Yale Law School Events

Week of February 25, 2018

February 21 Wednesday

OPT Workshop for Graduating International Students with Mihwa Lee, Senior Advisor, OISS

  • 3:10PM to 4:30PM
  • Room 127

If you are graduating and wish to remain in the U.S. after graduation to work in the legal field, it is time to think about your OPT application.  The session will cover OPT rules that you need to be aware including international travel issues, and how to make an OPT application including processing time at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).   All the important information will help you plan and organize your time in the U.S. after your degree completion.   Please make every effort to attend the session if you wish to apply for OPT.

View Details

February 22 Thursday

Litigating the Opioid Crisis: Tribal Sovereignty and American Pharmaceuticals

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Room 127

Tribal Sovereignty and American Drugs: Between Tribal Nations and Pharmaceutical Companies


Chrissi Ross Nimmo, Deputy Attorney General for Cherokee Nation

Jan Hoffman, Reporter for the New York Times

Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law and Founding Director, Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School

Non-Pizza lunch will be provided.

View Details

February 22 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Jonathan Horowitz, "Human Rights in the Context of Counterterrorism: Practical and Legal Challenges for Human Rights"

  • 12:10PM to 1:45PM
  • Room 128

Jonathan Horowitz is a senior legal officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. He focuses on issues of human rights, national security and counterterrorism, and the law of armed conflict. Prior to joining the Justice Initiative, Horowitz worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul where he advised the embassy on detention policies. Previously, he was an Open Society Foundations grantee documenting detainee and night-raid abuses in Afghanistan.

View Details

February 22 Thursday

A Free Lunch Event

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Room 128

Last fall, New York City expanded its free lunch program to include every student in the public school system—some 1.1 million children. Barbara Turk, the New York City Director of Food Policy, will discuss the design, funding, and implementation of the program. Ms. Turk will also present on how accessible school lunches fits into the food system needs of the City. Sponsored by the Yale Food Law Society, the Project for Law and Education at Yale, and the Yale Law Urbanists. Lunch will be served.

View Details

February 22 Thursday

Reflections on the Glass Ceiling: Tina Tchen

  • 1:10PM to 2:00PM
  • Room 129

During her eight years at the White House, Tchen not only served as FLOTUS chief of staff, but also as special assistant to President Barack Obama and executive director of the Council on Women Girls, where led the first-ever White house Summit on Working Families and the United State of Women Summit. She has consistently been a powerful advocate for gender equality, currently actively involved with Time's Up by spearheading the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. In addition, she currently heads Buckley Sandler's Chicago office.

View Details

February 22 Thursday

Cheng Li, Political Economy of the Xi Jinping Era: Paradoxical Trends in China and Premature Conclusions in the West

  • 4:10PM to 5:45PM
  • Faculty Lounge

Political Economy of the Xi Jinping Era: Paradoxical Trends in China and Premature Conclusions in the West, talk by Cheng Li, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings.  He is also a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. A leading analyst of Chinese elite politics, Cheng Li focuses on the transformation of political leaders, generational change and technological development in China.

View Details

February 22 Thursday

Meet the Dean Reception for Miami Alumni

  • 6:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Home of John '75 and Sybil Barkett, Miami, FL

YLS alumni can register online for this event at:

Yale Law School will hold a reception for Miami alumni and their guests


Meet the New Dean

Heather K. Gerken
Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6-8 PM
Reception with wine, beer, and hors d'ouevres

At the home of John '75 and Sybil Barkett
Miami, FL

View Details

February 23 Friday

Law and Policy: Rethinking Landmark Supreme Court Decisions

  • 12:00PM to 6:30PM
  • 127 Wall Street

On the 35th anniversary of the Yale Law & Policy Review, in conjunction with the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic, we are hosting a one-day conference on landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

View Details

February 23 Friday

Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law

Lydia Nussbaum, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law,
“Trial and Error: Legislating ADR for Medical Malpractice Reform”

Quinnipiac University School of Law
SLE Room 221 - Library
370 Bassett Road, North Haven

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Sue Ann Ney at [email protected] by Friday, February 16

View Details

February 26 Monday
  • 2 of 2