How We Are Involved


Environmental Law

Outstanding faculty and visiting faculty, new curricular offerings, a strong partnership with Yale’s School of the Environment, 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

Course Offerings

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. More recently, Yale Law School also launched the Law, Ethics & Animals Program, which is dedicated to impactful learning and scholarship about the deep legal, scientific and moral questions that humanity’s treatment of animals raises.

Center for Environmental Law and Policy

Environmental Protection Clinic

LEAP

Yale Environmental Law Association

Upcoming events

Joint Degrees

Yale Law School and the Yale School of the Environment 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 the Environment.

Joint Degrees

School of the Environment

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Monday, June 7, 2021


In The Press

How Communities Of Color Are Hurt Most By Climate Change

Forbes

Professor of Law Gerald Torres ’77 is quoted on how climate change disproportionally affects people of color.

Friday, May 28, 2021


In The Press

Biden’s Fossil Fuel Moves Clash With Pledges on Climate Change

The New York Times

Professor of Environmental Justice and Professor of Law Gerald Torres ’77 is quoted in a news story about President Joe Biden’s environmental policies.

Thursday, May 20, 2021


In The Press

The Greener Good Series: How Does Business Adapt?

Minnesota Public Radio

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel Esty ’86 spoke with Minnesota Public Radio about how businesses can adapt to be more environmentally friendly.

Sunday, May 16, 2021


In The Press

Why Meat and Dairy Corporations are the Achilles’ Heel of Biden’s Climate Plan — 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. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021


In The Press

These are the World’s Largest Banks That are Increasing and Decreasing Their Fossil Fuel Financing

CNBC.com

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 is quoted in a CNBC report on commercial and investment banks and the fossil fuel industry.

Friday, April 16, 2021


In The Press

Yale Creates New Principles for Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Yale Daily News

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan R. Macey ’82 is quoted in the Yale Daily News about new principles for investment in the fossil fuel industry approved by the Yale Corporation. Professor Macey is chair of the University’s Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility.

Student Profile Videos


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Lexi Smith

A student perspective on studying animal and environmental law at Yale Law School.

You have an obligation to serve, by virtue of the privilege, opportunity, and talent that you have. You have an obligation to serve, in your way, at some point in time, in your career.”


Gina Raimondo ’98

Governor of Rhode Island, 2015 Commencement Address