Brush twice daily for a healthier economy

April 4, 2008 • 0
I was planning to write about the Federal Reserve’s bailout of Bear Stearns, but it may come at a surprise that the required reading for such an essay is rather dense and sleep-inducing. Plus, most of us are not in the mergers and acquisition business — yet. But most of us still find the time »

Mash-ups pick the next president

March 7, 2008 • 0
I’ve barely finished watching the Daily Show’s analysis of Hillary’s comeback Tuesday and already I’m getting twitchy for fresh punditry and predictions. I want to know today what’s going to happen on April 22 — when Pennsylvania, a delegate-loaded state, holds its primary. That’s why I’m on Intrade.com, one of a slew of prediction markets »

Negative incentives ensure commitment

February 22, 2008 • 400
For the past two hours, instead of writing this column, I’ve been lurking on Gawker and watching Lost. The looming deadline just wasn’t incentive enough to bang out these 650 words. But what if there was money at stake — say, $100? So I signed myself up at Stickk.com, a new venture developed by Ian »

Facebook, Ikea: Tyrants of youthful sensibility

January 25, 2008 • 2
The other weekend I was dragged to Ikea by my girlfriend. Her parents happened to be in town so, naturally, she wanted a new bedroom. What’s brilliant about Ikea is how they can get customers like my girlfriend’s parents — the kind of people who would never dream of assembling their own computer or growing »

Conference takes action against malaria

January 26, 2007 • 0
With colorful bed nets and a similarly kid-friendly title, the “Veto the ‘Squito” campaign launched by a Yale Law School-affiliated organization has a serious mission: saving the lives of African children for $10 each. An international video conference held yesterday and sponsored by the Yale Law School chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy focused on »

Law School grad wins ‘Survivor’

December 19, 2006 • 1231
On Sunday, Yul Kwon LAW ’00 won the controversial “Survivor: Cook Islands” competition, which featured a twist on the series in which contestants were divided along racial lines. With a cool head and focus on strategy, Kwon beat out 20 other contestants — including the runner-up Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth, who bested Kwon in physical challenges »

Law students sue government in immigration case

December 17, 2006 • 23
Students from a Yale Law School human rights clinic filed suit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, accusing it of discrimination against Latino immigrants in Danbury, CT. The case stems from the trial of 11 immigrants living in Danbury, most of them represented by the law students, who were jailed after an undercover »

Report reveals gender-linked differences in law career paths

December 8, 2006 • 1
For female lawyers, including Law School alumnae, concerns about work-life balance may push them toward more flexible careers than their male peers, often in public service rather than corporate sectors. According to a report released Thursday by the Association for Legal Career Professionals, while only five percent of all lawyers work part-time, 90 percent of »

Law clinic sues over immigration

November 28, 2006 • 0
The Yale Law School human rights clinic sued the Department of Homeland Security last week in federal court to release records on Operation Front Line, a secret national security program targeting illegal immigrants. Students in the clinic filed the suit in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut after a Freedom of Information Act request they »

Law clinic aids low-income seniors

November 14, 2006 • 0
Collaborations between church officials and law students may be rare, but a recent partnership between Yale Law School and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has made a new low-income senior housing project a possibility. Construction on an 18-unit apartment complex for low-income seniors will start today at 120 Goffe St. The $3.2 million project, expected to »

Grads favored as Law admits

November 10, 2006 • 0
One in four, maybe more. One in three, could be me. One in six, could end up at Yale Law. Getting into the top law school in the country is a difficult feat, but graduates of Yale College are finding the task a little bit easier. Eighty-six of the Law School’s 600 current students are »

Law dean is smart, sexy

November 1, 2006 • 0
Ally McBeal has nothing on Law School Dean of Admissions Asha Rangappa LAW ’00. Rangappa was voted America’s hottest female law school dean by visitors to the site “Above the Law,” a popular online legal tabloid, garnering over a third of the 8,000 votes cast in the mid-October poll. A former FBI agent trained to »