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Friday, December 19, 2014


Professor Meares Named to Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Tracey L. Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School, has been named to a Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing aimed at strengthening community policing and trust among law enforcement and the communities they serve. 

Friday, December 12, 2014


Three Yale Law School Alums, One Student Receive 2015 Skadden Fellowships

Four of the 2015 Skadden Public Interest Fellowships have been awarded to Yale Law School alumni and a student.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


MFIA Clinic Files Suit To Lift Gag Order on FBI Surveillance Tactic

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Merrill on December 11, 2014, asking the court to lift a decade-long gag order imposed on him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


SFALP Students Assist in Filing Tax Fraud Case in California

Students from Yale Law School’s San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) recently helped file a lawsuit against a tax-preparation company in Oakland, California.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Visiting Professor and Senior Research Scholar Dr. Joseph Fins is Honored by Spanish Royal National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Fins, who is a visiting scholar at the law school this year, was inducted into Spain's Royal National Academy of Medicine at a ceremony in Madrid last month.  He was named Academico de Honor (Honored Academic), which has been conferred on only 18 people worldwide. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Liman Program Submits Testimony to Senate Committee on Women in Detention

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights on December 9, 2014. The statement submitted was titled “Women in Detention: The Need for a National Agenda.”

Friday, December 5, 2014


Yale Law Students Lead Peaceful Die-In Demonstration on Race and Police Legitimacy

Students at Yale Law School organized a die-in demonstration on Friday, December 5, 2014 in a show of solidarity with similar demonstrations around the country focused on race and police legitimacy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Stephen Bright’s Course on Capital Punishment Available Online

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen B. Bright’s course “Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage” is now available on iTunes U and YouTube.

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Once you are in the position of influence and decision making, I need you to always remember that behind every decision you make is a person.”


Gina Raimondo ’98

Governor of Rhode Island, 2015 Commencement Address