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School Notes: Yale Law School
January/February 2022

Heather K. Gerken |

Preparing students to be leaders

This past November, the Law School launched The Joseph C. Tsai Leadership Program, a new initiative that provides access to experts, expands career pathways, and modernizes the legal curriculum for the twenty-first century. The program was created through a partnership between the Law School and a group of alumni who are investing in the next generation of talented leaders, enabling students to chart their own unique course and make a positive impact on society no matter what career path they choose. The Tsai Leadership Program is buttressed by the creation of the Carol and Gene Ludwig Program in Public Sector Leadership and the Michael S. and Alexa B. Chae Initiative in Private Sector Leadership, which provide tailored programming and professional development opportunities for students who want to pursue nontraditional careers and leadership roles in the public and private sectors.

Townsend Professor gives inaugural lecture

In November Professor Nicholas Parrillo ’04JD, ’12PhD, gave his first lecture as the William K. Townsend Professor of Law, with a talk titled “Does Administrative Regulatory Power Violate the Constitution’s Original Meaning?” Parrillo joined the faculty of Yale Law School in 2008 as an associate professor of law and was named professor of law in 2014. His research and teaching focus on administrative law and government bureaucracy and extend to legal history, remedies, and legislation. He has a secondary appointment as a professor of history at Yale University.

Corporate law expert honored

Roberta Romano ’80JD, Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, was awarded the 2020 Ronald H. Coase Medal by the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA). Romano’s research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance and the regulation of securities markets, and financial instruments and institutions. 

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