Monday, November 28, 2022


Racial Discrimination by Veterans Affairs Spans Decades, Lawsuit Says

The Washington Post

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic represents Conley Monk Jr. in a case seeking redress for harm caused by long-standing racial disparities in veterans’ benefits programs.

Friday, November 25, 2022


3 Reasons Yale Law Was Right to Quit the U.S. News Rankings — A Commentary James Forman Jr. ’92

The Washington Post

James Forman Jr. is J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


We’re Taking an Ostrich Approach to Enforcing Gun Laws — With Deadly Results — A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Frederick Vars ’99

The Hill

Ian Ayres ’86 is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor at Yale Law School and a Professor at the Yale School of Management.

Monday, November 21, 2022


Legal Education Needs to be ‘Accessible to Everyone,’ Says Yale Law School Dean

Yahoo Finance

Dean Heather K. Gerken and the Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program are mentioned in a piece about equity in legal education.

Saturday, November 19, 2022


Yale Starts an Exodus From a Rank Tradition — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, November 17, 2022


Influencers with Andy Serwer: Heather Gerken

Yahoo Finance

Dean Heather K. Gerken is interviewed about educating the next generation of lawyers and leaders.

Thursday, November 17, 2022


Why Another Top-Ranked Law School Joins Yale, Harvard in Withdrawing from Rankings

ABC News

Dean Heather K. Gerken speaks about the decison to withdraw from the annual law school rankings of U.S. News and World Report.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Yale Law School Abandons U.S. News Rankings, Citing Flawed Methodology

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports on Yale Law School’s decision to withdraw from the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Yale and Harvard Law Schools Withdraw From the U.S. News Rankings

The New York Times

The New York Times reported on Yale Law School’s decision to withdraw from the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of law schools.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Yale and Harvard’s Law Schools Are Ditching the ‘U.S. News’ Rankings. Will Others Follow?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dean Heather K. Gerken spoke to The Chronicle of Higher Education about the decision to withdraw from the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Yale and Harvard Law Schools to Shun Influential U.S. News Rankings

Reuters

Dean Heather K. Gerken speaks about the decison to withdraw from the annual law school rankings of U.S. News & World Report.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Diversity on Trial: Affirmative Action’s Michigan Test

Bloomberg / UnCommon Law podcast

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 discusses issues around affirmative action at colleges and universities.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022


The New Woke Discrimination Demands a New Law — A Commentary by Jed Rubenfeld and Vivek Ramaswamy ’13

The Wall Street Journal

Jed Rubenfeld is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Vivek Ramaswamy ’13 is executive chairman of Strive Asset Management

Monday, November 14, 2022


What in the World Happened to the Supreme Court? — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The Atlantic

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.

Sunday, November 13, 2022


Democracy WAS on the Ballot — A Commentary by E. Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, November 13, 2022


Native American Adoption Law in Jeopardy

Bloomberg Law Podcast

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’84 discussed cases before the Supreme Court seeking to make it easier to challenge the regulatory power of the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Saturday, November 12, 2022


Don’t Cancel Amy Coney Barrett’s Book — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, November 6, 2022


‘Reverse Discrimination’ Is a Concept With a Long, Ugly History — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, November 6, 2022


What Critics of Progressive Prosecution Get Wrong About Crime Spikes and the Reform Movement

CNN

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman Jr. ’92 comments in an analysis of the progressive prosecutor movement.

Thursday, November 3, 2022


Inaugural Law School Scholarship Covers Full Tuition for 51 Students

Yale Daily News

A look at the Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program, which provides full-tuition scholarships for students who come from economically disadvantaged families.

Thursday, November 3, 2022


A Controversial Election Theory at the Supreme Court Is Tied to a Disputed Document

NPR

Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar ’84 tells why a disputed version of a plan presented at the 1787 Constitutional Convention does not help answer the core questions raised in a Supreme Court case on redistricting.

Monday, October 31, 2022


The Vast Collateral Damage of Zoning

City Journal

The new book by Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Property and Urban Law Robert C. Ellickson ’66, America’s Frozen Neighborhoods: The Abuse of Zoning, is reviewed.

