Adam Walker
Staff Reporter
Adam Walker is the University Editor of the Yale Daily News. He previously covered Yale Law School for the University desk. Originally from Long Island, New York, he is a rising junior in Branford College double majoring in Economics and American Studies.
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“Nothing short of extraordinary”: scholars discuss McInnis’ academic work

Maurie McInnis, who was selected to be Yale’s 24th president, is renowned for her work in the cultural history of American art and material cultural studies.

Ted Cruz visits Yale to talk free speech, faces student backlash

Texas Senator Ted Cruz discussed free speech controversies at Yale Law School, the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court and the intellectual diversity of Yale’s campus with political commentator Michael Knowles ’12, but was met with some backlash from student protesters.

Yale’s cultural groups respond to student arrests, extend support to pro-Palestine protesters

After Yale police arrested 48 pro-Palestine student protesters on Monday morning, several of the University’s cultural groups released statements condemning the University’s response and expressing support for the students involved in the protests.

Law School clinic’s discrimination case on behalf of Black veterans proceeds 

Judge Stefan Underhill LAW ’84 permitted Monk v. United States — a case accusing the Department of Veteran Affairs of racial discrimination against Black veterans — to proceed, marking a rare instance in which a case seeking to redress historical discrimination overcame a motion to dismiss.

Former Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta ’96 visits Law School

At an event co-hosted by five Yale Law School student organizations, former Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta ’96 spoke in the Sterling Law Building on April 11.

Yale Law clinical lecturer files amicus brief on Colorado’s habitual criminal law

With the support of research assistants Balen Essak-Hernandez LAW ’25 and Courtney Perales LAW ’25, law professor Daniel Loehr filed an amicus brief in a case before the Colorado Supreme Court arguing that the states’ habitual criminal law is rooted from the eugenics movement.

PROFILE: Erin Hawley — the YLS grad challenging abortion pills at the Supreme Court

In 2021, Erin Morrow Hawley LAW ’05 — a former law clerk of Chief Justice John Roberts and wife of Republican senator Josh Hawley LAW ’06 — joined the legal group that helped argue against the right to an abortion in Dobbs. Today, she is the lead counsel in the next major abortion case to reach the Supreme Court, which could significantly restrict nationwide access to abortion pills if the Court aligns with Hawley’s arguments.

Law School hosts ‘Crossing Divides’ event with Bush-appointed judge, Obama administration official 

Retired Judge Thomas Griffith of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke about their professional experiences working together from opposing sides of the political spectrum.

Interdisciplinary graduate course set to yield four two-family homes in Newhallville

The course, first taught in the fall of 2022, is a collaboration between Yale Law School, the School of Architecture and the School of Management.

Law School hosts Freedom of Information Act bootcamp

On March 26, Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, the Information Society Project and the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression co-hosted an event focused on guiding journalists through the process of requesting access to government records.

PROFILE: Michael Braham’s journey from prison to law school

Through Yale Law School’s Access to Law School Program, Braham — who was incarcerated for 25 years — is set to attend law school in the fall.