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. 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 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, June 04, 2020


In The Press

Don’t Thank the Virus for Saving the Climate Yet — A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86

The New York Times

Daniel C. Esty ’86 is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 lessons for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86

The Hill

Daniel C. Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy.

Sunday, April 05, 2020


In The Press

Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pandemics

When We Talk About Animals Podcast

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Jennifer Skene ’14 and Viveca Morris, Executive Director, Law, Ethics & Animals Program, interviewed journalist Sonia Shah about how animal microbes become human pandemics.

Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, January 24, 2020


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Friday, January 17, 2020


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Monday, June 22, 2020


In The Press

Animal Rights Law: For or Against

Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law

The Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law interviews LEAP Faculty Co-Director Jonathan Lovvorn.

Thursday, June 4, 2020


In The Press

Don’t Thank the Virus for Saving the Climate Yet — A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86

The New York Times

Daniel C. Esty ’86 is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 lessons for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86

The Hill

Daniel C. Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy.

Saturday, April 18, 2020


In The Press

The KPFA Evening News

KPFA

Viveca Morris, Executive Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School, was interviewed about how animal agriculture contributes to the emergence of zoonotic diseases.

Thursday, April 16, 2020


In The Press

Reopening the Country With Cooperative Federalism — A Commentary by Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott ’74 is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, April 5, 2020


In The Press

Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pandemics

When We Talk About Animals Podcast

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Jennifer Skene ’14 and Viveca Morris, Executive Director, Law, Ethics & Animals Program, interviewed journalist Sonia Shah about how animal microbes become human pandemics.

Student Profile Videos


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Paul Rink

A student perspective on financial aid and environmental law.

Yale Law School is about as perfect as a true and serious interdisciplinary hub for the law-related social sciences and humanities as one could possibly imagine.”


Professor Taisu Zhang

Class of 2008