Conservative law students unite

February 18, 2004
Many Yale Law students and faculty members have been visible in the last six months as liberal activists — suing the Defense Department, defending former patients of Yale-New Haven Hospital, and filing briefs on behalf of Guantanamo Bay detainees. But a minority of the Law School community maintains more conservative views. Through organizations like the »

Law students give aid to city residents

February 12, 2004
Yale Law School students have been lending their expertise to legally troubled New Haven residents through a variety of legal clinics offered as classes at the Law School. Under the supervision of faculty members, including law professors Robert Solomon, Stephen Wizner and Carrol Lucht, students provide counsel and even bring cases to trial through their »

Report discloses abuse in W. Papua

February 3, 2004
Yale Law students in the school’s Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic released a report on Dec. 10 detailing human rights abuses in West Papua, Indonesia, the western half of the island of New Guinea. The report, which was prepared over the course of several years at the behest of the Indonesia Human Rights »

Conference attracts ‘Rebellious’ lawyers

February 2, 2004
Progressive activists will find a home at Yale Law School the weekend of Feb. 20-22 during the tenth annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference. Organized almost exclusively by Yale Law School students, the conference could host as many as 500 law students, lawyers, and community activists from across the country, conference co-director Ashley Walker LAW ’05 said. »

AID encourages diversity of opinion

January 29, 2004
During the tense months before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Seth Green LAW ’06 founded the non-partisan group Americans for Informed Democracy to influence U.S. foreign policy and foreign opinion about the United States. Today, with the involvement of approximately 50 Yale undergraduates as well as Law School and Graduate School students, AID has grown »

Law School contacts first admittees

January 21, 2004
Some litigious Yale seniors will be sending more than Valentines next month. A few Yale Law School applicants — whose applications are due by Feb. 14 — have already been accepted under the Law School’s rolling admissions program. But many will not find out their admissions fate until at least March or April at a »

Harvard Law joins fight vs. Solomon

January 16, 2004
Harvard Law School students and faculty members have filed amicus briefs on behalf of the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights this week, joining a growing chorus of Solomon Amendment litigants that already includes Yale Law professors and student groups. The students’ brief, which was filed on behalf of student groups from Harvard and eight »

Law School grads in China have new group

January 14, 2004
Yale College Alumni in China have belonged to the Yale Club of Beijing for years, but last month the Yale Law School community in China created its own alumni group — the Yale Law School Association of China. Victor Gao LAW ’93, who will serve as president of the group, founded the association to organize »

Law alums come together in Atlanta

January 12, 2004
ATLANTA — Seventy Yale Law School alumni from around the country gathered in Atlanta Jan. 3 over a traditional Southern meal for brief remarks by Law School Dean Anthony Kronman and a talk on the subject of “Representing Justice: From Renaissance Iconography to 21st Century Courthouses” by Law School professor Judith Resnik. Approximately 60 of »

Abou El Fadi ’86 considers suing Egyptian publication

December 10, 2003
A visiting Yale Law Professor is considering legal action against an Egyptian publication that recently published a fabricated inflammatory interview. Khaled M. Abou El Fadl ’86 said he may sue the Egyptian governmental weekly “October,” which quoted him as seriously questioning the United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East. The fabricated interview, which was »

Law students write for Guantanamo detainees

December 2, 2003
Yale Law Students in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic have obtained hands-on legal experience in recent months, helping to write amicus briefs in U.S. Supreme Court cases dealing with the detainment of foreign nationals in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Under the supervision of Yale international law professor Harold Koh, who was recently selected to be »

Harvard Law profs may file suit vs. Defense

November 20, 2003
Harvard Law School faculty members are considering filing a suit against the Department of Defense over the constitutionality of the 1995 Solomon Amendment, which forces law schools to give military recruiters equal access to their students, Harvard professors said Wednesday. Discussions about the potential suit come several weeks after 47 Harvard Law professors sent a »