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

Lectures & 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

Monday, March 29, 2021


In The Press

Should A President Need Congressional Approval To Declare War?

WBUR / On Point

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School Oona A. Hathaway ’97 was featured on WBUR’s On Point program to discuss presidential war powers.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021


In The Press

PEN America Lauds Settlement in Press Freedom Lawsuit

Voice of America

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David A. Schulz ’78 is quoted in a Voice of America article about a settlement where the plaintiff was represented in part by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Thursday, March 25, 2021


Oona A. Hathaway

Professor Oona A. Hathaway ’97 testified at a virtual hearing focusing on authorizations for the use of military force (AUMFs) and the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

Monday, July 27, 2020


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Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


54:44

Thursday, October 31, 2019


1:03:19

Thursday, April 8, 2021


In The Press

This Is What Judicial Activism Looks Like on the Supreme Court — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


In The Press

National Group Calls on Legal Profession to Fight Voter Suppression

Law.com

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in a Law.com article about an open letter released by Lawyers Defending American Democracy that calls on law firms, bar associations, and law schools to devote resources to protecting and expanding voter rights.

Monday, April 5, 2021


In The Press

Will the Supreme Court Abandon Federalism to Defeat Pro-labor Regulation? — A Commentary by Claire Priest ’00 and David Dana

The Hill

Claire Priest is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School. David Dana is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


In The Press

Nike’s Satan Shoe Lawsuit Is a Slam Dunk — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Monday, March 29, 2021


In The Press

Should A President Need Congressional Approval To Declare War?

WBUR / On Point

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School Oona A. Hathaway ’97 was featured on WBUR’s On Point program to discuss presidential war powers.

Monday, March 29, 2021


In The Press

Justices’ Ford Jurisdiction Opinion ‘A Step Back From The Brink’

Bloomberg Law

Howard M. Holtzmann Professor of International Law Lea Brilmayer is quoted in a Bloomberg Law article about a recent Supreme Court decision not to further limit where injured plaintiffs can sue large corporations.

Student Profile Videos


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John Gonzalez

A student perspective on the Marshall-Brennan Project and clinics 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