Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Yale Law School Hosts Global Seminar on Military Justice

Yale Law School will hold a Global Seminar on Military Justice on November 7 and 8 featuring informed discussion by experts who are personally involved in reform efforts. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic Receives Award from South Asian Bar Association

The South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut presented its 2014 Community Service Award to the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic on October 28 in Hartford.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Professor Mansbridge to Deliver the 2014-2015 Leff Lecture on Legitimate Coercion

Professor Jane J. Mansbridge will deliver the 2014-2015 Arthur Allen Leff Fellowship Lecture at Yale Law School on November 17. The lecture is titled “Legitimate Coercion: Not Just a Matter of Consent.” 

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Professor Tyler Co-Authors Study about the Impact of Street Stops on Police Legitimacy

A study by professors at Yale, Columbia, and New York University found that young men’s interactions with police generally negatively influenced their views about police legitimacy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


MFIA Clinic Files Lawsuit Asserting First Amendment Right to Information about Lethal Injection Drugs in Arizona

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the refusal of the Arizona Department of Corrections to disclose information about the source and quality of drugs used to carry out lethal injection executions.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Study Analyzes Impact of Police Stops on Mental Health

A study by professors at Yale and Columbia universities has found a connection between what happens when they interact with the police and increased anxiety and trauma in young men.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Supreme Court Justices Thomas ’74, Alito ’75, and Sotomayor ’79 Receive Award of Merit

United States Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas ’74, Samuel A. Alito, Jr. ’75, and Sonia Sotomayor ’79 receive the 2014 Alumni Weekend for their contributions to the legal profession.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Fraudulent Evidence before Public International Tribunals: The Dirty Stories of International Law—A Book by Professor W. Michael Reisman and Christina Parajon Skinner

A new book by W. Michael Reisman ’64 LLM, ’65 JSD, the Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, and Christina Parajon Skinner ’10 examines the complicated role of public international lawyers, whose loyalties are often torn between their duties to the state they represent and the demands of international law.

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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