Sunday, October 30, 2022


In Clash Over Affirmative Action, Both Sides Invoke Brown v. Board of Education

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver comments on the use of Brown v. the Board of Education by people on both sides of the issue of affirmative action. 

Friday, October 28, 2022


On Affirmative Action, What Once Seemed Unthinkable Might Become Real — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.

Thursday, October 27, 2022


Why We Need the Alien Tort Statute Clarification Act Now — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Just Security

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School

Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Affirmative Action Isn’t Dead Yet — A Commentary by Justin Driver

The New York Times

Justin Driver is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022


In Jon Meacham’s Biography, Lincoln Is a Guiding Light for Our Times

The Washington Post

Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law John Fabian Witt ’99 reviews “And There Was Light,” a new biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Jaywalking Shouldn’t Be a Crime, and Now It Isn’t — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022


A Look Into Connecticut’s History of Housing Segregation

Connecticut Public

Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Property and Urban Law Robert C. Ellickson ’66 joins a conversation on zoning and segregation in Connecticut.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022


The Strange History and Impact of Broken Windows — A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

Vital City

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and a Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Monday, October 24, 2022


Hans Niemann’s $100 Million Chess Lawsuit Will Be Tough to Win — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, October 22, 2022


Why a Question About Slavery Is Now on the Ballot in 5 States

The New York Times

Clinical Professor of Law Claudia Flores comments on ballot measures in five states that would ban slavery or involuntary servitude as punishment.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022


Does Campus Diversity Justify Affirmative Action? Our Study Says Yes. — Adam Chilton, Justin Driver, Jonathan Masur and Kyle Rozema A Commentary by

The Washington Post

Justin Driver is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022


New Jersey Latest State to Sue Oil Companies Over Climate Misinformation

The Guardian

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Douglas Kysar comments on states suing oil companies over their role in the climate crisis.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022


China’s Economic Picture Grows Murkier in Xi’s ‘New Era’

The New York Times

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang comments on China’s delayed release of routine economic growth data.

Monday, October 17, 2022


Fencing Can Be Six-Figure Expensive, but It Wins in College Admissions

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver comments on whether preferences for athletes in niche sports in Ivy League admissions could be affected by a Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022


Putin Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon — A Commentary by E. Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022


Biden’s New Counterterrorism Policy Guidance Further Entrenches the Forever War — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Just Security

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, October 8, 2022


The Supreme Court Has a Long History of Failed Leak Probes — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, October 8, 2022


Here's a Different Way to Think About Stock Diversification — A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Barry Nalebuff

The Wall Street Journal

Ian Ayres ’86 is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor at Yale Law School and a Professor at the Yale School of Management.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Rules of Engagement

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver reviews Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 by Thomas E. Ricks.

Friday, September 30, 2022


California Governor Vetoes Limits on Solitary Confinement

Al Jazeera

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments on the decline in the use of solitary confinement in prisons nationally. The story also cites a report co-authored by the Liman Center on the number of people in solitary confinement in the United States.

Friday, September 30, 2022


You Thought the Supreme Court’s Last Term Was Bad? Brace Yourself.

The Washington Post

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver comments in an opinion piece about the upcoming Supreme Court term.

Friday, September 30, 2022


Next SCOTUS Term: What's on the Docket?

Bloomberg

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Professor Cristina Rodriguez discusses the Supreme Court's new term.

Monday, September 26, 2022


What Meaningful Action Could the United Nations Take To Help Ukraine?

NPR

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 discusses how nations can unite in responding to Russia for its war against Ukraine.

Sunday, September 25, 2022


Biden Nixes EPA Action on Climate — A Commentary by E. Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, September 25, 2022


America's New Secession Movements Aren't a Crime — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


A Powerful, Forgotten Dissent

The New York Review of Books

Clinical Lecturer in Law and a Senior Research Scholar Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL reviews Breaking the Promise of Brown: The Resegregation of America’s Schools by Stephen Breyer. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022


The Case for Creating an International Tribunal to Prosecute the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway

Just Security

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

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