In the Press
Friday, February 21, 2020The Coming Constitutional Crisis Over Iran — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 The American Prospect
Thursday, February 13, 2020The Trump era is a golden age of conspiracy theories – on the right and left — A Commentary by Nicolas Guilhot and Samuel Moyn The Guardian
Thursday, February 13, 2020America’s Hopelessly Anemic Response to One of the Largest Personal-Data Breaches Ever — A Commentary by Robert Williams The Atlantic
Wednesday, February 12, 2020For Many Who Cleaned Up a Nuclear Mess, a Key Ruling Comes Too Late The New York Times
Monday, December 8, 2008
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’73 Nominated for U.S. Secretary of State
President-elect Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Senator and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton ’73 to serve as America’s 67th secretary of state, succeeding Condoleezza Rice. Clinton’s nomination follows her closely contested race with Obama for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. She has served as U.S. Senator for New York since 2001, following eight years as U.S. first lady during the presidency of her husband, Bill Clinton ’73. She previously served as partner in the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Clinton will assume her duties in January. She will be the first Yale Law School graduate to serve as secretary of state since Cyrus Vance ’42, who served under President Carter in the late 1970s.
“Senator Clinton has deep foreign policy understanding, universal name recognition, and a profound commitment to restoring the United States’ reputation in the world for respect for human rights and the rule of law. It is most fitting that she will be the first Yale Law School graduate to serve as Secretary of State since Cyrus Vance,” said Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh.
Yale Law School is a nonpartisan institution. While individual faculty members may make comments regarding a particular candidate, the Law School neither endorses nor opposes candidates for office.