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YLS’ Liman Center releases report on solitary confinement in the U.S.

September 14, 2020

Released Sept. 14, “Time-In-Cell 2019” is the only comprehensive, current national data on the number and condition of prisoners in solitary confinement.

Aided by YLS clinic, FBI agent’s book on enhanced interrogation re-released

September 11, 2020

Material about CIA torture was withheld from the book “Black Banners” when it was released in 2011. Now it has been restored thanks to successful litigation.

David Clegg ’11 M.Div. and the path to restorative justice leadership

September 8, 2020

Clegg — a lawyer, activist, and the newest DA for New York’s Ulster County — credits his time at YDS for setting him on the road that has led him to serve.

How cash bail creates a two-tiered system of justice

September 4, 2020

The Bail Project’s Kaitlin Koga ’17 M.B.A. argues that the cash bail system perpetuates injustice, and discusses her work advocating for an alternative.

The President and Immigration Law

September 3, 2020

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez (Oxford University Press, September 2020)

Law, Ethics & Animals Program announces ‘One Health’ speaker series

September 1, 2020

“One Health: The Inseparable Fates of Animals, Humans, and the Planet” is the theme of the series of five Yale Law School-sponsored webinars.

With Yale Law clinic’s help, new DACA challenge gets federal greenlight

August 24, 2020

The plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the Trump Administration are represented in part by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Yale’s steadfast commitment to diversity

August 13, 2020

Yale is committed to educating a student body “whose diversity is a mark of its excellence,” President Peter Salovey responded to a DOJ letter about admissions.

YLS partnership secures ‘sweeping victory’ in case against Uber, Lyft

August 13, 2020

The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project has won a case against the ride-share giants for misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors.

YSM event explores ‘Anti-Blackness, Abolition, and Criminal Justice’

August 6, 2020

Held on June 22, the online conversation featured YSM’s Dr. Emily Wang, Justice Collaboratory director Tracey Meares, and community leaders.