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Thursday, May 19, 2022


Wednesday, May 25, 2022


the sign in front of the Department of State

The Department of State in Washington, D.C. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is challenging the department's slow responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Monday, May 23, 2022


students with the Yale Law School flag

Law School student marshals began the day’s ceremonies with a procession to Yale’s Old Campus

Thursday, May 19, 2022


facade of the U.S. Treasury Department

The facade of the Treasury Department. © 2010 Eric Weaver via Creative Commons.

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Professor Scott Shapiro in his cybersecurity class, seated in front of a screen with a projected news story on ransomware.

Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law Scott J. Shapiro ’90 talks to his cybersecurity class, which gives students the technological background to address issues like digital policy and national security. “It is extraordinarily difficult for law students and for legal scholars such as myself to talk intelligently about regulating an activity that we can’t even imagine,” he said. 

Monday, May 16, 2022


Among the work of the Tech Accountability & Competition is to address content moderation and hate speech on social media, social media addiction among children and teenagers, and facial recognition and police surveillance.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


In The Press

New York’s Red-Flag Law Failed in Buffalo. Here’s How to Fix It. — A Commentary by Ian Ayres ’86 and Fredrick Vars ’99

The Washington Post

Ian Ayres ’86  is Deputy Dean and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Frederick Vars ’99 is Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Monday, May 23, 2022


In The Press

SEC Prepares to Crack Down on Misleading ESG Investment Claims

Financial Times

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 discusses rules being prepared by the SEC to define the criteria of an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment fund.

Monday, May 23, 2022


In The Press

Two Law Professors Hope to Keep Prisons from Reclaiming Pandemic Parolees

WSHU

Clinical Associate Professor Marisol Orihuela ’08 spoke about inmates whose pandemic-related home confinement was revoked due to minor offenses.

Friday, May 20, 2022


In The Press

America Almost Took a Different Path Toward Abortion Rights

The New York Times

Work by Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel is mentioned in a story on the history of abortion rights in America.

Friday, May 20, 2022


In The Press

American Conservatives’ Pilgrimage to Hungary is a Joke — A Commentary by James Q. Whitman ’88

The Los Angeles Times

James Q. Whitman ’88 is Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School.

 

Thursday, May 19, 2022


In The Press

Feds: National Guard Members on State Duty Can Join Unions

Associated Press

Rekha Kennedy ’23 is quoted, and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic mentioned, in report about a decision that gives active National Guard members the right to unionize.

Thursday, May 19, 2022


In The Press

A Crime in Search of a Court: How to Hold Russia Accountable — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Foreign Affairs

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


In The Press

Does the First Amendment Bar Public Schools from Removing Library Books Based on Their Viewpoints?

Reason

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted about efforts by schools to ban books from school libraries and students’ First Amendment rights.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


In The Press

How to Reinvigorate NATO and Deter Putin’s Aggression — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Politico

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


In The Press

Calling a Man ‘Bald’ Isn’t Sexual Harassment — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.