How We Are Involved


Environmental Law

Outstanding faculty and visiting faculty, new curricular offerings, a strong partnership with Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES), and an active environmental law clinic are just some of the elements of Yale Law School’s expanded program in environmental law and policy.

Program on Law and the Environment

Faculty

Courses

Centers & Programs

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy draws upon resources throughout the University to introduce students to environmental law challenges. The Center runs the Environmental Protection Clinic, where law students address environmental law problems. The Center also sponsors an Environmental Law and Policy Lecture Series, which provides a forum for visiting scholars, politicians, and environmental professionals.

Center for Environmental Law and Policy

Environmental Protection Clinic

Yale Environmental Law Association

Upcoming events

Joint Degrees

Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies offer students the opportunity to jointly pursue a JD at Yale Law School and a master degree in environmental management (MEM) at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Joint Degrees

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Friday, May 3, 2019


In The Press

Officials say Fishway Installed in Wallingford Hasn’t Increased Populations, Yet

Record-Journal

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Dan Esty ’86 is quoted in an article about the results of installing a fishway on the Wallace Dam in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


In The Press

What’s Really Wrong With the Green New Deal — A Commentary by Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, February 22, 2019


In The Press

A New Deal at Once Possible and Problematic

The New York Times

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Dan Esty ’86  is quoted in the New York Times about the feasibility of the Green New Deal.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


In The Press

Green New Deal is good economics—A Commentary by Zachary Liscow ’15 and Quentin Karpilow ’18

The Hill

Zachary Liscow ’15 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Quentin Karpilow is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2018.

Monday, September 10, 2018


In The Press

Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

Inside Climate News

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is quoted in a report about various legal challenges to the oil and gas industry over climate change.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


In The Press

Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

Inside Climate News

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is quoted in an article about legal challenges facing the fossil fuel industry around climate change.

Student Profile Videos


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Whitney Angell Leonard

A student perspective on environmental law.

This place has always been imbued with a restless spirit, the assumption that being the finest law school in the world is never enough, and a deep belief that you, our students, can do anything.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law