Lesson from Rwanda must be applied to Darfur

February 22, 2005
During an 100-day period beginning April 6, 1994, genocide in Rwanda claimed the lives of at least 800,000 people while the outside world made little effort to stop the killings. Though the U.N. Security Council and the United States in particular have done a better job recognizing the escalation of violence in the Darfur region »

Change atop law, med schools

September 3, 2003
Two of Yale’s professional schools will be getting new deans in the next year, with School of Medicine Dean David Kessler’s recent departure and Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman’s plans to step down in June. Kessler, whose position is being filled temporarily by former neurosurgery chairman Dennis Spencer, left July 1 to become dean »

Eizenstat discusses injustice, his new book

April 11, 2003
As a teenager heading home from synagogue on a crowded Atlanta bus, Stuart Eizenstat failed to break with 1960s segregationist norms and did not give up his seat to an elderly black woman. Eizenstat, a top-ranking diplomat in the Clinton administration, said he never forgot this injustice and has always tried to do right during »

Former prof gets nod for judgeship

March 24, 2003
President George W. Bush recently nominated Stephen C. Robinson, a former Yale Law School professor and interim manager of Empower New Haven, for a federal judgeship in the Southern District of New York. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York announced on Feb. 23 that he and the White House had agreed to nominate Robinson, »

Law School panel debates Iraq issues

March 3, 2003
As foreign policymakers debate similar issues in Afghanistan and Iraq, professors and human rights experts at the Law School debated the relationship between local and international actors in rebuilding war-torn nations during a weekend symposium. With the theme “Global Interests and Local Needs: Striking a Balance in Post-Conflict States,” participants at the annual Robert L. »

Some law students to join strike

February 25, 2003
With a GESO strike set for next week, some law school students, though not formal members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, said they will strike alongside GESO members as a display of solidarity. GESO members voted on Feb. 19 to take part in an “intellectual strike,” meaning they would not teach sections, conduct »

Black law students file Mich. brief

February 19, 2003
Highlighting the specific necessity of affirmative action in law school admissions, the Black Law Students Associations from Yale, Harvard and Stanford law schools filed a brief with the Supreme Court Tuesday in defense of the University of Michigan Law School’s affirmative action policies. The decision in the Grutter v. Bollinger case, which the Supreme Court »

CIA legend, Yale grad dies at 88

February 14, 2003
Walter L. Pforzheimer ’35 LAW ’38, a World War II veteran who helped found the Central Intelligence Agency, died Monday after a lengthy illness. He was 88. During World War II, Pforzheimer organized several operations for the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor to the CIA, and worked in Air Force Intelligence. After the war, »

Second JAG visit draws students’ ire

February 7, 2003
For the second time in four months, law students donned gags and protested the appearance of military recruiters at a Yale Law School interview program Thursday. Recruiters from the Air Force, Army and Navy Judge Advocate General corps, or JAG corps, attended the Law School’s February interview program Thursday, prompting protest from about 30 law »

30 years later, scholars ‘retry’ Roe v. Wade

February 3, 2003
Thirty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling made abortion legal in the United States, Yale Law School professors hosted speakers and programs to examine the uncertain future of abortion rights. With the prospect of a more conservative Supreme Court in the coming years, the Law School events focused on the future of abortion »

Alums fill dean posts at Law School

January 30, 2003
While Yale undergraduates may wonder what it takes to gain admission to Yale Law School, which had a 7.6 percent acceptance rate last year, it is perhaps even more startling to imagine what it takes to join the ranks of the Law School’s faculty. This past fall, the Law School added two new associate deans »

Law seminar joins Middle East scholars, professionals

January 24, 2003
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Like most seminars run by Yale Law School professors, the Middle East Legal Studies Seminar features scholars debating current legal topics. Unlike most Yale seminars, however, the Yale professors are joined by scholars, judges and lawyers from around the Middle East, and they »