Attridge to retire as dean of the Divinity School

May 16, 2011
UPDATED 11:50 a.m. Yale Divinity School Dean Harold Attridge will be retiring from his position as dean on June 30, 2012. He will have been dean for ten years. Attridge announced his decision in a May 3 letter to the Divinity School community, stating that he wanted to answer colleagues who had been asking him »

SOM to move ahead with construction

May 5, 2011
UPDATED: 12:05 p.m. After clearing legal hurdles, the Yale School of Management has broken ground on its new campus. Deputy Dean of SOM Stanley Garstka said in an e-mail to the News Thursday that a judge ruled last week against a lawsuit challenging the zoning requirements of the new campus, adding that the plaintiff confirmed »

YLS dog rentals to continue

April 21, 2011
The Yale Law School’s therapy dog is here to stay. A pilot program last month that allowed law students to rent Monty — a brown, hypoallergenic 21-pound border terrier mix — was so well received that the library will allow students to borrow the dog in May before final exams, said Law School Director of »
Roughly 25 percent of Yale Law’s class of 2013 received undergraduate degrees from either Harvard College or Yale College; nearly 50 percent of the class went to schools in the Ivy League or Stanford.

UP CLOSE | Tracing the elite law cycle

April 18, 2011
It didn’t take long for Olivia Luna LAW ’13 to notice that something was a bit odd about the other first-years she met at Yale Law School this fall. Luna — who studied history and anthropology at University of California, Berkeley in her undergraduate years — said she and her friends often joked that around »

Meet SOM’s new deans

April 14, 2011
This fall, Yale’s School of Management will welcome a new dean, Edward Snyder, who previously served as dean of the University of Chicago’s top-ranked Booth School of Business. Jeanette Gorgas assumed her post as senior associate dean for the MBA program this Monday, just days after being hired. The two sat down to talk to »

SOM applications steady

April 12, 2011
Despite big changes at the Yale School of Management, including the creation of a new campus on Sachem Street, applications to the school held steady this year. In addition to a new campus, the school hired Edward Snyder, previously dean of University of Chicago’s top-ranked Booth School of Business, as dean beginning next fall. Still, »

School of Management adds administrator

April 7, 2011
On Monday, future School of Management Dean Edward Snyder announced the creation of a new position at the school: senior associate dean for the Master’s of Business Administration program. The position will be filled April 11 by Jeanette Gorgas, who served most recently as a senior vice president for Bank of America and was also »
Eighty percent of first-year law students at Yale Law School took time off between college and law school.

Gap years strengthen law school plans

April 7, 2011
With jobs hard to come by in the current economy, some undergraduates turn to law school as a fallback plan, but Yale Law students interviewed said working after college can lead to a more directed and productive law school experience. Only 20 percent of the first-year class at Yale Law School came straight from college, »

Library dog Monty the toast of YLS

March 31, 2011
Dog days have come to Yale Law School. A staple at hospitals, nursing homes and retirement homes since World War II, therapy dogs have begun to appear on college campuses, providing an outlet for stressed students at schools including the University of California, San Diego, Tufts University and — as of this Monday — Yale. »

Law school sees application fall

March 30, 2011
Like its peers across the nation, Yale Law School has seen a drop in applications this year. Yale Law Director of Public Affairs Janet Conroy said that as of the application deadline date March 1, applications to Yale Law were down 16.5 percent, from 3,797 applications last year to 3,172 this year. This decrease is »

Admissions officers question rankings

March 23, 2011
Yale Law School is still No. 1 according to this year’s U.S. News and World Report rankings, released March 15, but the fairness of the assessment — and of such ratings in general — has been called into question. Law school applicants value school ranking more than any other factor, said Jeff Olson, vice president »

Law School students check out dogs

March 21, 2011
Soon Yale Law School students studying at their library will be able to check out a dog in addition to their textbooks. In an email to students March 10, librarian Blair Kauffman announced that the law library will run a three-day pilot program beginning March 28 in which students can “check out” the certified library »