Yale Law School Events

February 27, 2020

February 27 Thursday

Judge Training for Marshall-Brennan Spring High School Moot Court Competition

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

On Friday, February 28th, high school students from around New Haven will come to Yale Law School to compete at the Spring High School Moot Court Competition, organized by the Marshall-Brennan Project for Constitutional Literacy.

Judges are required to attend one of two training sessions that we are organizing. Email john.gonzalez@yale.edu if you cannot make one of the times, and we will do a separate training for you.
-Wednesday, February 26th, 12:00-1:00 PM in SLB 129
-Thursday, February 27th, 12:00-1:00 PM in SLB 120

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February 27 Thursday

Contemplating Kisor (and Gundy): The Implications of the Supreme Court's Rulings for Judicial Deference

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

Please join the Yale Federalist Society for a conversation with Professor Erin Morrow Hawley and Professor Nicholas Parrillo.

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February 27 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Peter Jan Honigsberg, “Bearing Witness to Guantánamo”

  • 12:10PM to 1:45PM
  • Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Peter Jan Honigsberg is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and the founder and director of Witness to Guantánamo.  Prof. Honigsberg has written books, law review articles, op-eds and blogs on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the war on terror, national security and human rights.

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February 27 Thursday

Where They Stand: Law Firms and the Climate Crisis

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

Just as the financial sector faces pressure to divest from the fossil fuel industry, law firms are facing scrutiny for their role in representing the biggest players in the coal, oil, and gas sector. Join NRDC's Manager of Energy Policy, Han Chen, as she discusses the role law firms play in shaping our energy landscape and where different firms stand in the fight against climate change.

Lunch provided.

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February 27 Thursday

2019-2020 Brennan Center Jorde Symposium presented by Trevor W. Morrison, Dean of New York Univeristy School of Law

  • 4:00PM to 5:30PM
  • SLB Room 127

Lecture Title: "Constitution by Convention." The lecture will provide an account of the role played by historical practice and institutional settlement in the substance of constitutional law, especially the U.S. separation of powers, and will consider the extent to which courts can and should reinforce those practices and settlements in periods when they are being challenged and even repudiated by political leaders.

Commentators: Professor Daphna Renan '05 of Harvard Law School and Professor Martin Lederman '88 of Georgetown Law.

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