Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Graduate Programs Works-in-Progress Symposium March 28-29

The Graduate Programs at Yale Law School will hold its second annual Works-in-Progress Symposium, titled “Next Generation Legal Scholarship,” on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29. The entire Yale community is welcome to attend. The symposium will feature papers by current Yale Law School graduate students, critiqued by members of the Law School faculty.

“Every year, the symposium offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase the wide-ranging scholarship of Yale Law School graduate students, many of whom already have held faculty positions here and abroad,” said symposium organizer Neysun Mahboubi, research fellow and tutor-in-law at Yale Law School. “This year, we are particularly grateful for the generous participation of so many Law School professors and a few distinguished faculty from other institutions, which helps to underscore the Graduate Programs’ distinctive commitment to fostering first-rate academic careers.”

Click here for the complete symposium schedule, including the titles and authors of the papers to be presented. Papers are available to members of the Yale Law School community on Blackboard at the Graduate Program Symposium site. Please contact for access.

As part of the program, a roundtable discussion on the subject of “The Past, Present, and Future of Legal Scholarship,” co-sponsored with the Program on Law Teaching, will be held in Room 129 on Friday, March 28, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Participating are Professor Robert Gordon, the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School; Professor Brian Tamanaha, the Chief Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law; and Professor Mark Tushnet ’71, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Lunch will be served. Please pre-register for this panel by contacting
The Graduate Programs at Yale Law School offers Master of Laws (LL.M.), Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) and Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) degrees. Students enjoy small class sizes, close faculty mentorship, and the camaraderie of many international students from more than 20 countries. The Works-in-Progress Symposium is made possible through the support of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School.