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.


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

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, May 04, 2021

In The Press

The Case For Moving Beyond Probation, And How To Do It — A Commentary by Fiona Doherty ’99

The Appeal

Fiona Doherty is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 27, 2020


Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Thursday, October 31, 2019


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

In The Press

As Harvard Case Looms at Supreme Court, Study Tests Value of Diversity

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver co-authored a study showing that articles published in law reviews that adopted diversity policies for choosing student editors were cited more often, a finding that supports the diversity rationale for affirmative action in higher education.

Friday, May 28, 2021

In The Press

The Most Powerful Court in the U.S. Is About to Decide the Fate of the Most Vulnerable Children


Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted about a lawsuit before the Supreme Court against the city of Philadelphia, which is being sued after ending a contract with a faith-based agency that will not certify same-sex couples as foster parents.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

In The Press

The Free Ride May Soon Be Over for Anti-Abortion Politicians — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

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

Thursday, May 20, 2021

In The Press

The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840

New York Journal of Books

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar’s latest book is reviewed in the New York Journal of Books.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

In The Press

“We Definitely Have Our Work Cut Out for Us.” Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Holds Its First Public Meeting.

The New York Times

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 is quoted in an article in The New York Times about President Biden’s commission to evaluate Supreme Court reform.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

In The Press

Traveling (at Last)? Take Along the 10 Best Books of May.

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor named Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Reed Amar’s new book one of its top 10 titles of the month.

Student Profile Videos


Janine Balekdjian

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

One of the things that makes this job magic is the students. They’re unbelievably smart, the best lawyers you can imagine. But they care so deeply. And what always amazes me is they’re unfailingly modest about what they do.”

Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law