How We Are Involved


About Constitutional Law

The Law School is renowned as a center for scholarship in constitutional law, and prominent scholars are well represented on the School’s faculty. Opportunities to study, research, and write on this topic are plentiful, and the Law School provides a range of opportunities—from lecture series and special events, to an exhaustive list of courses—for students to focus on various aspects of constitutional law.

Faculty

Course Offerings

Activities

A variety of the Law School’s centers and workshops, lecture series, and special events deal specifically with constitutional law issues.

Centers & Programs

Lecture & Events

Publications & Journals

The Yale Law School faculty produce some of the world’s foremost works on constitutional theory an student journals offer articles by prominent scholars, practitioners, and students on the theory and practice of constitutional law.

The Yale Law Journal

Friday, March 24, 2017


News

Floyd Abrams ’59 Writes New Book on First Amendment

In The Soul of the First Amendment (Yale University Press; publication date April 25, 2017), Floyd Abrams '59, America’s best-known First Amendment lawyer and an award winning legal scholar, examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world, including democratic nations such as Canada and England.

Friday, March 24, 2017


News

Floyd Abrams ’59 Writes New Book on First Amendment

In The Soul of the First Amendment (Yale University Press; publication date April 25, 2017), Floyd Abrams '59, America’s best-known First Amendment lawyer and an award winning legal scholar, examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world, including democratic nations such as Canada and England.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


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Friday, March 24, 2017


In The Press

Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Balkinization

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


In The Press

Can senators reject Gorsuch for purely political reasons? And other confirmation questions, answered—A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84

Los Angeles Times

Akhil Reed Amar ’84 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


In The Press

How the First Amendment Applies to Trump’s Presidency—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

NewYorker.com

Lincoln Caplan is a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


In The Press

Want to Know Where Supreme Court Nominees Stand? Don’t Bother Asking

The New York Times

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Robert Post ’77 is quoted in an article and video about Senate confirmation hearings for those nominated to the Supreme Court.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


In The Press

Senate Democrats Lighting The Grill For Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearings

National Public Radio/ Morning Edition

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel is quoted in an article about the upcoming confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch, nominated to the Supreme Court.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


In The Press

Commentary: Principles to guide a nation through issues that divide us—A Commentary by Peter H. Schuck

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos


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A student perspective on clinics, human rights law, and student organizations.

We have to ask ourselves if we really believe we don’t have a person to waste, if we really think people who follow our laws — no matter how different they are from us — should have a place at the American table.”


President Bill Clinton

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