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.

Friday, June 02, 2017


In The Press

Trump’s So-Called Withdrawal from Paris: Far From Over—A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh, et al.

Just Security

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Dena Adler, Joanna Dafoe, Peter Posada, Conor Dwyer Reynolds, and Eugene Rusyn are Yale Law School Class of 2017.

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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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.

Friday, June 23, 2017


In The Press

Cheryl Gilmore: The children lead on climate

The Signal (Santa Clarita Valley)

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Douglas Kysar is quoted in an article about the lawsuit Juliana v United States.

Student Profile Videos


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Lindsay Brewer

A student perspective on environmental law, a joint-degree program, and clinics.

We have to ask ourselves if we really believe we don’t have a person to waste, if we really think people who follow our laws — no matter how different they are from us — should have a place at the American table.”


President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973