Briefly: Law School tops U.S. News rankings — again

April 24, 2009 • 0
Yale Law School is still the nation’s premier law school, the U.S. News & World Report announced Thursday. Harvard Law School — headed by U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan until January — remained at No. 2, while Stanford Law School dropped out of a tie with Harvard and slipped to No. 3. U.S. News & »

Briefly: SOM moves up U.S. News rankings to No. 10 spot

April 24, 2009 • 4
Yale School of Management is now the 10th best business school in the country, up from No. 13 in 2008, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Harvard Business School stayed at No. 1, while Stanford Graduate School of Business slipped out of a tie with Harvard and fell to No. 2. »

Law School begins search for new dean

April 23, 2009 • 0
With a date now set for Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s confirmation hearing, the school is ready to begin the search for his successor. Koh, who has been nominated to serve as legal adviser to the Department of State, will appear before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Tuesday, the committee announced »

Briefly: Former Auto Admit executive continues lawsuit

April 13, 2009 • 0
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled on March 31 that a former executive of the Web site may press ahead with his lawsuit against two Yale Law School students and several others. Anthony Ciolli, the former chief education director of AutoAdmit, claimed that Brittan Heller LAW ’08 and Heidi »

Starr backs Koh for State Department

April 13, 2009 • 11
As conservatives continued to attack outgoing Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s nomination to the Department of State last week, an endorsement came from the unlikeliest of people. In a speech at Yale Law School on Thursday, conservative icon Kenneth Starr announced his support for Koh before an audience of about 95 students and »

In Stith, Law School gets ‘real world’ leader

April 8, 2009 • 2
Although Yale Law School Acting Dean Kate Stith now sits in outgoing Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s corner office, his presence still lingers in the form of a Koh bobblehead doll nodding sagely on Stith’s table. One can imagine Koh, a Boston Red Sox fan, taking issue with the doll’s neighbor, a statuette of former New »

Laid-off SOM staff notified

April 8, 2009 • 3
As University officials struggle to close the $100 million budget gap for fiscal year 2010, they already have notified at least 20 University employees of pending layoffs, some of whom work at the Yale School of Management. While many employees across the University are still waiting to hear whether their jobs are safe, the layoff »

Briefly: Detention at Bagram subject to U.S. courts

April 3, 2009 • 0
Washington D.C., District Court Judge John Bates ruled Thursday that the federal government could not deny habeas corpus rights to prisoners held at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. The court ruled that the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Boumediene v. Bush in 2008 — which extended habeas corpus rights to prisoners at the »

Conservatives attack Koh

April 3, 2009 • 10
Conservative bloggers and pundits unleashed a formidable volley of rage against Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh this week in the wake of a report — the accuracy of which is being contested — that the dean made comments in favor of the use of Shariah law in U.S. courts. This particular fracas centers »

Divinity School donations drop

March 26, 2009 • 1
In the grips of the deepest recession since 1930, the Yale Divinity School is asking alumni — themselves feeling the pinch — to buck up the school’s lagging fundraising targets and sustain dreams of broader financial aid. Contributions to the Divinity School’s Annual Fund — which is earmarked directly for financial aid — are down »

Law School begins search for new dean

March 25, 2009 • 4
With the future of outgoing Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s career now in the hands of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the University is set to begin the long process of finding the school’s 16th dean. University President Richard Levin said Tuesday he will form a committee in the “next week or so” »

Koh tapped for State Department

March 24, 2009 • 6
President Barack Obama tapped Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh for the top legal post at the State Department on Monday. If he is confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Koh will resign his deanship and take a public service leave from the Law School. As legal adviser to the State Department, Koh »