Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Traveling (at Last)? Take Along the 10 Best Books of May.

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor named Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Reed Amar’s new book one of its top 10 titles of the month.

Monday, May 17, 2021


“The Words That Made Us”: Scholar Akhil Reed Amar On How To Better Understand The Constitution

WBUR

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 was interviewed on WBUR about his book, The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840.

Monday, May 17, 2021


Welcoming Monica C. Bell, Rebecca Hamilton, and Joyce Vance to Just Security’s Board of Editors

Just Security

Just Security announced that Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University Monica Bell ’09 has joined its Board of Editors.

Sunday, May 16, 2021


Why Meat and Dairy Corporations are the Achilles’ Heel of Biden’s Climate Plan — A Commentary by Viveca Morris

Los Angeles Times

Viveca Morris is an Associate Research Scholar in Law and the Executive Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School. 

Friday, May 14, 2021


How a Decades-Long Conversation Shaped the Young United States

The Washington Post

The Washington Post reviews The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840 by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


Unearthing the Roots of Black Rebellion

The New York Times

The New York Times interviewed Professor of Law Elizabeth Hinton about her new book, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


Eligible Voters in CT Jails Need Access to Their Ballots — A Commentary by Anna VanCleave et al.

New Haven Register

Anna VanCleave is Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School. Zal Shroff is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. Natalie Kirchhoff is a member of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


Lawsuits Won't Get College Students a $55,000 Refund — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Monday, May 10, 2021


It's Time for the IRS to Question Legacy Admissions — A Commentary by Yair Listokin ’05

Inside Higher Ed

Yair Listokin ’05 is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, May 10, 2021


Connecticut Offering $280M to Nursing Homes to Avoid Strikes

The Associated Press

Aaron Bryce Lee ’23 is quoted in The Associated Press about a report prepared by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic about the effect of COVID-19 on nursing home staff and residents. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021


No Evidence “3/5 Compromise” Aimed to End Slavery

The Associated Press

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 is quoted in an article in The Associated Press about the Three-Fifths Compromise.

Thursday, May 6, 2021


Elizabeth Holmes Will Use a Puffery Defense. Could It Work? — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021


Will the Supreme Court Write Guantánamo’s Final Chapter? — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 6, 2021


Biden Touts Electric Car Company Potentially Worth Millions for His Energy Secretary

CNN Politics

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 is quoted in a story about an electric car manufacturer promoted by the Biden administration.

Thursday, May 6, 2021


Facebook’s Oversight Board Was Supposed to Let Facebook Off the Hook. It didn’t. — A Commentary by Jack Balkin and Kate Klonick ’18 Ph.D.

The Washington Post

Jack Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. Kate Klonick is an Assistant Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law and an Affiliated Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


The SG’s Indefensible Advantage — A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

Vanderbilt Law Review

Lincoln Caplan is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


How the Robinhood IPO is Different — A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Jonathan R. Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


The Case For Moving Beyond Probation, And How To Do It — A Commentary by Fiona Doherty ’99

The Appeal

Fiona Doherty is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


The Constitution Is More Than a Document — It’s a Conversation

The New York Times

The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840 by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Reed Amar ’84 was reviewed in The New York Times.

Monday, May 3, 2021


Justice Thomas Urges High Court To Revisit Military Immunity

Law360

Kathryn Pogin ’20 is quoted, and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and Dana Montalto ’13 are mentioned, in a Law360 report about a case before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff in the case, Doe vs U.S., is represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Monday, May 3, 2021


Legal Historian John Fabian Witt Discusses New Book on Epidemics and Law

ABA Journal

Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law John Fabian Witt ’99 was interviewed for the ABA Journal about his book American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19.

Monday, May 3, 2021


The Health 202: Whether to Waive Coronavirus Vaccine Patents Will Be Front and Center This Week

The Washington Post

Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Amy Kapczynski ’03 is quoted in The Washington Post about coronavirus vaccine patent waivers.

Sunday, May 2, 2021


What Kind of Fear Is Stopping Joe Biden? — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

The New York Times

Samuel Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University.

Saturday, May 1, 2021


The Lucky Legal Accident That Led to Derek Chauvin’s Conviction — A Commentary by Gideon Yaffe

The Hill

Gideon Yaffe is the Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence.

Friday, April 30, 2021


Why We All Should Want the Suspended Cheerleader to Win Her Supreme Court Case — A Commentary by Justin Driver

The Washington Post

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

Friday, April 30, 2021


Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement in Limbo as State Pushes for Mediation

CT Mirror

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic is mentioned in a CT Mirror article about a lawsuit that seeks to prohibit the use of in-cell shackling and solitary confinement of individuals with mental illnesses. 

