Law school

School Notes: Yale Law School
March/April 2022

Heather K. Gerken |

Professor honored by American Society for Legal History

The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) elected Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law James Q. Whitman ’79, ’88JD, as an honorary fellow. The society reserves its highest honor for distinguished historians whose scholarship has made a significant impact on legal history and influenced the work of others. The honorary fellows were recognized during the ASLH annual awards ceremony in November 2021. Whitman’s award-winning articles and books have been published internationally and were recognized during the presentation. His most recent book, Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law, was named one of Foreign Affairs’ Best Books of 2017. 

Seven students selected as Kerry Fellows

Seven Yale Law School students have been named Kerry Fellows for the 2021–22 academic year. The Kerry Fellows were selected for their outstanding academic and, if appropriate, professional achievement, with some priority given to interdisciplinary work in the core subjects on which the Kerry Initiative is focused: global climate change and oceans issues, democracy, failed and failing states, the challenge of authoritarian populism, America’s civilian security capacity, public diplomacy, technology in foreign policy, and economic opportunity and development. The student fellows from the Law School are Mikhail Grant ’24, Lorand Laskai ’22, Evan Lisman ’24, Brian Liu ’24, William McGee ’24, Alexandria Miskho ’22, and Angela Remus ’22.

Five Yale Law students receive public interest fellowships

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom named five Yale Law School students as 2022 Skadden Fellows. The Skadden Fellowship Foundation awarded Nicole Cabanez ’22, Paula Garcia-Salazar ’22, Shariful Khan ’22, Jacquelyn Oesterblad ’22, and Delaram Takyar ’22 two-year fellowships to pursue the practice of public interest law full-time. The Skadden Fellowship Foundation seeks to improve legal services for the poor and promote economic independence, funding more than 900 fellowships since 1988. Ninety percent of Skadden Fellows remain in public service, with many still working on the same issues as their original fellowship projects. 

The comment period has expired.