The Yale Law Journal



Presidential Power to Terminate International Agreements

Can President Trump unilaterally withdraw the United States from any and all international agreements to which the United States is a party? This Essay argues that constitutional, functional, and comparative-law considerations dictate that the answer is a resounding “no.” 

12 Nov 2018
International LawConstitutional LawSeparation of Powers


Reflections on the 2017 Tax Act

The 2017 Tax Act, sometimes called the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, has been heralded by some as historic reform and by others as Armageddon. This Collection analyzes the Act, exploring the process by which it was passed, the values that undergird its policies, and how specific provisions will affect

25 Oct 2018


An Exchange on the Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws

The American Law Institute is currently engaged in drafting a new restatement on the subject of Conflict of Laws. In this exchange, Lea Brilmayer & Daniel B. Listwa debate the merits of the new restatement with Kermit Roosevelt III & Bethan R. Jones.

22 Oct 2018
Conflict of Laws


Securing Public Interest Law’s Commitment to Left Politics

Through an analysis of the challenges facing the “new working class,” this Essay argues that in order to advance their clients’ interests, progressive lawyers must redefine public interest law such that it centers on a commitment to developing left political power.

21 Oct 2018
Civil Rights LawLabor and Employment Law


Beyond the Box: Safeguarding Employment for Arrested Employees

Most criminal system reform efforts neglect the collateral consequences experienced by individuals with pending criminal cases. This Essay argues that meaningful reform requires enhanced protections for current employees and applicants with open criminal cases.

20 Oct 2018
Criminal ProcedureCivil Rights LawLabor and Employment Law


Religious Exemptions and Antidiscrimination Law in Masterpiece Cakeshop

Conversation about Masterpiece Cakeshop has focused on the Court’s holding that decisionmakers must treat those seeking religious exemptions with respect. This Essay brings to light the case’s broader guidance on religious exemptions under the Free Exercise Clause and what that means for judicial and legislative actors going forward. 

14 Sep 2018
Antidiscrimination LawGender and Sexual OrientationFirst Amendment


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