Yale Law School Events

Week of September 26, 2017

September 26 Tuesday

YLR Presents: The Pink Pistols

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 120

The Pink Pistols are an organization dedicated to the legal, safe, and responsible use of firearms by members of the sexual-minority community. With chapters nationwide, the Pink Pistols train their members how to lawfully defend themselves while advocating for the preservation of their individual self-defense rights.

Aaron Grossman, a certified firearms safety instructor and director of the Pink Pistols’ Boston chapter, will be at YLS for a conversation on the organization's mission and purpose. YLS's very own Prof. Bill Eskridge will provide some commentary.

View Details

September 26 Tuesday

Domestic Violence and Battered-Woman Defense in China and the United States

  • 4:10PM to 5:30PM
  • Room 121

LI Ying is a leading women’s rights advocate and public interest lawyer in China. She is at the forefront of representing victims of domestic violence who killed their abusers in China’s latest battered-woman defense cases.

Justice Denis Boyle of the Bronx Supreme Court, Criminal Term is a seasoned jurist specializing in felony cases involving domestic violence.

Join us for a fascinating conversation on the emergence of battered-woman defense in China, and a comparative look at its legal development in U.S. criminal trials.

View Details

September 26 Tuesday

Arab Winter: The End of Empire and the New Middle East – Whose Fault is the Islamic State?

  • 4:15PM to 5:15PM
  • Faculty Lounge

The second in a series of three lectures by Noah Feldman ’97, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard, on forms Islamic constitutionalism might take will focus on the Muslim Brotherhood. The third lecture will take place at the same time on Wednesday, September 27.

View Details

September 26 Tuesday

Third IRAP Training

  • 6:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Room 128

Third (and last!) IRAP training. Mandatory for all who wish to join IRAP during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Dinner will be served.

View Details

September 26 Tuesday

Book Talk: The Internationalist by Oona Hathaway '97 and Scott Shapiro '90

  • 6:10PM to 7:00PM
  • Yale Book Store - Lower Level

A discussion with Oona A. Hathaway ’97 and Scott J. Shapiro ’90 on their latest book, The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World.
A discussion with a bold and provocative history of the men who fought to outlaw war and how an often overlooked treaty signed in 1928 was among the most transformative events in modern history.

View Details

September 27 Wednesday

Mentor in Residence: Alaska Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger

  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Room 171

Justice Bolger will meet with students to discuss opportunities in the Alaska courts.

View Details

September 27 Wednesday

Debating Law & Religion: "Religion, Arbitration, and the State"

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 127

Join the Debating Law & Religion Series for its first event of the year. Professor Michael Helfand of the School of Law at Pepperdine University and Professor Judith Resnik of Yale Law School will discuss "Religion, Arbitration, and the State." This conversation builds on their respective pieces on arbitration published in Volume 124 of the Yale Law Journal.

Lunch will be served.

View Details

September 27 Wednesday

Whose Streets? Reclaiming New Haven's Right of Way

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 124

To alter traffic policies to make streets more pedestrian- and bike-friendly, cities must first establish the authority to modify local roads. Doug Hausladen, New Haven's Director of Transportation, Traffic, & Parking, will discuss the city's approach to jurisdictional disputes with Connecticut and compliance with federal regulations. Mr. Hausladen will also discuss the changes to New Haven's mobility system that are at stake in these interactions. Co-sponsored by the Yale Environmental Law Association. Lunch will be served.

View Details

September 27 Wednesday

Rights Lawyering in a Besieged Republic: Constitutional Challenges in India Today. A Conversation with Anand Grover.

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • Room 128

Anand Grover is a senior advocate in the Indian courts, known for his path-breaking work on human rights, sexuality, and access to medicines.

View Details

September 27 Wednesday

Introduction to Law and Economics for Non-Economists

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • YLS Room 129

Join Prof. Yair Listokin for Introduction to Law and Economics

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

View Details

  • 2 of 4