Clerkship has perks for new law grads

April 22, 2004
When Yale Law School students graduate, they often have myriad job offers from law firms, non-profit groups and corporations awaiting them. But approximately 40 percent of students in each graduating class spend their first year after graduation working for a judge in a clerkship, according to statistics provided by the Law School’s Career Development Office. »

Elis lead fight against military recruitment

April 20, 2004
Yale Law School has been a hotbed of political activism for decades, but over the course of the last year, students and faculty members at the Law School have been particularly vocal and unified in their outspoken opposition to the 1995 Solomon Amendment. Through staging protests, wearing pins at interview days, and — most recently »

Law students seek public interest work, full-time jobs in summer

April 9, 2004
As summer approaches, some Yale undergraduates are still scrambling to write cover letters and send out resumes in a last-minute search for internships. Most students at Yale Law, however, have already secured summer jobs with groups as diverse as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Supreme Court of Israel and the U.S. Department of Justice. »

Summit reflects on equality

April 5, 2004
U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 addressed a capacity crowd in the Law School’s Levinson Auditorium Saturday afternoon, discussing civil rights and educational equality in the wake of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Decision. Clinton’s speech was the closing address of a three-day conference at the Law School on the »

NAACP looks into racial gaps in sentencing

April 1, 2004
The Greater New Haven chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has launched an investigation of racial disparities in prison sentences in the state of Connecticut. With the help of law students from Yale, Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut State University, as well as any other interested volunteers, the NAACP hopes to »

Knight ends law school fellowship

March 30, 2004
After 15 years of sponsoring a total of 74 journalists studying at the Yale Law School, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will discontinue its funding of the Knight Fellowships in Law for Journalists, effectively ending the program this fall. Law School spokeswoman Janet Conroy said three to four journalists were typically admitted »

Armed Services approves bill strengthening Solomon

March 25, 2004
The U.S. House Armed Services Committee approved a bill last week that strengthens the 1995 Solomon Amendment, which withholds federal funding from universities that restrict military recruiters’ access to their students. The full U.S. House of Representatives will soon consider the bill, called the ROTC Military Recruiter Equal Access to Campus Act. The bill, if »

French laud Ackerman’s achievements

March 3, 2004
Law School and political science professor Bruce Ackerman was awarded the Insignia of Commander of the French Order of Merit by French Minister for European Affairs Noelle Lenoir at a ceremony at the Law School Monday. Ackerman received the award for his renowned career as a scholar and teacher of constitutional law and political science. »

E-mails seek Bloom info

February 26, 2004
Three Yale seniors sent e-mails asking current and former female students of Humanities and English professor Harold Bloom if he had ever sexually harassed them, Yale spokeswoman Helaine Klasky said Wednesday. The e-mails came in the wake of a controversial week for Bloom that began with Monday’s publication of a New York Magazine article by »

Wolf ’84 writes on harassment

February 24, 2004
New York magazine published an article by Naomi Wolf ’84 on Monday in which she accuses Humanities and English professor Harold Bloom of sexually harassing her while he was her independent study advisor in 1983. Wolf’s article, “The Silent Treatment,” describes her year-long interaction with the Yale administration after she decided to draw attention to »

‘Deliberation Day’ would star politics

February 20, 2004
Yale Law professor Bruce Ackerman and Stanford communication professor James Fishkin ’70 GRAD ’75 have come up with an idea for a new national holiday — “Deliberation Day.” The idea, based on 25 “deliberative polls” Fishkin has conducted since 1988, is to designate a day in October as a holiday when Americans would meet to »

Alum alleges harassment

February 19, 2004
Feminist activist and Rhodes Scholar Naomi Wolf ’84 recently accused Humanities and English Professor Harold Bloom of sexually harassing her while she was an undergraduate at Yale, the New York Observer reported this week. Wolf’s accusations will appear in an article she is writing for next week’s New York Magazine, the Observer reported. Bloom is »