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

Thursday, October 25, 2018

In The Press

Lawsuit: Trump Punishing The Press Is Unconstitutional

Richard French Live

Students from Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) are interviewed about the clinic’s involvement in a First Amendment lawsuit filed against President Trump.

Monday, September 17, 2018


Thursday, July 19, 2018


Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Monday, November 27, 2017


Monday, November 27, 2017


Thursday, November 9, 2017


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In The Press

No One Likes Excessive Fines, But No One Can Define Them, Either—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

In The Press

How to get an up-or-down vote on U.S. involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen

White House Watch

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in a White House Watch article about the path to an up-or-down vote on ending U.S. complicity with the Saudi war in Yemen.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In The Press

Recounts Are Always Unsatisfying. Get Used to Them.—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 9, 2018

In The Press

Does the Constitution Require Birthright Citizenship?

National Constitution Center/ We the People

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 took part in a National Constitution Center podcast where he discussed birthright citizenship.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In The Press

Who Owns the Supreme Court?—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Yale Law School.

Monday, November 5, 2018

In The Press

COMMENTARY: President Trump’s Latest Idea: A Cruel and Unconstitutional Attack on American Birthrights

Black Press USA

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 is quoted in a commentary by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. about birthright citizenship.

Student Profile Videos


Johannes Buchheim

A student perspective on the LLM program.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

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