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

Tuesday, August 04, 2020


In The Press

How the President Became Deporter in Chief

Slate

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 was interviewed in Slate about “The President and Immigration Law,” her new book co-authored with Adam Cox, a law professor at NYU School of Law. 

Monday, August 03, 2020


In The Press

Changes to state parenting laws help fill gaps for same-sex couples

NBC News

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted in an NBC News story about the ways in which states are addressing the legal rights of same sex parents. 

 

Monday, June 29, 2020


Friday, June 19, 2020


In The Press

Supreme Court LGBT Ruling Gives Hope to Those Challenging Military Transgender Ban

Reuters

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge ’78 is quoted in a Reuters article about how the recent Supreme Court LGBTQ ruling will affect those challenging the military transgender ban.

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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Tuesday, August 4, 2020


In The Press

How the President Became Deporter in Chief

Slate

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 was interviewed in Slate about “The President and Immigration Law,” her new book co-authored with Adam Cox, a law professor at NYU School of Law.

 

Monday, August 3, 2020


In The Press

Changes to state parenting laws help fill gaps for same-sex couples

NBC News

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted in an NBC News story about the ways in which states are addressing the legal rights of same sex parents. 

 

Friday, July 24, 2020


In The Press

Constitutional scholars are alarmed by Trump's planned 'surge' of federal agents to major US cities

Business insider

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodriguez ’00 is quoted in a Business Insider article about the surge of federal law enforcement into cities around the country.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020


In The Press

Did the Supreme Court grant Trump new powers to reshape immigration and health care?

PolitiFact

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 is quoted in PolitiFact about whether the Supreme Court's DACA decision gave the President power over the ACA.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


In The Press

The Roberts Court Is Nothing Like America — A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84

The New York Times

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

Monday, July 13, 2020


In The Press

Brazil Needs a New Constitution — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 [pdf in English]

Correio Braziliense

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science 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.

Being involved with the law school clinics is a unique opportunity to put in class training to use. It’s an amazing way to learn how to be a lawyer, not just to learn the law.”


Aisha Saad

Class of 2018