Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Caroline D. Krass ’93 Speaks at YLS

The Center for Global Legal Challenges hosted Caroline D. Krass (YLS ’93), General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), for a series of discussions with students and faculty on October 7, 2015.  Ms. Krass provided insight into pressing international and national security legal questions, as well as general perspectives from her sterling career as a government lawyer.

Ms. Krass currently serves as the General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.  Her career in government spans roles at the Departments of State and Treasury, the National Security Council, and the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.  Ms. Krass graduated from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and clerked for the Honorable Judge Patricia Ward on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. 

Ms. Krass's visit to the Center for Global Legal Challenges began with a conversation with students co-sponsored by the National Security Group and Yale Law Women, and moderated by Oona Hathaway, the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges.  The discussion covered a range of national security law and foreign relations matters, as well as differences across the national security agencies and the role of women in the practice of national security law.  Ms. Krass also attended Professor Hathaway’s seminar on Foreign Affairs and International Law and joined students from the Center for Global Legal Challenges, National Security Group, and Yale Law Women for a wide-ranging small group conversation.