Yale Law School Events

Week of September 16, 2020

September 16 Wednesday

Financial Planning for Law School Students

  • 12:10PM to 1:10PM
  • https://accesslex-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpce-vrDwsE9OetDpVK2b_ZwGqb37YLgPt

Smart financial strategies lay the foundation for every law student's personal and professional success story. Learn to apply core concepts of personal finance to make confident decisions about money and better achieve your short and long-term goals.

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September 16 Wednesday

Virtual COVID-19 Workshop: COVID and Ethics, Medical Rationing & Disability

  • 5:00PM to 6:30PM
  • Zoom

This interdisciplinary virtual workshop and seminar led by Professors Ian Ayres ‘86 and Abbe R. Gluck ‘00, features leading scholars, industry leaders, scientists, advocates, and government experts to discuss the pandemic’s intersections with, and disruptions to, many areas of law.

The workshop is open to the whole community; Q&A will be conducted via the chat for those not enrolled in the seminar. The full list of speakers for this week's workshop are below.

September 16 – COVID and Ethics, Medical Rationing & Disability – at 5pm

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September 16 Wednesday

Is This Grief? A Conversation with Chaplain Jenny Peek

  • 6:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Online

Join Chaplain Jenny Peek to talk about how the variety of things we are feeling right now may be more connected to grief than we initially thought. Oftentimes, we only associate grief with the death of a close loved one. Join fellow YLS students as we consider the many things we can grieve and unpack the unexpected ways grief can show up in our lives. RSVP here for Zoom info.

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September 17 Thursday

Weekly Meditation with Catherine Banson

  • 9:15AM to 9:30AM
  • Online

Join Wellness Counselor, Catherine Banson, for a brief fifteen minute meditation via Zoom.  These meditation sessions alternate weekly (9:15-9:30am and 4:30-4:45pm). Zoom info can be found here.

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September 17 Thursday

Constitution Day 2020; Jack Balkin

  • 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Zoom

Join the Northeastern School of Law, department of Political Science, and the Yale Information Society Project on September 17th at Noon for a Constitution Day lecture by Professor Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. Additional remarks will be given by William Mayer, Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University; Jeremy Paul, Professor of Law, Northeastern University and Patricia Williams, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Northeastern University.

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September 17 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Gregg Gonsalves, "Pandemic and Social Movements"

  • 12:15PM to 1:45PM
  • Zoom

Gregg Gonsalves is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School.

If you would like to attend, please email barbara.mianzo@yale.edu for the zoom link and background reading.

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September 17 Thursday

Law, Economics & Organization Workshop: "Elite Kinship Network and State Strengthening: Theory and Evidence from Imperial China" with Harvard Gov. Prof. Yuhua Wang

  • 4:10PM to 5:40PM
  • To access the Workshop, please go to the LEO main page (https://law.yale.edu/LEO) on Thursday, Sept. 17th after 9:00 a.m.

ABSTRACT: "Existing theories of state strengthening focus on macro-level factors. We know less about the micro-level incentives for elites to support or oppose state strengthening. I develop an argument in which elites choose the most efficient governance structure (public or private) to provide services for their kin. When elites’ kinship networks are geographically dispersed, they prefer to strengthen the state because it is more efficient to 'buy' services from the state. When their kinship networks are geographically concentrated, they prefer a weak state because they can 'make' low-cost private services and avoid paying taxes to the state. I map politicians’ kinship networks using their tomb epitaphs from 11th-century China and show that, even facing severe external threats, politicians exhibited polarization in their attitudes toward state strengthening, which can be explained by the geography of their kinship networks. The findings point to the importance of social structure in understanding state building."

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September 17 Thursday

Weekly Functional Fitness Workout with Professor Ian Ayres

  • 6:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 961 6200 4410
All levels of experience are welcome, but for some classes you will need an item to lift with one hand. This item can be a dumbbell or kettlebell or it might be a jug of milk or Clorox (something that can be gripped with one hand). It would also be a good to have a yoga mat, bath towel or carpeted area for floor padding. 
 
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September 18 Friday

Rosh Hashanah starts

  • (All day)
  • YLS

Sunset September 18th to nightfall September 20th

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September 18 Friday

Jessica Chen Weiss | U.S.-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Online

Please join us for a special event on “U.S.-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19” featuring Professor Jessica Chen Weiss of Cornell University, author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations. Professor Weiss is a leading analyst of China’s politics and foreign relations and U.S.-China relations. She has recently written and commented extensively about COVID-19 within China and the United States and as a dynamic in U.S.-China relations.

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