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.


Course Offerings


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 and student journals offer articles by prominent scholars, practitioners, and students on the theory and practice of constitutional law.

The Yale Law Journal

Friday, April 07, 2017

In The Press

Goodbye, U.S. Senate—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Los Angeles Times

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, March 24, 2017


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 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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Friday, October 7, 2016


Monday, May 23, 2016


Thursday, May 19, 2016


Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Monday, May 22, 2017

In The Press

What you need to know about the 5th Amendment and how it applies to Flynn

WFIN - 1330 AM (Findlay, Ohio)

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 is quoted in an article about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights after the Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed his personal documents.

Friday, May 19, 2017

In The Press

Four More Years? Don’t expect President Trump to go down without a fight. And he may take our Constitution with him.—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Huffington Post

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In The Press

Comey Firing Could Wake a Constitutional Wolf

Bloomberg BNA

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 is quoted in an article about congressional efforts to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

In The Press

A Warning on Trump’s Religious Liberty Order—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In The Press

Podcast: Exploring the debate over ‘sanctuary cities’

National Constitution Center/ Constitution Daily

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 was a guest on a podcast, where she discussed the future of sanctuary cities.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

In The Press

Is This a Constitutional Crisis?


Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Robert Post ’77, David Cole ’84, Saikrishna Prakash ’93, and Jamal Greene ’05 contributed to an article on the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Student Profile Videos


Steve Lindsay

A student perspective on the Federalist Society and constitutional law at Yale Law School.

I will remember most about my time here the wonderful conversations and interactions with my peers and with my professors. This is a wonderful community, very welcoming, and an amazing place to have studied the law.”

Allison Turbiville

Class of 2015