Yale opens pioneer ethics clinic

March 3, 2011
A new clinic on professional ethics at the Yale Law School is the first of its kind in the nation. The Ethics Bureau at Yale, started by Law School lecturer Lawrence Fox, advises lawyers on how to proceed when faced with violations of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct — a set of professional standards »
While the “spicy Szechuan dinner” with law school professors sold for $1,000, the Mustaches for Public Interest competition raised $750.

YLS karaoke, mustaches rake in thousands

February 28, 2011
Last Friday, a “spicy Szechuan” dinner with Yale Law School professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld sold for $1,000 at the Law School’s annual Public Interest Auction. Around 250 members of the Law School community attended the auction, which raised nearly $44,000 for the Law School’s public interest fellowships for recent graduates and graduating third »

YLS clinic helps Indian street vendors

February 25, 2011
For its first trip abroad since it started this year, a Yale Law School clinic traveled to India this January to protect the rights of the country’s street vendors. Yale’s Transnational Development Clinic collaborated with India’s Self-Employed Women’s Association — a non-governmental organization that primarily protects women whose work is unregulated — to suggest policy »

Undergrads seek preprofessional training

February 17, 2011
Dissatisfied with Yale’s aversion to preprofessional education, some students have turned to the School of Management to supplement their studies. School of Management Dean Sharon Oster said classes at her school can provide a different kind of education for juniors and seniors, who are allowed to enroll in many of the school’s elective classes. While »

Stanford Law tuition spikes

February 15, 2011
Last week, Stanford Law School announced that its tuition, currently $44,880, will increase by 5.75 percent for the next academic year. This increase, announced simultaneously with a universitywide tuition rise of 3.5 percent, will allow Stanford to pay faculty more and reinstate positions that were lost during the recession, Board of Trustees President Leslie Hume »
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’80 LAW ’84 defended the constitutionality of Obamacare in an op-ed.

Amar defends Obamacare

February 11, 2011
Two Yalies — Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’80 LAW ’84 and acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal LAW ’95 ­— are publicly defending the constitutionality of Obamacare. Amar’s Feb. 6 piece in The Los Angeles Times, “Constitutional Showdown,” argued that Congress has the power to regulate the national health care industry. »

Snyder prepares for role as dean

February 11, 2011
The School of Management’s incoming dean Edward Snyder is not on campus yet, but he is readying himself for his new post. Though he will not take the helm until next fall, Snyder is already planning the school’s new direction, which will involve increased integration with other Yale graduate and professional schools. To begin getting »
Andrew Barnett FES ’12, who is also studying at the Divinity School, teaches students to harvest corn at the Yale Divinity Farm.

Students getting dual degrees

February 7, 2011
For a small segment of Yale’s population, one graduate degree is not enough. Students at Yale’s graduate and professional schools can pursue degrees on different campuses simultaneously if they are accepted to more than one program, but nine joint candidates interviewed said doing so involves overcoming significant financial and logistical challenges. For a select few, »

Yalies mull law school

February 3, 2011
For the first time in recent memory, the number of applicants to law schools nationwide is falling. The 12 percent decrease in law applications comes about a month after the publication of a popular article about post-graduation prospects for law students in the New York Times titled, “Is Law School A Losing Game?” The article »

Oetken LAW ’91 could be first openly gay federal judge

January 31, 2011
J. Paul Oetken LAW ’91, a Jan. 26 judicial nominee in Manhattan, is poised to become the first openly gay man to serve as a federal judge if appointed. Oetken is currently the senior vice president and associate general counsel of Cablevision, a cable television company primarily serving customers on the eastern seaboard. He has »

YLS professor preps Obama on U.S.-China

January 28, 2011
Yale Law School Professor Paul Gewirtz was one of five experts called in to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama before his Jan. 19 summit with Chinese President Hu Jintao. Gewirtz, who advised former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 on relations with China in 1997-’98 and founded and directs the China Law Center at YLS, »

YLS tackles gender violence in Sudan

January 26, 2011
Students at the Yale Law School are working to address gender-based violence in Southern Sudan. The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at the Law School published a report this Monday, prepared by three Law School students, that details the rise and prevalence of rape and violence against women in Southern Sudan and recommends »