Akhil Amar
Staff Columnist
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AMAR & LIPKA: Towards a New Yale

George Pierson ’26 GRD ’36 famously termed Yale “at once a tradition, a company of scholars, a society of friends.” Today, that society numbers just under 200,000 strong. Nearly 90 percent of those are Yale alumni. Indeed, virtually every student at Yale today — undergraduate, graduate, professional — is or will soon be a Yale alum. Despite this, the pages of the “Yale paper of record,” the Yale Daily News, see little discussion of and virtually no authorship by alumni. We are here to do something about that. We hope to provoke discussion and rethinking, with a goal of making a new Yale — where alumni are not sullen, not mutinous, but where they are at home. Join us.

AMAR: Third thoughts on Kavanaugh

In a Yale Daily News op-ed published on Sept. 24, I offered “Second Thoughts” on the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh ’87 LAW […]

AMAR: Second thoughts on Kavanaugh

Minutes after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh ’87 LAW ’90 to the Supreme Court, I published a controversial op-ed in The New York Times […]