Monday, December 30, 2013

New Study Analyzes Military Job Training of Connecticut Veterans

A new report co-authored by the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic is believed to be the first in the nation to examine data vital to state veteran employment initiatives. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MFIA Clinic Files Lawsuit to Compel Disclosure of Documents Related to International Intellectual Property Trade Negotiations

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, part of Yale ISP, has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Trade Representative seeking to compel meaningful disclosure regarding the secret negotiations over the intellectual property rules in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Yale Law School Sets Record with Seven Students, Alumni Awarded Skadden Fellowships

Seven Yale Law School students and alumni have been awarded prestigious Skadden Public Interest Fellowships, setting a new record for the most fellowships awarded in a single year.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lowenstein Clinic Releases Report on Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School and Plan UK, a global charity working with children and communities to ensure children’s rights, recently published a report, “Before Their Time: Challenges to Implementing the Prohibition Against Child Marriage in Sierra Leone.” 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Yale Law Clinic Scores Legal Victory in Battle Over Quality Education in Connecticut

Yale Law clinic students scored a victory in court when a state trial judge rejected a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit challenging the adequacy and equity of education provided in Connecticut's public schools.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Professor Jerry Mashaw Co-Authors Book on Social Insurance

Sterling Professor of Law Jerry Mashaw has co-authored a book titled Social Insurance: America’s

Monday, November 25, 2013

Professor Michael J. Graetz Receives National Tax Association Award, Updates Competitive Tax Plan

Professor Michael J. Graetz received the Daniel M. Holland Medal during last week's annual conference of the National Tax Association. Graetz also presented his “Competitive Tax Plan” at the academic conference. 

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. 

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