Yale Law School Events

February 12, 2020

February 12 Wednesday

Kirby Simon Summer Human Rights Fellowship Panel & Information Session

  • 9:00AM to 10:00AM
  • SLB Room 121

A discussion of the fellowship application process followed by a panel of 2019 summer fellows who will talk about their summer fellowship experiences, including presentations by:

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February 12 Wednesday

Some Clerkship Nuts & Bolts with Prof. Oona Hathaway and CDO's Marilyn Drees

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 128

Join Prof. Oona Hathaway, current chair of the faculty clerkships committee, and Judicial Clerkships Director Marilyn Drees for a conversation about clerkship pros/cons, scheduling, researching judges, and identifying/approaching potential recommenders. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here for an accurate head count and include any dietary restrictions.

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February 12 Wednesday

CANCELLED Law and Economics - Guido Calabresi - Foundations of American Legal Thought

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 129
  • Cancelled

Professor Guido Calabresi will deliver a lecture titled Law and Economics, as a part of the Foundations of American Legal Thought course taught by Professors Daniel Markovits & Cristina Rodríguez. The lecture is open to the Yale Community and all are invited to attend. Lunch will be served. 

The public lectures on the Foundations of American Legal Thought will be held weekly during the 2020 Spring term, on Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. The other lectures delivered within the series are the following:

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February 12 Wednesday

Statutory & Case Law Research & Writing Workshop: Part One

  • 12:10PM to 1:10PM
  • SLB Room 127

Do you want to learn more about analyzing statutes and cases for a memo, brief, or research paper?  If so, this interactive workshop series is for you!  In this two-part series, you will learn how to research statutes and case law in the context of a specific legal question.  Using the results of your research, you will then learn how to analyze these sources to be able to answer the legal question.  You will leave this series with an introduction to the skills you need for research and analysis in legal or academic writing, as well as in your professional writing. 

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February 12 Wednesday

FedSoc & YLBS Present: Corporate Constitutional Rights Ten Years After Citizens United

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 122

Please join the Yale Federalist Society and the Yale Law & Business Society for a conversation with Mr. Steven Lehotsky, EVP & Chief Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center. He will offer insights on how the landscape of constitutional rights for corporations has changed in the decade since landmark free speech case Citizens United v. FEC was decided. Lunch will be served.

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February 12 Wednesday

POSTPONED: State AGs v. Pharma: Taking on the Opioid Crisis and Generic Drug Price-Fixing in Court

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 120
  • CANCELLED

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy will welcome Connecticut Attorney General William Tong for a discussion of his recent work spearheading of multi-state lawsuits against pharmaceutical giants.

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February 12 Wednesday

Economic Aspects of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • Calabresi Faculty Lounge

How does women's economic participation shape growth and development? What are the gendered dimensions of war, natural disasters, and state fragility?  What is the role of law and policy in ensuring women's economic inclusion and advancing gender equality? This timely discussion, in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, focuses on the economic aspects of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

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February 12 Wednesday

Mark Oppenheimer, "The Modern Pogrom: Why We Don’t Talk About Attacks on the Ultra-Orthodox"

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 121

Join the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) for a discussion about the recent Antisemitic attacks against Orthodox Jews. Kosher vegetarian lunch will be served.

Mark Oppenheimer BA ’96 PhD ’03 is a lecturer in Yale's English Department and the Director of the Yale Journalism Initiative. For six years, he was a religion columnist for The New York Times, and he now hosts Unorthodox, the #1 Jewish-themed podcast on iTunes. He is the author of four books, his forthcoming work Squirrel Hill concerns the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in 2018.

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February 12 Wednesday

Privacy, Terrorism, and Due Process: National Security Jurisprudence in the US and Germany

  • 3:00PM to 4:00PM
  • SLB Room 121

Professor Russell A. Miller, JB Stombock Professor of Law at the W&L University School of Law and co-founder and co-Editor-in-Chief of the German Law Journal, will discuss National Security Jurisprudence in the US and Germany. A specific focus lies on proportionality: While widely accepted that America has an “absolutist” approach to rights while Germany takes a “balancing” approach to rights, these assumptions are to be scrutinized in the two countries' national security jurisprudence.

Coffee & Sweets will be served!

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