The Yale Law Journal

Christen Linke Young


Childbearing, Childrearing, and Title VII: Parental Leave Policies at Large American Law Firms

Christen Linke Young

118 Yale L.J. 1182 (2009).

In a fiercely competitive labor market, large American law firms universally offer some paid leave to attorneys after the birth of the child. This Note offers an empirical investigation of those policies, finding that all firms offer paid leave to new mothers, and many fi…


Conservation Easement Tax Credits in Environmental Federalism

Christen Linke Young

Faced with a frustrating lack of federal leadership, environmentalists are increasingly focusing their energy on state and local efforts to protect our natural heritage. Many high profile projects, however, rely on unpopular mandatory standards and conflict with federal regulatory priorities. Conseq…