Recent Submissions

  • A Conversation with Abraham S. Goldstein

    Collier, Bonnie (2012-01-01)
    abraham samuel goldstein (1925-2005) served as the eleventh dean of the Yale Law School during the years from 1970 to 1975. A graduate of the City College of New York, he received an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1949 and became a clerk for Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Joining the YLS faculty in 1956, Goldstein was named Sterling Professor of Law in 1975, the year he returned to teaching after his deanship. Goldstein’s publications include The Insanity Defense (1967); The Myth of Judicial Supervision on Three Inquisitorial Systems (1977); The Passive Judiciary: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Guilty Plea (1980); as well as numerous articles on criminal law and procedure.
  • A Conversation with Elias Clark

    Collier, Bonnie (2014-01-01)
    Elias Clark (1921–2011), a member of both the Yale Law School and Yale University communities, served on the faculty of Yale Law School from 1949 to 2004, and as Master of Silliman College from 1962 to 1981. “Eli” Clark earned a B.A. from Yale College in 1943, an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1947, and a Master of Arts degree from Yale University in 1958. From 1944 to 1945, he flew C-47s as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. As a faculty member of Yale Law School, he specialized in property, family law, and estate taxation. He was named a Professor of Law in 1958 and the Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law in 1969. In 1991, he was named the Lafayette S. Foster Professor Emeritus and Myres S. McDougal Professorial Lecturer in Law. He retired from Yale Law School in 2004 after more than fifty-five years of service.
  • A Conversation with Ralph S. Brown

    Collier, Bonnie (2014-01-01)
    Ralph S. Brown (1913–1998), Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law, was a member of the Yale Law School faculty for more than fifty years, from 1946 until 1998, serving as associate dean from 1965 to 1970. A graduate of Yale College (1935) and the Yale Law School (1939), he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and as a lawyer in the Office of Price Administration in Washington, D.C. Brown taught and wrote extensively in the field of intellectual property, including copyright, defamation, and privacy. Among his publications are: “Advertising and the Public Interest: Legal Protection of Trade and Symbols,” Yale Law Journal (1948) Loyalty and Security: Employment Tests in the United States (1958) Cases on Copyright, Unfair Competition and Other Topics (1960)
  • A Conversation with Jan Deutsch

    Collier, Bonnie (2018-01-01)
    JAN DEUTSCH (1935–2016) earned a B.A., Ph.D. (political science), and LL.B. from Yale as well as an M.A. from Cambridge. He then served as a clerk to Justice Potter Stewart. After a brief period in practice, he joined the Yale Law School faculty, teaching and writing in the areas of corporations, securities regulations, jurisprudence, and constitutional law. He was the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Emeritus. Three of his notable publications are: Selling the People’s Cadillac: The Edsel and Corporate Responsibility (1976); “Neutrality, Legitimacy, and the Supreme Court: Some Intersections Between Law and Political Science,” Stanford Law Review (1969); and The Law of Corporations: What Corporate Lawyers Do (with J. Bianco) (1976).
  • A Conversation with Louis H. Pollak

    Collier, Bonnie (2012-01-01)
    LOUIS H. POLLAK (1922 – 2012) served as dean of the Yale Law School from 1965 to 1970. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1943, an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1948, and clerked for Wiley Rutledge at the U.S. Supreme Court. He joined the Yale Law School faculty in 1955. In 1974, Pollak joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, serving as dean from 1975 until 1978, when he was appointed Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Pollak published widely in the area of Constitutional Law and served on the board of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
  • A Conversation with Leon Lipson

    Collier, Bonnie (2013-01-01)
    LEON LIPSON (1921-2005) was a member of the Yale Law School faculty from 1957 until his retirement in 1992, having been appointed the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence in 1997. A graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School (1950), Lipson also held a graduate degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from Harvard. His fields of interest were comparative and international law, specifically Soviet law, and the law of outer space.
  • A Conversation with Myres S. McDougal

    Collier, Bonnie (2013-01-01)
    Myres S. McDougal (1906–1998), a member of the Yale Law School faculty for fifty years, became Sterling Professor of International Law in 1958. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, received an LL.B there, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and earned a J.S.D. from Yale in 1931. He served as assistant general counsel of the U.S. Lend-Lease Administration during World War II. He then returned to Yale Law School, where he and Harold Lasswell developed the influential policy science approach to international law. Some of McDougal’s publications include: The Law School of the Future: From Legal Realism to Policy Science in the World Community (1947). The Public Order of the Oceans: A Contemporary International Law of the Sea (1962, with William T. Burke). Law and Public Order in Space (1963, with Harold D. Lasswell). Human Rights and World Public Order: The Basic Policies of an International Law of Human Dignity (1980, with Harold D. Lasswell and Lung-chu Chen). The International Law of War: Transnational Coercion and World Public Order (1994, with Florentino P. Felciano).
  • A Conversation with Harry H. Wellington

    Collier, Bonnie (2014-01-01)
    Harry Hillel Wellington (1926–2011) served as the twelfth dean of Yale Law School, from 1975 to 1985. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1952. He clerked for Court of Appeals Judge Calvert Magruder and for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter. Wellington joined the Yale Law School faculty in 1956 and was named the Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law in 1967. He became Sterling Professor in 1983. From 1992 to 2000, he was dean of the New York Law School. Among Wellington’s publications are The Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court at the Bar of Politics with Alexander Bickel (1986); Interpreting the Constitution: The Supreme Court and the Process of Adjudication (1990); and numerous articles.
  • A Conversation with Eugene V. Rostow

    Collier, Bonnie (2012-01-01)
    EUGENE V. ROSTOW (1913 – 2002) served as dean of the Yale Law School from 1955 until 1965 and became Sterling Professor of Law and Public Affairs in 1984. A 1933 graduate of Yale College, he received an LL.B from Yale Law School in 1937 and was editorin- chief of The Yale Law Journal. Rostow served as the State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs from 1966 to 1969 and director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Reagan administration. Among Rostow’s books are Planning for Freedom (1959); The Sovereign Prerogative (1962); Law, Power, and the Pursuit of Peace (1968); The Ideal in Law (1978); A Breakfast for Bonaparte (1993). Note: this interview was intended to be the first of three. Unfortunately, Eugene Rostow was not well enough to sit for further meetings.
  • A Conversation with Boris I. Bittker

    Collier, Bonnie (2013-01-01)
    BORIS BITTKER (1916-2005) was a member of the Yale Law School faculty from 1946 until his retirement in 1983 and was named Sterling Professor of Law in 1970. A graduate of Cornell (1938) and Yale Law School (1941), Bittker clerked for Judge Jerome Frank of the U.S. Court of Appeals. He was an attorney in the Lend Lease Administration in Washington, D.C. and received a purple heart for service during World War II. Bittker published widely in the field of taxation, and among other important works, wrote The Case for Black Reparations (1973).