This collection features Yale Law School Faculty and distinguished guests speaking on how the law affects government and visa versa.
A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan
Professor Michael Graetz discusses the ideas presented in his new book "100 Million Unnecessary Returns" in which he takes on the U.S. tax code, arguing that the system should be completely restructured.
Publicly Funded Scientific Research: Your Rights to Access
Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the public’s right to access the results of publicly funded scientific research. Dr. Varmus’s lecture is the Arthur Allen Leff Fellowship Lecture at Yale Law School for the 2006-2007 academic year. (March 26, 2007)
The Democracy Index: Why Our Election System is Failing and How to Fix it
Professor Heather Gerken discusses her new book "The Democracy Index: Why Our Election System is Failing and How to Fix it" in which she proposes a ranking system that would rate the performance of state and local election systems.
An Urban Mayor's Perspective on Public Interest Advocacy
Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., gives the keynote address at the 10th Annual Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium.
Intellectual Property in the Age of Epidemics
The Federalists Society at Yale Law School sponsored a debate on intellectual property protections concerning human rights and medical innovation between NYU Law Professor Richard Epstein and YLS visiting Assoc Professor Amy Kapczynski.
National Security Law, Lawyers and Lawyering in the Obama Administration
The Honorable Jeh Charles Johnson, General Counsel of the Department of Defense, delivered the following Dean’s Lecture at Yale Law School on Feb. 22, 2012. Johnson discussed lawyering in the Obama Administration in this lecture, titled “National Security Law, Lawyers and Lawyering in the Obama Administration.”