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School Notes: Yale Law School
September/October 2017

Heather K. Gerken |

YLS announces new faculty members

Four new faculty members joined the Law School on July 1. Monica C. Bell ’09JD, associate professor of law, specializes in criminal justice, police-community relations in the context of social marginality, and the intersection of police regulation with related fields of law such as family, housing, and social services provision. She received an MSc in equality studies from University College Dublin and her JD from Yale Law School. Samuel Moyn, professor of law, studies international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, in both historical and current perspective. Moyn received a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California–Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard in 2001. Douglas NeJaime, professor of law, teaches and writes in the areas of family law, law and sexuality, constitutional law, law and social movements, and legal ethics. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a JD from Harvard. Marisol Orihuela ’08JD, clinical associate professor of law, specializes in criminal law and immigration law. Her legal research focuses on the intersection of criminal, immigration, and mental health law. She received a BA from Boston College and her JD from Yale Law School.

Book profiles influential lawyers

In Pillars of Justice: Lawyers and the Liberal Tradition (Harvard University Press, 2017), Sterling Professor Emeritus Owen Fiss explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through accounts of 13 lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century. Two of those portrayed, Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan, were US Supreme Court justices. Others, like John Doar and Burke Marshall ’51, set the civil rights policies of the federal government during the 1960s. The lawyers who are profiled came from diverse backgrounds and held various political views. Fiss tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and legal principles they served.

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