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Thursday, November 21, 2013


Veterans Clinic Client to Sue Army Over False "Adjustment Disorder" Diagnosis, Denial of Retirement Benefits

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, U.S. Army National Guard veteran William Cowles is challenging the illegal denial of his application for medical retirement and asserts that the Army hastily discharged him based on an erroneous diagnosis of adjustment disorder when he should have been medically retired for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Veterans Clinic Client Sues Army Over False “Adjustment Disorder” Diagnosis, Denial of Retirement Benefits

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, U.S. Army National Guard veteran William Cowles is challenging the illegal denial of his application for medical retirement and asserts that the Army hastily discharged him based on an erroneous diagnosis of adjustment disorder when he should have been medically retired for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Friday, November 15, 2013


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation – A Book by Professor Paul W. Kahn ’80

Paul W. Kahn ’80, Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, assesses the need for a new direction in philosophical inquiry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Professor Reva Siegel Elected Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History

The Society’s Honorary Fellowship recognizes distinguished historians whose scholarship has shaped the broad discipline of legal history and influenced the work of others. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Veterans Legal Services Clinic Files Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of Deported U.S. Veteran

Students from the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a lawsuit on behalf of a recently deported U.S. Army veteran battling to return home to his family.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Professor Richard H. Pildes to Deliver Elliot Lecture on the Decline of American Government

Professor Richard H. Pildes will deliver the 2012-13 Ralph Gregory Elliot Lecture on Nov. 18, 2013. The lecture is titled "Romanticizing Democracy and the Decline of American Government."

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Professors Judith Resnik, Dennis Curtis ’66 to Receive 2014 Biennial Book Award from the Order of the Coif

Professors Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis ’66 have been selected as winners for the Order of the Coif Book Award for their work, Representing Justice.

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