Upcoming Events

PSRJ: Doug NeJaime

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

Obergefell and New Frontiers in LGBT Family Law?

Now that same-sex couples have a nationwide right to marry, a new generation of questions about the legal regulation of the family is emerging. Marriage equality was enabled by – and in turn enables – a model of parenthood that focuses less on gender and biology and more on functional and intentional relationships.  The boundaries and implications of this model of parenthood are being tested by developments in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and nonbiological parentage.  These developments implicate different-sex and same-sex couples, biological and nonbiological parents, and marital and nonmarital families.

Law & Technology Speaker Series: Vern Norviel

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Secure your Startup: How to Acquire and Protect IP

ABSTRACT: In the early stages of a life sciences company, the lawyer plays an important role.  This talk will outline the lawyer’s role, including the process for getting intellectual property into the company from a university, early issues that arise in company formation, interactions with the venture capital community, and some of the current legal issues that arise in the area of intellectual property for a young startup.  These IP issues include questions around the ability to obtain diagnostic patents, and patents for natural products.


Call for Abstracts and Participants: Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:15pm

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Information Society Project at Yale Law School invite applications to participate in the fourth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC).  The conference will be held on April 30-May 1, 2016, at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. We ask all those interested in participating in the conference, whether as an author or otherwise, to respond by February 5, 2016.

Poynter: Joan Biskupic

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00pm

Joan Biskupic, an editor-in-charge for Legal Affairs at Reuters News, has covered the Supreme Court for more than twenty years and is the author of several books on the judiciary. Her most recent book, Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2014. Her earlier works include American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2009); and Sandra Day O’Connor (2005).