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, May 11, 2017


In The Press

Would creating one big electric grid in the West threaten California?

San Francisco Chronicle

Juliana Brint ’17 is quoted in an article about a study by the Environmental Protection Clinic about a proposed consolidation of power grid management in the West.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017


In The Press

A Landfill Is Consuming This Historic Alabama Community. The EPA Ignored Complaints. Now the Case Is Closed.

Mother Jones

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted in an article about a longstanding civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency that was abruptly closed last month.

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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Friday, May 19, 2017


In The Press

In one Alabama community, environmental justice is hard to find

Newsworks

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted in an article about an Alabama community’s longstanding civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


In The Press

Would creating one big electric grid in the West threaten California?

San Francisco Chronicle

Juliana Brint ’17 is quoted in an article about a study by the Environmental Protection Clinic about a proposed consolidation of power grid management in the West.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


In The Press

A Landfill Is Consuming This Historic Alabama Community. The EPA Ignored Complaints. Now the Case Is Closed.

Mother Jones

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Marianne Engleman Lado is quoted in an article about a longstanding civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency that was abruptly closed last month.

Monday, March 13, 2017


In The Press

Groups Tell Court EPA Failed To Fulfill Civil Rights Obligations

Law360

Visiting Clincal Professor of Law Marianne Engelman Lado is quoted in an article about a case filed by the Environmental Justice Clinic and Earthjustice against the EPA.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


In The Press

Esty’s Reflections on “A Conservative Case for Climate Action”

Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Daniel Esty ’86 reacts to an op-ed in the New York Times.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


In The Press

President Trump Establishes Regulatory Budgets by Executive Order—A Commentary by E. Donald Elliott

Inside Energy and Environment

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

Student Profile Videos


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Whitney Angell Leonard

A student perspective on environmental law.

I’m really passionate about three things. I want to have less violence, fewer prisoners, and better schools.”


Professor James Forman, Jr.

Class of 1992