Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Celebrating the Teaching and Advocacy of Jean Koh Peters

Faculty, students, and friends of Professor Jean Koh Peters gathered for a special conference honoring her work and scholarship on November 2, 2018. Peters, the Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, is retiring in the summer of 2019 after 30 years at Yale Law School and 36 years in the legal profession. Peters is an expert in children, families, and the law, as well as asylum law.

“When Jean leaves us, we will lose an incredible colleague; a beloved professor; a profound scholar; a relentless advocate, a treasured mentor, and a dear friend,” said Dean Heather Gerken during a toast at the event.

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh also toasted his sister during the event, describing their lives growing up, attending Harvard Law School together, and how grateful he was to have the opportunity to work with her at Yale. 

“I cannot tell you how much it has meant to me to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience, with someone I love as much as Jeannie, sitting in chairs next to each other, just as we first sat so many years ago, thinking about how to live our lives as lawyers,” said Koh.