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Yale Law School at 200: Nabiha Syed ’10 on Finding New Paths in Media Law

Syed, the Executive Director at the Mozilla Foundation, describes how law school gave her the freedom to pursue a different legal career path.

2024 Doyle-Winter Lecture: Orin Kerr

Professor Orin S. Kerr delivered the Michael A. Doyle '62 and Bunny Winter Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law Lecture on March 26, 2024. Titled "Searching, Seizing, and Moving," the lecture considers whether Fourth Amendment protections change when property is moved from one setting to another.

Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights with Alicia Garza

The Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights presented Alicia Garza, an American civil rights activist and writer known for co-founding the international Black Lives Matter movement, on March 4, 2024. The discussion was hosted by Claudia Flores, Clinical Professor of Law.

Regulating AI: A Conversation with Gary Gensler, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law hosted a conversation with Gary Gensler, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Professor of Law and Center Co-Director Sarath Sanga '14, on Regulating Artificial Intelligence and other topics on Feb. 13, 2024.

James Forman Jr. ’92: Expanding Access to the Legal Profession after SFFA v. Harvard/UNC

Professor James Forman Jr. ’92 delivered the inaugural lecture of his appointment as J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law on Feb. 12, 2024. The lecture, titled “Expanding Access to the Legal Profession after SFFA v. Harvard/UNC,” presented Forman’s argument that the current moment demands new and creative thinking about how to bring historically marginalized groups into the legal profession.

Conversations on Leadership: Rakim Brooks ’16

Rakim Brooks ’16, President of the Alliance for Justice, shares his experiences as a first-generation student at Yale Law School and the challenges of taking on a leadership role as a young person.

Yale Law School at 200: A Pioneering Force in Legal Education

What started as a tiny school by necessity remains small by design to this day. We ensure the next generation of lawyers and leaders step into the world with bold ideas, diverse perspectives, and limitless energy to tackle the pressing challenges they face.

Yale Law School at 200: Guido Calabresi ’58 on His Life and Legacy

Beloved professor, former dean, and alumnus, Guido speaks poignantly about his decades at the Law School.