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

Monday, June 17, 2019


In The Press

In Courtrooms, Climate Change Is No Longer Up for Debate

Undark

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Douglas Kysar is quoted in an article about  about climate change science in lawsuits.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019


In The Press

Exxon Accused of Pressuring Witnesses in New York Climate Fraud Case

Climate Liability News

Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Douglas Kysar is quoted about the New York attorney general’s litigation against Exxon. 

Monday, June 17, 2019


In The Press

In Courtrooms, Climate Change Is No Longer Up for Debate

Undark

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Douglas Kysar is quoted in an article about  about climate change science in lawsuits.

Friday, May 3, 2019


In The Press

Officials say Fishway Installed in Wallingford Hasn’t Increased Populations, Yet

Record-Journal

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Dan Esty ’86 is quoted in an article about the results of installing a fishway on the Wallace Dam in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


In The Press

What’s Really Wrong With the Green New Deal — A Commentary by Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, February 22, 2019


In The Press

A New Deal at Once Possible and Problematic

The New York Times

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Dan Esty ’86  is quoted in the New York Times about the feasibility of the Green New Deal.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


In The Press

Green New Deal is good economics—A Commentary by Zachary Liscow ’15 and Quentin Karpilow ’18

The Hill

Zachary Liscow ’15 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Quentin Karpilow is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2018.

Student Profile Videos


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Whitney Angell Leonard

A student perspective on environmental law.

It’s incredibly important to defend the rule of law. But it’s also incredibly important that we think beyond the rule of law and how are we going to empower our local communities to ensure that that vision is what our government and our elected representatives are working towards each and every single day.”


Sameer Jaywant

Class of 2018