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

Saturday, January 16, 2021


In The Press

The Other Tragedy of January 6 — A Commentary by Robert Post ’77

The Atlantic

Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 08, 2021


In The Press

President Donald Trump is likely to pardon himself

BBC News

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed by the BBC News, where he discussed the likelihood of President Trump pardoning himself.

Wednesday, December 09, 2020


In The Press

Another Victory For DACA Advocates In Court

WNPR

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 and Medha Swaminathan ’22 were interviewed on WNPR about the latest legal victory to protect DACA recipients. Plaintiffs are represented in part by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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Thursday, October 31, 2019


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Monday, September 16, 2019


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Thursday, January 21, 2021


In The Press

John Roberts Shouldn’t Preside Over Impeachment Trial. Nor Should Kamala Harris — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

The Boston Globe

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

Monday, January 18, 2021


In The Press

Can The Senate Try An Ex-President?

NPR / Morning Edition

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 spoke to National Public Radio about whether the Senate can try an ex-president.

Saturday, January 16, 2021


In The Press

A $1 Verdict Could Actually Be Meaningful — A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Saturday, January 16, 2021


In The Press

The Other Tragedy of January 6 — A Commentary by Robert Post ’77

The Atlantic

Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, January 14, 2021


In The Press

The Supreme Court After Trump — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Thursday, January 14, 2021


In The Press

Trump is understandably tempted to pardon himself. It won’t work. — A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr.

The Washington Post

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos


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Janine Balekdjian

A student perspective on constitutional law, gender law, and the Journal of Law and Feminism at Yale Law School.

At Yale, I treasured being part of a close community of students, faculty, alumni, practitioners, and staff committed to understanding and critiquing the law. I draw on lessons I learned from that community every day in my career as an economic justice lawyer.”


Casey Pitts

Class of 2008, Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP