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Thursday, December 20, 2012


New Releases by Professors Amar and Witt Named to Best Books of 2012 Lists

Professor John Witt’s book, Lincoln’s Code, and Professor Akhil Amar’s book, America’s Unwritten Constitution, have been named notable books of 2012 by two top newspapers.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Former Yale Law School Professor Robert H. Bork Dies at 85

Robert H. Bork, a member of the Yale Law School faculty in the 1960s and 1970s, died on Dec. 19, 2012.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Visual Law Project Film on Solitary Confinement Premieres Dec. 11 at Yale Law School

A Visual Law Project documentary on supermax prisons and solitary confinement will premiere at Yale Law School on Dec. 11, 2012.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


YLS Students Perform in Field Fund Recital

On a winter's night in December, Yale Law students warmed the halls of the Sterling Law Building with their musical performances in the Joseph M. Field Fund winter recital.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


MFIA Files Petition Seeking Release of New York City Conduit Maps

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has filed an Article 78 petition in the Supreme Court of New York seeking the release of New York City conduit maps.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Veterans Clinic Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Vietnam Vets with PTSD Denied Honorable Discharges

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Vietnam veterans who were denied honorable discharges due to undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Professor Scott Shapiro ’90 to Discuss The Law of the World in Southmayd Inaugural Lecture

Scott Shapiro ’90 will present his inaugural lecture as the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law on Feb. 25, 2013.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


In the Digital Info Age, How Can Reporters Protect Their Sources? Conference Nov. 29

A conference on “Protecting Journalism: Anonymous and Secure Communications for Reporters and Sources” will be held Nov. 29 at Yale Law School.

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We, as lawyers, can be builders too. We can use our tools to build a society in which every member of the new generation can celebrate her graduation –not only with joy but with well-founded hope for the future.”


Professor Anne L. Alstott

Class of 1987, 2013 Commencement Address