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

Thursday, July 27, 2017


In The Press

Fossil Fuel Industry’s 'Tobacco Moment' Has Arrived—A Commentary by Douglas Kysar

Law360

Professor Douglas Kysar is Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, June 23, 2017


In The Press

Op-Ed Response: In ‘the Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet,’ Who Exactly Should the Ninth Circuit Rein In?—A Commentary by Douglas A. Kysar

The Recorder

Douglas Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


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Friday, March 3, 2017


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Thursday, July 7, 2016


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Friday, October 2, 2015


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015


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Thursday, August 24, 2017


In The Press

Wanted: Illegal Fish Dumpers

Scientific American

Clinical Lecturer Josh Galperin is quoted in an article about efforts by the Nevada Department of Wildlife to curb the release of invasive fish species in the state’s lakes.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


In The Press

A Legacy of Environmental Racism

The Intercept

Florence Rogatz Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman-Lado is quoted in an article about an unresolved civil rights complaint against Exxon Mobil in Beaumont, Texas.

Friday, July 28, 2017


In The Press

Does doom and gloom convince anyone about climate change?

ScienceNews

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Dan Kahan is quoted in an article on communicating about climate change.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


In The Press

Fossil Fuel Industry’s 'Tobacco Moment' Has Arrived—A Commentary by Douglas Kysar

Law360

Professor Douglas Kysar is Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


In The Press

Climate Change Is About to Remake the Insurance Industry

Fortune

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Dan Kahan is quoted in an article about the effect of climate change on the insurance industry.

Friday, June 23, 2017


In The Press

Op-Ed Response: In ‘the Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet,’ Who Exactly Should the Ninth Circuit Rein In?—A Commentary by Douglas A. Kysar

The Recorder

Douglas Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos


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Lynsey Gaudioso

A student perspective on environmental law, the joint degree program with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and clinics.

Yale is just big enough that there’s always somebody working on something new that I have never heard about or thought about or learned about. But it’s small enough that there are plenty of friendly faces in the hallway, no matter where I am.”


Richie Frohlichstein

Class of 2018