How We Are Involved

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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

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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

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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Student reading groups can provide an intimate setting for challenging conversations.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

In The Press

Does the Constitution Prevent Trump from Running for President in 2024?

CT Public / The Wheelhouse

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 discusses the 14th Amendment.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

In The Press

William Eskridge on 303 Creative v. Elenis Decision and Impact

C-SPAN/Washington Journal

Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Public Law William Eskridge ’78 discussed the Supreme Court’s 303 Creative v. Elenis decision.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

In The Press

‘This Is an Existential Threat’: Will AI Really Eliminate Actors and Ruin Hollywood? Insiders Sound Off


Sterling Professor of Law Robert Post ’77 discusses filmmaking and artificial intelligence.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

In The Press

Pittsburgh Journalist Sues Allegheny County Over Jail 'Gag Order' Policies

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has helped bring a lawsuit against Allegheny County by a journalist that claims a county jail “gag order” violates jail staff’s First Amendment right.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

In The Press

For Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Law Is in the Details — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

In The Press

Aim Lower — A Commentary by Lara Bazelon and James Forman Jr. ’92

New York Magazine — Intelligencer

Lara Bazelon is a professor of law and the director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinical Programs at the University of San Francisco School of Law. James Forman Jr. ’92 is J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Student Profile Videos

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Teddy Ray

A second-career student reflects on his YLS experience, including Complex Civil Litigation, and his hopes for afterward.

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