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, November 9, 2017


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Monday, May 23, 2016


Friday, November 10, 2017

In The Press

Podcast: Is the fight against ISIS legal?

Constitutional Daily

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is a guest on a podcast of the National Constitution Center about whether the war against ISIS is legal.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In The Press

Smith v. Trump In the D.C. Circuit: A Guided Tour of the Oral Argument—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67


Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

In The Press

Will Politics Tarnish the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy?—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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In The Press

There is no 1st Amendment right to speak on a college campus—A Commentary by Robert C. Post ’77


Robert Post ’77 is a Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In The Press

An Episcopalian judge helped decide an Episcopalian dispute at S.C. Supreme Court: Was that wrong?

The Post and Courier (South Carolina)

George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law Lawrence Fox is quoted in an article about whether a that S.C. Supreme Court Justice should have recused herself from a court case that involved her church.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In The Press

Should Facebook and Twitter Be Regulated Under the First Amendment?—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan


Lincoln Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos


Steve Lindsay

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

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Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean