Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A Message from Dean Gerken on Faculty Misconduct

To Members of the Yale Law School Community,

I write to address the press reports today regarding faculty misconduct.

While we cannot comment on the existence of investigations or complaints, the Law School and the University thoroughly investigate all complaints regarding violations of University rules and the University adjudicates them whenever it is appropriate to do so.

The Law School has a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which all of our students can live and learn in a community of mutual respect. As Dean, I take this responsibility extraordinarily seriously.

I strongly encourage any members of our community who have been affected by misconduct to take advantage of Yale University’s resources for reporting incidents and receiving support, which are listed here. You should also reach out to Associate Dean Ellen Cosgrove.
Dean Heather K. Gerken