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

Sunday, April 05, 2020


In The Press

Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pandemics

When We Talk About Animals Podcast

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Jennifer Skene ’14 and Viveca Morris, Executive Director, Law, Ethics & Animals Program, interviewed journalist Sonia Shah about how animal microbes become human pandemics.

Thursday, April 02, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 shows that what we’re doing to animals is killing us, too — A Commentary by Viveca Morris

Los Angeles Times

Viveca Morris is an Associate Research Scholar in Law and the Executive Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School.

Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, January 24, 2020


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Friday, January 17, 2020


1:04:41

Thursday, October 24, 2019


16:49

Sunday, April 5, 2020


In The Press

Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pandemics

When We Talk About Animals Podcast

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Jennifer Skene ’14 and Viveca Morris, Executive Director, Law, Ethics & Animals Program, interviewed journalist Sonia Shah about how animal microbes become human pandemics.

Thursday, April 2, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 shows that what we’re doing to animals is killing us, too — A Commentary by Viveca Morris

Los Angeles Times

Viveca Morris is an Associate Research Scholar in Law and the Executive Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School.

Monday, March 23, 2020


In The Press

Washing your hands is not enough — A Commentary by Manny Rutinel ’21 and Zoe Novic

Yale Daily News

Manny Rutinel is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2021. Zoe Novic a student at the Yale School of Public Health. Both are Student Fellows of the Law, Ethics and Animals Program at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


In The Press

The Infinity and Beyond Burger: Yalies learn about plant-based meat

Yale Daily News

Viveca Morris, executive director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School, is quoted in the Yale Daily News about plant-based alternatives to meat.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


In The Press

California communities suing Big Oil over climate change face a key hearing Wednesday

The Los Angeles Times

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Doug Kysar is quoted in the Los Angeles Times about a group of California communities suing fossil fuel companies for their contribution to climate change and the damages resulting from it.

Friday, January 31, 2020


In The Press

Big Oil: Dismissal of Kids Climate Case Should Doom All Climate Cases

Climate Liability News

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Doug Kysar is quoted in Climate Liability News about the recent dismissal of the landmark youth climate case, Juliana v. United States.

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.

"For Yale Law School to acknowledge that fighting for the rights of our most marginalized and vulnerable populations has merit in the midst of great national turmoil concerning these very issues and communities, it feels like justice to me.””


Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Class of 1991