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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

Monday, November 21, 2022

Fatima Goss Graves and Emily Bazelon at a table

Fatima Goss Graves ’01 and Lecturer in Law Emily Bazelon ’00 held a discussion about the impact of the Dobbs decision.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Professor Judith Resnik standing before a chalkboard

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik speaks at the conference honoring the 40th anniversary of her influential paper “Managerial Judges.”

Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

In The Press

Diversity on Trial: Affirmative Action’s Michigan Test

Bloomberg / UnCommon Law podcast

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 discusses issues around affirmative action at colleges and universities.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

In The Press

A Controversial Election Theory at the Supreme Court Is Tied to a Disputed Document


Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar ’84 tells why a disputed version of a plan presented at the 1787 Constitutional Convention does not help answer the core questions raised in a Supreme Court case on redistricting.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

In The Press

In Clash Over Affirmative Action, Both Sides Invoke Brown v. Board of Education

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver comments on the use of Brown v. the Board of Education by people on both sides of the issue of affirmative action. 

Friday, October 28, 2022

In The Press

On Affirmative Action, What Once Seemed Unthinkable Might Become Real — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

In The Press

Affirmative Action Isn’t Dead Yet — A Commentary by Justin Driver

The New York Times

Justin Driver is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

In The Press

A Powerful, Forgotten Dissent

The New York Review of Books

Clinical Lecturer in Law and a Senior Research Scholar Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL reviews Breaking the Promise of Brown: The Resegregation of America’s Schools by Stephen Breyer. 

Student Profile Videos


Mariana Velasco Rivera

A student perspective on financial aid, constitutional law, and graduate programs.

The students at YLS are not only unique, incredibly smart, and passionate but also extremely caring and always determined to offer their support. I have made lifelong friends who have been there for me throughout my time here, and who will remain a very important part of my life forever.”

Evelin Caro Gutierrez

Class of 2022