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LEAP lecture 2020

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

Monday, May 2, 2022

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and panelists at the Liman Colloquium

Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 joined a panel of alumni moderated by Professor Judith Resnik to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Liman Center and more than 50 years of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization and Yale Law School’s clinical program.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

In The Press

The End of Roe v. Wade — A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84

The Wall Street Journal

Akhil Reed Amar ’84 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

In The Press

The End of Roe Will Mean More Children Living in Poverty


A report on the potential economic impact on families if Roe v. Wade is overturned cites an amicus brief authored by Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel, Serena Mayeri ’01, and Melissa Murray ’02.

Friday, May 13, 2022

In The Press

U.S. Women Seeking Abortions are Warned to Watch What They Google

Radio New Zealand

Nikolas Guggenberger, Executive Director of the Information Society Project spoke about what the potential end to Roe v. Wade might mean for digital privacy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In The Press

A Christian Flag Roiled Boston City Hall. It Shouldn’t Have. — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In The Press

How a 40-Year Old Supreme Court Ruling May Quash the Book Banning Wave

Freedom Forum

Robert R. Slaughter Professor Justin Driver is quoted about recent efforts by schools to ban books from school libraries and students’ First Amendment rights.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

In The Press

Five times Congress overrode the Supreme Court

The Hill

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78 discusses historical instances in which Congress superseded a decision by the Supreme Court. 

Student Profile Videos


John Rafael Perez

A student perspective on clinics, human rights law, and student organizations.

Between my colleagues and students, showing up for work means that I will have my premises challenged, my ideas tested, and my creativity spurred three times before I finish my morning coffee.”

David Schleicher

Professor of Law