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.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Five Current and Two Incoming YLS Students Named 2007 Soros Fellows

Five current Yale Law School students and two enrolling in the fall have received Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellowships for 2007. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Yale Law Women Host “Legally Female” Conference; Dean Koh Gives Opening Remarks

Yale Law Women will introduce a new online community for women in the legal profession at a conference March 31 at Yale Law School titled “Legally Female: What Does It Mean to Be Ms. JD?”

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Blame the Court--An Article by Josh Chafetz '07

by Josh Chafetz ‘07

This article was originally published at The New Republic Online on May 31, 2006

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Informal Student-Alumni Group Supports Judge Alito

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

Informal Faculty-Student Group Reviews Opinions of Judge Alito

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

The Yale Law Journal Unveils Innovative Online Publication, The Pocket Part

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

"Changing the Law through Clinical Work"--Discussion of Storming the Court

"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

Update: Response to Crisis in New Orleans

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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

New Students Enter Yale Law School

Friday, March 18, 2005

Patrick Keefe '05 Investigates SigInt in Chatter

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.