Friday, April 30, 2021


How Andrew Cuomo Exploits Public Confusion over the Definition of Sexual Harassment — A Commentary by Vicki Schultz and Brian Soucek ’11

NBC News / Think

Vicki Schultz is the Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences at Yale Law School. Brian Soucek is a Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Davis, School of Law.

Thursday, April 29, 2021


Akhil Amar’s 1789 Project

Law & Liberty

A review of The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840 by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 appears in Law & Liberty.

Thursday, April 29, 2021


Pressure Mounts on Austin to Support Major Shift in Handling Military Sexual Assault

Politico

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in Politico about proposed changes to how the military handles sexual assault allegations.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Why Republicans Are Still Skeptical Trump Lost — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Can A School Punish A Cheerleader For Cursing On Snapchat? Supreme Court Leans Toward ‘No’

Forbes

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in a Forbes article about a case before the Supreme Court that centers around the First Amendment and off-campus speech.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Key Democrats Want to Keep Most of Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut — and Slash More Taxes for the Rich

Salon

Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow ’15 is quoted in a Salon article about President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Court Orders Army to Review Thousands of ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

Stars and Stripes

Adam Henderson ’23 is quoted, and Andrew DeGuglielmo ’21 and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic are mentioned, in Stars and Stripes about a lawsuit settlement this week requiring the U.S. Army to review and potentially upgrade thousands of other-than-honorable discharges.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law

The New York Times

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in The New York Times about a bill that would remove military commanders from a role in prosecuting service members for sexual assault.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


US Supreme Court Set for Landmark Gun Control and Free Speech Cases

The Times (UK)

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in an article in The Times (UK) about the First Amendment and off-campus speech.

Monday, April 26, 2021


Legislators Hear Debate on Extending Smoking Bans to Casinos

The Day

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in The Day about extending the smoking ban in public places to include CT casinos, which are exempt from statewide smoking prohibitions.

Sunday, April 25, 2021


A Cheerleader’s Snapchat Rant Leads to ‘Momentous’ Supreme Court Case on Student Speech

The Washington Post

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in an article in The Washington Post about the First Amendment and off-campus speech.

Saturday, April 24, 2021


What Chauvin Conviction May Mean To The Future Of Policing

NPR / Weekend Edition Saturday

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79 was interviewed on NPR about the Derek Chauvin verdict and its impact on the future of policing.

Saturday, April 24, 2021


Will The Conviction Of Derek Chauvin Affect Future Police Prosecutions?

NPR / Weekend Edition Saturday

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares was interviewed on NPR about the Derek Chauvin trial and how it may affect future police prosecutions.

Friday, April 23, 2021


When Parents Are Incarcerated, Too Often Separation From Kids Becomes Permanent

WNPR

Eleanor Roberts ’22 and Destiny Lopez ’21 were interviewed by Connecticut Public Radio about a report co-authored by the Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic about preserving the parental rights of incarcerated parents.

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, April 22, 2021


These are the World’s Largest Banks That are Increasing and Decreasing Their Fossil Fuel Financing

CNBC.com

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 is quoted in a CNBC report on commercial and investment banks and the fossil fuel industry.

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Time To Tinker With Clean-Elections Law?

New Haven Independent

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Clinical Lecturer in Law James Bhandary-Alexander are mentioned in a New Haven Independent article about the New Haven Democracy Fund, the city’s pioneering public-financing program.

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Who is the Racial Justice Case for Zoning Reform For?

Slow Boring

Professor of Law David Schleicher is mentioned in an article on the Slow Boring blog about residential zoning policy.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


What Happened to the Promise to ‘Defund’ America’s Police Forces – and to Stop Them Killing Black People?

The Independent (UK)

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in an article in The Independent (UK) about police reform.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Stuck At 435 Representatives? Why The U.S. House Hasn't Grown With Census Counts

NPR

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 was interviewed by National Public Radio for a story about the history of the census and the Electoral College.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


21 Experts on What the Verdict Means — and Where to Go From Here

Politico

Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School Monica Bell ’09 and Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 contributed to a Politico article about the Derek Chauvin verdict.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Low-Wage Earners in Spotlight as Employment Litigation Targets Alleged Wage Theft

Law.com

Sam Hull ’22 is quoted, and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad are mentioned, in a Law.com article about a lawsuit alleging wage theft and racial discrimination against Latino workers at a Connecticut business.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


J’Accuse! Allegations Make News Even When They’re Unproven — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


A Minneapolis Jury Has Found Derek Chauvin Guilty of Killing George Floyd

Vogue

Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence Gideon Yaffe is quoted in a Vogue article about the Derek Chauvin verdict.

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