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

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 […]

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Conservatives attack Koh

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 […]

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Divinity School donations drop

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 […]

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Law School begins search for new dean

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” […]

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Koh tapped for State Department

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 […]

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Briefly: News from spring break

State assembly kills bill regarding Catholic Church oversight In light of concerns over its constitutionality, state legislators killed a bill in the General Assembly that would force the Catholic Church to give lay leaders more control over parish finances. Senate Bill 1098, known as An Act Modifying Corporate Laws Relating to Certain Religious Corporations, drew […]

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Koh named for State post

President Barack Obama nominated Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh on Monday to the position of legal adviser to the Department of State. Upon confirmation by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Koh said in an e-mail message to the Law School community that he will resign from his deanship and take a public service […]

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Law School clinic wins second case

The United States Supreme Court has handed Yale Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic another victory, the clinic’s second in the span of just six weeks. The nation’s highest court ruled 8-1 Tuesday that former Eritrean prison guard Daniel Girmai Negusie, who was forced by the Eritrean government to mistreat inmates in his homeland, could still […]

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Professors offer views on recession

Though the panel was planned months in advance, a quartet of professors charged with discussing solutions to the current recession ended up talking about the news of the day. After all, they met just hours after President Barack Obama signed a $787 billion stimulus package into law. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”11083″ ] Before an audience of over […]

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Briefly: Shiller wins economics prize

The Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany awarded economics professor Robert Shiller the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics on Wednesday. Given biennially, the prize honors an internationally renowned economic researcher and carries an endowment worth $64,000. The Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale, Shiller is most famous for […]

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SOM adapts to economy

The economy may be in tatters, but students at the Yale School of Management remain hopeful about finding opportunities in the current job market. Despite the drop in internship and job offers in popular sectors such as finance and consulting, new opportunities have arisen as students and administrators reach out to the school’s alumni base. […]

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Briefly: Divinity School to expand exchange program in Asia

Yale Divinity School announced Feb. 5 that it has expanded its international student program to two theological schools in Asia. In addition to existing exchange programs with four institutions in Germany and England, the school is now partners with Chung Chi College, an affiliate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and with Trinity Theological […]

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