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, January 06, 2020


In The Press

The climate in California

Yale Alumni Magazine

Mary Nichols ’71 head of the California Air Resources Board, is profiled in the Yale Alumni Magazine.

Monday, December 30, 2019


In The Press

2019: The Year Climate Litigation Hit High Gear

Climate Liability News

Doug Kysar, Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the YLS Law, Ethics & Animals Program, is quoted in article about the importance of climate lawsuits in courts around the globe.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


In The Press

Journalist discusses humans, animals

Yale Daily News

The Yale Daily News reports on an event with journalist Charles Siebert, cosponsored by the Law, Ethics & Animals Program.

Monday, January 6, 2020


In The Press

The climate in California

Yale Alumni Magazine

Mary Nichols ’71 head of the California Air Resources Board, is profiled in the Yale Alumni Magazine.

Monday, December 30, 2019


In The Press

2019: The Year Climate Litigation Hit High Gear

Climate Liability News

Doug Kysar, Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the YLS Law, Ethics & Animals Program, is quoted in article about the importance of climate lawsuits in courts around the globe.

Friday, December 20, 2019


In The Press

Factory farms abuse workers, animals, and the environment. Cory Booker has a plan to stop them.

Vox

Jonathan Lovvorn, Faculty Co-Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP), is quoted by Vox about factory farms.

Monday, December 16, 2019


In The Press

Protecting the Rights of Kids: Paul Rink and Doug Kysar on Climate Litigation

Yale Environmental Dialogue Podcast

Paul Rink ’19 speaks with Doug Kysar, Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the YLS Law, Ethics & Animals Program, about the merits and potential of Juliana v. U.S. and other youth-based climate litigation.

Friday, December 13, 2019


In The Press

Tort Law and Climate Change Litigation

Energy Tradeoffs podcast

Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Doug Kysar spoke with the Energy Tradeoffs podcast about the creativity of recent lawsuits aimed at holding companies and governments accountable for climate change.

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 clinics at YLS offer students incomparable experiences in representation of poor and marginalized individuals and communities, real-world engagement in complex fields of law, and the development of strategic judgment critical to effective lawyering.”


Professor Muneer Ahmad

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education