Amar and Ayres: Nominate now!

Why not just nominate two justices to the U.S. Supreme Court now? In an op-ed published today in the Los Angeles Times, Yale Law School professors Akhil Amar ’80 LAW ’84 and Ian Ayres ’81 LAW ’86 argued that President Barack Obama should appoint an extra nominee to the nation’s highest court to speed up […]

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Karlan ’80 LAW ’84 a top prospect for Court

Several days after Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced that he would resign after the current term ends in June, The New York Times named Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan ’80 LAW ’84 a top contender to replace Souter. Karlan, an expert on constitutional law, is openly gay. Currently, the Supreme Court features seven white men, […]

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More suspense in Koh confirmation saga

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has delayed its vote on Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s nomination as legal adviser to the Department of State, a spokesman for the committee said Tuesday. The committee was originally scheduled to vote on Koh’s nomination Tuesday afternoon. The vote has now been postponed until next week’s […]

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Koh feels heat from Senate Republicans

WASHINGTON — Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh entered the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations conference room Tuesday afternoon with a huge smile across his face. Whether he left the room feeling the same way is another matter entirely. The Foreign Relations Committee met Tuesday to discuss Koh’s nomination as legal adviser to the […]

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Koh faces scrutiny from Senate Republicans

WASHINGTON — Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh entered the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations conference room this afternoon with a huge smile across his face. Whether he left the room feeling the same way is another matter entirely. The Foreign Relations Committee met Tuesday to discuss Koh’s nomination as legal adviser to the […]

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

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 & […]

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

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. […]

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Law School begins search for new dean

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 […]

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Starr backs Koh for State Department

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 […]

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Briefly: Former Auto Admit executive continues lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled on March 31 that a former executive of the Web site AutoAdmit.com 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 […]

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In Stith, Law School gets ‘real world’ leader

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 […]

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Laid-off SOM staff notified

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 […]

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