This collection features Yale Law School Faculty and distinguished guests speaking on the topic of law and ethics.
A Matter of Principle: Vince Foster and the Attorney-Client Privilege
Attorney James Hamilton, a 1963 graduate of Yale Law School and a partner in the firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses issues surrounding Vince Foster and the legal concept of attorney-client privilege. The talk is part of the Dean’s Program on the Profession, featuring Yale Law School graduates who have led fascinating professional careers and wish to share their experiences with current students.
Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age
Faculty book review with Yale Law School Professor of Law, Daniel Markovits who discusses his new book, "A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age.
Confronting the Seduction of Choice: Law, Education, and American Pluralism
Martha Minow '79, Harvard Law School Dean gave the Robert M. Cover Lecture in Law and Religion at Yale Law School on March 22, 2010. The lecture is entitled "'Confronting the Seduction of Choice: Law, Education, and American Pluralism".
Heeding Gideon's Call: Defending Indigent Criminal Defendants
Stephen Bright discusses the present state of the criminal justice system in the U.S. in a talk called "Heeding Gideon's Call: Defending Indigent Criminal Defendants." Stephen Bright is the President of the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Patent litigation: Monsanto's gentiocally modified seeds vs organic framers
America's largest agribusiness, Monsanto has been sued by a coalition of over 80 farmers whose land has been contaminated by the company's genetically-modified seeds
Gene Patents: Advancing Medicine or Capturing Humanity?
On February 14, 2012, Yale Law School’s Information Society Project hosted a panel discussion about gene patents at Yale Law School. Panelists included: Chris Hansen, attorney for the ACLU; Richard Marsh, General Counsel of Myriad Genetics; Rochelle Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law at NYU; and Dr. Allen Bale, Director of the DNA Diagnostic Lab and Professor of Genetics at the Yale School of Medicine. The panelists discussed whether human genes should be patentable. Is isolated DNA a "product of nature" or a "man-made invention?" Do gene patents on balance promote innovation or harm it?