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, October 15, 2017


In The Press

Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad

NYTimes.com/ The Upshot

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Daniel C. Esty ’86 is quoted in a blog post about surge pricing.

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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Monday, December 11, 2017


In The Press

Here’s what’s at stake for the 21 kids suing the Trump administration over climate change

Think Progress

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Doug Kysar is a quoted in an article on the group of 21 youths who are suing the federal government over climate change.

Monday, October 16, 2017


In The Press

Trump’s EPA to Curb Legal Settlements With Environmentalists

Bloomberg Law/ Big Law Business

Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law Josh Galperin is quoted in a blog post about a push by the Trump administration to curb legal settlements between the EPA and conservationists.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


In The Press

Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad

NYTimes.com/ The Upshot

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Daniel C. Esty ’86 is quoted in a blog post about surge pricing.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


In The Press

Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket

Inside Climate News

Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law Josh Galperin is quoted in an article about a suit filed against Greenpeace by Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian logging and paper company.

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.

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.

The Yale Law School you are entering has never been a law school that simply defends what is. Your law school —Yale Law School—has always been a law school that fights for what ought to be.”


Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean