Yale Law School Events

Week of December 6, 2019

December 2 Monday
December 2 Monday

Exhibit, "Trial by Media: The Queen Caroline Affair"

  • 10:00AM
  • Level L2, Sterling Law Building

Two centuries ago Queen Caroline of England was put on trial for adultery by her husband George IV, provoking an unprecedented media frenzy. Two Yale libraries, the Lewis Walpole Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library, are marking the bicentennial of the trial with a joint exhibition, "Trial by Media: The Queen Caroline Affair." The colorful exhibition is co-curated by Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Walpole, and Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian at the Law Library.

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December 2 Monday

How to Ace a Law School Exam, a Yale Law School Exam, and a Yale Law School Exam in the First Semester

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • SLB 127

Join Rob Harrison for How to Ace a Law School Exam, a Yale Law School Exam, and a Yale Law School Exam in the First Semester.

This session is part of Orientation 2.0 and open to the YLS Community

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December 2 Monday

[CANCELED] From MLB Pitcher to Management Consulting: Conversation with Jon Steitz ’07, McKinsey Partner & Head of Digital Payments Group

  • 1:00PM to 1:50PM
  • SLB Room 129
  • CANCELLED

[Unfortunately the speaker had to cancel the talk due to an emergency. A makeup event will be scheduled for the spring.]

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December 3 Tuesday

NSA, FBI, the State of Surveillance and a Career in Cyber/Privacy: Conversation with Travis LeBlanc ’03, former FCC Enforcement Chief and Partner at Cooley

  • 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB 120

In the age of mass surveillance, how should privacy and cilvil liberties be protected? Should facial recognition technologies be given free rein at airports? Will foreign cyber attacks undermine American democracy?

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December 3 Tuesday

Internet Shutdowns - Breaching International Law and Violating Human Rights, Brett Solomon, Executive Director and co-founder, Access Now

  • 12:05PM to 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 122

All over the world, governments are shutting down the internet during protests, elections, and moments of heightened political activity. In collaboration with the global #KeepItOn coalition, Access Now has been identifying, documenting and verifying internet shutdowns since 2011. Every internet shutdown has a story, a human being, a human rights violation behind it, and a perpetrator who pulled the plug.

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December 3 Tuesday

Sleep and Be Well with Dr. Meir Kryger

  • 12:05PM to 1:05PM
  • SLB Room 121

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep, and many of us experience some difficulty sleeping or staying awake (or know someone who does). Dr. Meir Kryger will spend the lunch hour talking about resources and tools for insomniacs; for those who snore, can’t stay awake, can't nap or experience dreams of failure (especially around final exams).

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December 3 Tuesday

Writing the Appellate Brief

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • Poorvu Center, 301 York Street

We will review the purpose and audience for an appellate court legal brief. We’ll discuss persuasive writing techniques for each section of the brief, as well as developing an argument. We will also engage in exercises to practice your advocacy skills. 

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December 3 Tuesday

Legal Observer Training

  • 6:30PM to 8:00PM
  • SLB Room 120

Do you care about community organizing? Do you think local activism is a necessary part of a democracy? So do we!
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and American Constitution Society (ACS) are excited to announce the first Legal Observer Training of the school year! It will take place 12/3 at 6:30-8pm.

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