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Mindfulness can greatly benefit you as students and later as legal professionals, affecting all you serve and interact with. Every Monday at 12:05pm gather for a 15 min guided meditation led by wellness counselor Catherine Banson. Meditation Room L390C and on Zoom (https://yale.zoom.us/j/98365773156 - closed after 3-5 min of introductory remarks)
Please join CDO and Kathleen Rubenstein, the Executive Director of the Skadden Foundation, and some 3Ls who are incoming Skadden Fellows. Learn about the Skadden Fellowship application process, project development, timing, and more. This is a chance to hear from those responsible for shaping the fellowship program and from students who have been through the process.
The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its state equivalents hold the government accountable to the governed by opening agency records to public inspection. Yet getting your hands on the right records isn’t always easy.
Learn how to draft requests, negotiate with agencies, and litigate your claims with Yale’s FOIA Bootcamp. ProPublica General Counsel Jeremy Kutner and New York Times reporter Eric Lipton will share tips and tricks for making the most of FOI laws with a Q&A to follow.
Dinner will be served.
Join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA), and YLS Election Society (ElecSoc) for a practical conversation with leading Asian Pacific American (APA) voting rights litigators.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) enormous portfolio covers reproductive rights, LGBTQI+ health care access, the COVID-19 emergency, FDA, Affordable Care Act litigation, opioids, and much more. Join us for a conversation with HHS's general counsel, with ample opportunity for Q&A.
Over a decade ago in Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom (Basic Books, 2012), Rebecca MacKinnon outlined a number of challenges in holding the "sovereigns of cyberspace" (global internet intermediaries) accountable to the public interest. Her policy recommendations centered around corporate accountability frameworks, human rights standards for governments and private sector alike, multistakeholder internet governance, and the need for a global culture of digital citizenship and activism.
Considering applying for a clerkship? On March 14 at 12:10, three JLSA 3Ls will share their rationales for applying or not applying for clerkships. Those who did apply will offer advice to prospective applicants on navigating the process. Lunch will be served!