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, November 18, 2019


In The Press

Doug Kysar and Jon Lovvorn on law in the Anthropocene

When We Talk About Animals Podcast

In a recent podcast interview, LEAP Faculty Co-Directors Doug Kysar and Jon Lovvorn spoke about how animal law, industrialized cruelty, and climate change are inextricably entwined.

Friday, November 8, 2019


In The Press

The Center Cannot Hold Off Climate Catastrophe

KCRW / Scheer Intelligence

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Dan Esty ’86 was a guest on KCRW’s Scheer Intelligence where he discussed his latest book, “A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future.”

Monday, October 21, 2019


In The Press

Oil Companies Make Extraordinary Plea to Supreme Court to Stop Colorado Climate Case

Climate Liability News

Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Doug Kysar is quoted in a Climate Liability News article about an appeal filed with the Supreme Court by Exxon and Suncor to prevent a climate liability suit filed by three Colorado municipalities.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


In The Press

Doug Kysar at the Brooks Institute Animal Legal and Policy Studies Summit 2019

Brooks Institute

Douglas Kysar, LEAP Faculty Co-Director and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, spoke at the 2019 Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy Summit about the importance of grappling with questions about how our society uses laws and regulations to prevent, manage and respond to threats of harm to life.

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.

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 breadth and depth of public interest opportunities at Yale Law School are incredible, and the unique curriculum allows us to dive in as first-year students.”


Stephanie Kim

Class of 2014