Q&A: Yale Law professor Amy Chua

January 18, 2011 • 2
Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua published a controversial article Jan. 8 titled “Why Chinese Parents Are Superior” in the Wall Street Journal. The article — excerpted from her book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” — garnered thousands of comments online and inspired dozens of articles in reponse to Chua’s controversial take on liberal »

Students, profs say Chua is misunderstood

January 18, 2011 • 4
Last week, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua published an article in The Wall Street Journal titled “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” — but despite the flashy headline, Chua’s views may be far tamer. The article, excerpted from Chua’s book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” was published just days before the book’s Jan. 11 »

YLS employment stays high

January 14, 2011 • 736
For many, a legal degree may not be worth its cost, as a much-talked-about New York Times article published last weekend pointed out. But for graduates of Yale Law School, the number one school in the nation, the juris doctorate remains profitable. The article painted a bleak picture of employment prospects for law school graduates: »

Librarian Cohen mourned at Law School

January 10, 2011 • 0
Morris L. Cohen, renowned librarian and professor at Yale Law School, died Dec. 18 at his home in New Haven. He was 83. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Law and a lecturer at the Law School since 1991, but was best known for his work as the Law School librarian from 1981 to 1991. His »

Morris Cohen, law librarian and Yale Law professor, dies

December 26, 2010 • 689
Morris L. Cohen, beloved librarian and professor at Yale Law School, died last Saturday at his home in New Haven. He was 83. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Law and a lecturer at the Law School since 1991. He served as the Law School librarian from 1981 to 1991. In his obituary, the New York »

SOM receives $50M pledge

December 20, 2010 • 0
Updated: December 20, 4:19 p.m. The Yale School of Management has received a pledged $50 million gift from Ned Evans ’64 to support the construction of its new campus, the Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications announced Monday morning. In honor of the gift — the largest in SOM’s history — the new SOM »

SOM on the rise

December 3, 2010 • 1
Yale administrators hope that a new curriculum, campus and a dean with a proven track-record will push the School of Management to the next level. SOM, which is currently ranked 11th in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report, redesigned its curriculum in 2006, is building a new campus on Whitney Avenue and »

Law School labors on Promise

November 30, 2010 • 0
Members of a Yale Law School clinic helped draft the multi-million dollar agreement between the University and the city that resulted in the New Haven Promise. Lindsey Luebchow LAW ’11, student director of the Education Reform group in the Community and Development clinic at the law school, said she and her colleagues mediated the negotiation »

Briefly: Gaston DIV ’13 leaves Tampa jail

November 29, 2010 • 0
Herron Gaston DIV ’13, the student arrested earlier this month on four counts of sexual battery, was released from a Florida jail last Wednesday on a $30,000 bond. Gaston, who was arrested in Connecticut by U.S. Marshals for charges involving a 17-year-old boy in a University of Southern Florida mentorship program, was extradited to Florida »

Counterterrorism expert discusses al-Qaida

November 12, 2010 • 0
Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), spoke with the News Thursday after giving a talk at Yale Law School titled “Reflections on the Fight Against al-Qaida: The Evolving Threat and Our Evolving Response.” For more than an hour, Leiter spoke about the line between privacy and security, the role of technology in »

Struggling without structure

November 9, 2010 • 9
When Oxford undergraduate Oz Woloshyn came to study for a year at Yale, he had little guidance — no academic advisor, no residential college to live in, and no orientation program to introduce him to New Haven. Although he was at Yale as part of the non-degree special students program — a 33-year-old program designed »

Div student faces extradition

November 8, 2010 • 2
Herron Gaston DIV ’13, whom U.S. Marshals arrested in New Haven Thursday for sexual battery, remains in Connecticut while police work to extradite him to Florida. Christopher Daniel, spokesman for the police department at the University of South Florida — where Gaston was a mentor in a summer program and allegedly committed battery against a »