The Yale Law Journal



A Tribute to Charles Reich

Charles Reich—a beloved law professor, writer, and visionary—passed away on June 15, 2019. This Collection explores his rich life and legacy in the law and shares some of his unfinished, previously unpublished work.

16 Mar 2020
Administrative Law


Plessy Preserved: Agencies and the Effective Constitution

Federal officials enforced a “separate but equal” framework for public housing long after Brown invalidated that principle. This administrative regime wrote segregation into U.S. cities, operating as the effective Constitution for decades. This Article asks why a liberal, reformist agency chose that path—and what it teaches about administrative constitutionalism.

28 Feb 2020
Legal HistoryAdministrative LawCivil-Rights Law


The New National Security Challenge to the Economic Order

Changes in national security policy pose a fundamental challenge to international economic law. Security policies worldwide encompass many emerging threats, from cyber vulnerabilities to climate change. This expansion potentially undermines the ability of investment and trade treaties to discipline economic regulation and requires rethinking international economic institutions.


28 Feb 2020
International TradeNational Security


Sex as a Pedagogical Failure

This Feature offers an account of what is wrong with consensual professor-student sex. Such sex constitutes a failure, on the professor’s part, to satisfy the duties that arise from the practice of teaching. It often also feeds on and reinforces women students’ second-class standing in the university.

28 Feb 2020
Antidiscrimination LawGender and Sexual OrientationLegal Philosophy


Reflective Remedies

When the law’s requirements are uncertain, potential remedies for a violation of the law influence how actors behave within that zone of uncertainty. This Note proposes a new class of remedies to handle such problems. It argues that “reflective remedies” encourage socially optimal behavior when certain conditions are met.

28 Feb 2020


Better Together? The Peril and Promise of Aggregate Litigation for Trafficked Workers

Procedural rules often prevent classes of trafficked workers from vindicating their rights in court. This Note examines the difficulties that face labor-trafficking class actions and proposes a new litigation strategy. That strategy urges state attorneys general to bring a more effective kind of aggregate suit on behalf of trafficked workers.

28 Feb 2020
Civil ProcedureLabor and Employment Law


21 Jan 2020

Announcing Volume 130

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