UPDATED: Chua’s daughter heads to Harvard (maybe)

It seems fitting that the Tiger Mother’s cub has been accepted to the Harvard Class of 2015. Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of Amy Chua, will attend Harvard next fall, the popular legal blog Above The Law reported. Her mother became the center of much media controversy this year, after she wrote an inflammatory piece in the […]

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Library dog Monty the toast of YLS

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. […]

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Law school sees application fall

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 […]

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Admissions officers question rankings

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 […]

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Law School students check out dogs

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 […]

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Yale Law still number one

It should come as no surprise that Yale Law School is still the number one law school in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings. Yale Law has held its number one spot for around two decades. The top five law schools remained the same for the second consecutive year, with the […]

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Law library offers dog for check-out

Soon Yale Law School students studying at their library may be able to check out a dog in addition to books on Constitutional law. In an email sent to students Thursday, librarian Blair Kauffman announced that the law library will run a three-day pilot program in which students can “check out” the certified library therapy […]

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Yale opens pioneer ethics clinic

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 […]

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YLS karaoke, mustaches rake in thousands

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 […]

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YLS clinic helps Indian street vendors

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 […]

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Law School fights internet censorship

Yale Law School is fighting internet censorship in schools. In conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Law School has started a campaign called “Don’t Filter Me,” which asks students to check and report schools that block LGBT content on the web. Some schools have blocked access to websites that deal with LGBT rights, […]

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Undergrads seek preprofessional training

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 […]

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