Yale Law School Today


Friday, February 11, 2022

National Cancer Act signed by Nixon

The National Cancer Act, signed in 1971 by President Nixon, is now 50 years old.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Nixon signs the National Cancer Act

President Richard Nixon signing the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971. A new book examines the progress made in the “war on cancer” and the work that lies ahead.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Friday, May 13, 2022

In The Press

U.S. Women Seeking Abortions are Warned to Watch What They Google

Radio New Zealand

Nikolas Guggenberger, Executive Director of the Information Society Project spoke about what the potential end to Roe v. Wade might mean for digital privacy.

Friday, May 13, 2022

In The Press

Yale Medical, Legal Experts “Appalled” by Recent Actions Denying Gender-Affirming Care, Issue New Scientific Report

Connecticut Public Radio

A report on misleading scientific claims that inform laws regarding gender-affirming care co-authored by Jacquin D. Bierman Professor  Anne L. Alstott ’87 is discussed.

Monday, May 9, 2022

In The Press

The Possible Post-Roe Roadmap


Clinical Lecturer in Law Priscilla Smith ’91 is quoted about the leaked Supreme Court draft decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.


Thursday, May 5, 2022

In The Press

Doctors, Researchers Say AG Ken Paxton’s Opinion on Trans Health Care ‘Inaccurate and Misleading’

The Dallas Morning News

Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation Anne L. Alstott is among the researchers from Yale and UT Southwestern and Children’s Health who co-authored a report disputing claims by Texas and Alabama officials regarding medical care for transgender children.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

In The Press

Justice Alito’s Invisible Women — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

In The Press

Contraception Could Come Under Fire Next if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

The Guardian

Clinical Lecturer in Law Priscilla Smith comments on other issues that could come before the Supreme Court if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Friday, March 25, 2022

In The Press

Connecticut’s Landmark Griswold Case on Solid Ground Despite Recent Scrutiny, Experts Say

CT Insider

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel comments on precedents set by Griswold v. Connecticut in light of recent criticisms of the landmark 1965 ruling.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

In The Press

The Biden Administration Turns Its Back on the Pandemic — A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves

The Nation

Gregg Gonsalves is Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law and Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

In The Press

Texas Youth Gender Clinic Closed Last Year Under Political Pressure

The New York Times

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge ’78 is quoted about the closure of a Texas clinic for transgender adolescents.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

In The Press

Transgender Kids Care Law Tests Arkansas Doctors’ Speech Rights

Bloomberg Law

Sterling Professor of Law Robert Post ’77 is quoted about the First Amendment as it relates to an Arkansas law that would prohibit healthcare professionals from providing or referring transgender youth for gender-affirming health care.