How We Are Involved


Environmental Law

Outstanding faculty and visiting faculty, new curricular offerings, a strong partnership with Yale’s School of the Environment, 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 the Environment 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 the Environment.

Joint Degrees

School of the Environment

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.

Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, January 24, 2020


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Friday, January 17, 2020


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Wednesday, September 23, 2020


In The Press

Esty Sees COVID-19 Responses Guiding States On Environmental Crises

Inside EPA

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel Esty ’86 is quoted in an InsideEPA article about how states’ COVID-19 response is shaping their policies relating to environmental crises. 

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.

Student Profile Videos


Manny Rutinel
’21

Manny Rutinel

A student perspective on environmental law and animal law at Yale Law School.

Yale Law School graduates are leaders in all walks of life, in the private as well as the public sector. Indeed, many work in both sectors over the course of their careers.”


Roberta Romano ’80

Sterling Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law