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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

Lectures & Events

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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

Saturday, June 25, 2022

In The Press

The Trump Court Limited Women’s Rights Using 19th-Century Standards — A Commentary by Reva Siegel

The Washington Post

Reva Siegel is Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Participants around a table for SELA 2022

Professor Daniel Markovits ’00 (center) was among the Law School faculty and students who attended the Seminar in Latin America on Constitutional and Political Theory in Santiago, Chile.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

sign with the words Stop Gun Violence at a protest march

Marchers in Washington, D.C. protest to end gun violence in 2021.

September 14 Wednesday
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Friday, July 22, 2022

In The Press

Religious Doctrine, Not the Constitution, Drove the Dobbs Decision — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

In The Press

How the Overturning of Roe V. Wade Could Impact IVF


Clinical Lecturer in Law and Director of the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice Priscilla Smith ’91 is quoted about the potential impact of personhood bills on fertility treatments.

Monday, July 11, 2022

In The Press

Supreme Court Turns to History: How Does Past Speak to the Present?

The Christian Science Monitor

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel are quoted about the extent to which history and tradition are a focus for the current Supreme Court.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

In The Press

The New Threat to Good Schooling For Minority Americans

The Washington Post

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver’s scholarship is cited in regards to possible legal challenges to Plyler v. Doe, the 1982 case that gave undocumented children access to public schools.

Friday, July 8, 2022

In The Press

The Supreme Court Has Sided with Doctors in An Opioids Case. What This Means for Future Cases

KJZZ/ Fronteras Desk

Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 discussed recent Supreme Court decisions that sided with two doctors convicted of illegally dispensing drugs without a legitimate medical purpose.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

In The Press

Opinion: The Dangerous Election Theory the Supreme Court May Be Poised to Endorse


Scholarship by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Reed Amar ’84 and Vikram Amar ’88 is cited in regards to the “Independent State Legislature” theory which is set to be tested in the upcoming Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper.

Student Profile Videos

Rafael Nunes

Rafael Bezerra Nunes

A student perspective on getting an LLM at Yale Law School, constitutional law, and the graduate programs community.

You can make a difference… The history of the last 40 years happened because people like you entered the fray and chipped away at problems that they were told were politically impossible to fix.”

Michael Posner

Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2014 Commencement Address