Yale Law School Events

Week of September 25, 2017

September 25 Monday

YLJ Practical Scholarship Workshop

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 129

Hear from students who have published practical scholarship about the elements of a publishable piece based on, or inspired by, legal practice. This event is sponsored by the Yale Law Journal.

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September 25 Monday

YLBS: David Thorne

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 109

David Thorne is an American businessman and diplomat, with decades of experience in the private sector and federal government. He served as the US Ambassador to Italy and San Marino for four years under President Obama. He co-founded Adviser Investments, one of the nation's top firms specializing in Vanguard and Fidelity mutual funds. He has been both an investor and entrepreneur in publishing, marketing consulting, real estate, financial services and other industries. Recently, he sold his publishing business to Martha Stewart Omnimedia.

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September 25 Monday

New Haven Forward: Developing for the Twenty First Century

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 121

New Haven has boomed recently, and more development is expected in coming years. What vision underlies this growth, and how does it fit into the region? New Haven's Economic Development Administrator Matthew Nemerson (SOM - MPPM 81) will discuss his vision for the city and his office's role in promoting that vision. Topics will include building projects, regional transit, town and regional housing policy in Connecticut, gentrification, and the effect of geography on regional job opportunities. Lunch will be served.

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September 25 Monday

Opportunities and Threats in the Use of Technology in Criminal Justice

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 128

Join Kevin Keenan, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel of the Vera Institute, for a talk centered on the advantages and drawbacks of increasing uses of technology in the criminal justice system. Criminal justice system actors—both practitioners and reformers—increasingly look to technology to increase public safety, improve failing systems, and better help individuals and families affected by our justice policies and system.

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September 25 Monday

How Should I Live My Life as a Lawyer

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • YLS Room 127

Professor Koh shares his best advice about how to approach your choices in law school and your legal career.

This session is part of Orientation 2.0 and open to the YLS Community

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September 25 Monday

Better Than Rage Against the Machine: Saving Privacy in One Hell of a Dangerous World, Eben Moglen '85

  • 2:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Room 127

Privacy is about environment, not transaction and consent.  To the world’s owners, we hear now, data is the new petroleum.  Privacy destruction is thus global warming on Internet time.  Free software and free culture came into existence in the 20th century because people foresaw the threat to human freedom from networked computers collecting behavior, even as the NSA was inventing the mathematics of data-mining.  This talk attempts to provide a historical view: from the primordial slime to the current mess, as a great Yale historian used to say.  It will illustrate how, by thinking globally

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September 25 Monday

Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice by Dr. Kumi Naidoo

  • 4:30PM to 6:00PM
  • SLB, Room 127

Dr. Kumi Naidoo, a global justice advocate, practitioner, and climate change leader, will deliver the 2017 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School on Monday, September 25, at 4:30 pm in Room 127. His lecture is titled “The United States: Friend or Foe of Global Justice?”

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September 25 Monday
September 26 Tuesday

Beyond Snowden: Mass Surveillance in the Shadow of Trump, a book talk with Timothy Edgar

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Room 121

The book is available at the Yale Bookstore if you would like to get it signed after the talk.

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September 26 Tuesday

“How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers” by Nancy Liao '05

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Room 128

Are you interested in corporate law? Might you be interested in business? Do you wonder how to gain the skills to help you be successful at both? Then this presentation by Nancy Liao '05, Executive Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, may be for you!

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