Friday, November 11, 2011

Photos, Videos of Alumni Weekend 2011 Now Online

Some 900 Yale Law School alumni, faculty, students, and friends gathered Nov. 4-6 at Yale Law School for Alumni Weekend 2011: Human Rights in a Turbulent World.

Panel discussions held throughout the weekend included such topics as the challenges to freedom of expression posed by hate speech and social networks; the responsibility of journalists and NGOs reporting on human rights; and the tension between national security and human rights. In a panel discussion Friday afternoon, current Yale Law School students discussed the human rights work they are doing through various fellowships and clinics. And on Saturday afternoon, former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh, now legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, spoke to a packed auditorium on “International Law and U.S. Foreign Policy: The View from Foggy Bottom.”

Other highlights included Friday night’s All Alumni reception and dinner; the enormously popular Breakfast Connections on Saturday morning, which matches alums and students with similar interests and allows them to connect and share ideas over a meal; and the presentation Saturday afternoon of the Yale Law School Award of Merit to Judge Luzius Wildhaber ’65 LLM, ’68 JSD, former president of the European Court of Human Rights. (READ JUDGE WILDHABER'S THANK-YOU REMARKS HERE.)

Photos of these and many other Alumni Weekend 2011 activities, as well as videos of the panel discussions, are available on the Alumni Weekend website. And mark your calendars now for Alumni Weekend 2012, scheduled for Oct. 19-21, 2012.