considered at the Morris Tyler Moot Court finals on Dec. 5.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

YLS Students Paul Linden-Retek ’12, Shayak Sarkar ’13, and Vivek Ramaswamy ’13 Named Soros New American Fellows

YLS students Paul Linden-Retek ’12, Shayak Sarkar ’13, and Vivek Ramaswamy ’13 have been named Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellows for 2011.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sarah Chervinsky ’11 is Top Gun in Trial Advocacy

Sarah Chervinsky ’11 won the National Top Gun Mock Trial Competition June 5 at Baylor Law School.