Friday, September 16, 2022

Lowenstein Clinic Urges U.N. to Call for Abolition of Life Sentences in U.S.

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic joined more than 20 organizations to sign a statement urging the United Nations to call for the abolition of life imprisonment in the United States.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

SFALP, the Opioid Epidemic, and Public Impact

The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Clinic run by Dean Heather K. Gerken has been at the forefront of one of the largest complex litigations in the nation.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

MFIA Case Against State Department FOIA Violations Moves Forward

In a case brought by the Media Freedom and Information Access clinic, a court denied a motion to dismiss a claim that the State Department's delayed responses to Freedom of Information Act requests form a pattern.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CT Families Sue Officials for Forcible Family Separation at U.S.-Mexico Border

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School is suing the federal government and four former government officials on behalf of two families in which parents and children were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Civil Rights Group Sues Woodbridge for Allegedly Violating Housing Laws

Mira Netsky ’23 comments on a lawsuit civil rights attorneys and housing advocates are bringing against the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is part of the legal team.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Court Sides with Clinics on Freedom of Information Act Exemptions

A court agreed with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic that the FDA cannot withhold information about a drug’s approval solely because the drugmaker considers it confidential. An exemption to the law is not meant to protect confidentiality for the sake of confidentiality, the court ruled.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Yale Students See Work On Opioid Case As Broadly Important

Layla Malamut ’23 and Laila Robbins ’24 discuss the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project’s win in a major opioid case against Walgreens.