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, September 10, 2018


In The Press

Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

Inside Climate News

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is quoted in a report about various legal challenges to the oil and gas industry over climate change.

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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Monday, September 10, 2018


In The Press

Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

Inside Climate News

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is quoted in a report about various legal challenges to the oil and gas industry over climate change.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


In The Press

Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

Inside Climate News

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is quoted in an article about legal challenges facing the fossil fuel industry around climate change.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


In The Press

How the EPA Abandoned This Polluted Town

Mother Jones

Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law Marianne Engelman Lado and Claudia Wack ’18 of the Environmental Justice Clinic are quoted in an article about the EPA’s dismissal of a complaint by an Alabama community regarding a nearby landfill.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


In The Press

To Move Paris Accord Forward, Bring Cities and Companies On Board—A Commentary by Daniel C. Esty ’86 and Peter Boyd

Yale Environment 360

Daniel C. Esty ’86 is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy at Yale Law School; Peter Boyd is an executive fellow at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


In The Press

Encouraging Technological Innovation in Environmental and Energy Law

Jotwell

An article in the Washington University Law Journal by Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow ’15 and Quentin Karpilow ’18 is reviewed.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


In The Press

Environmental racism case: EPA rejects Alabama town's claim over toxic landfill

The Guardian

Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law Marianne Engelman Lado is quoted in an article about an Alabama civil rights case over a toxic landfill that has been dismissed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

My degree was the symbol of a collective sacrifice, collective struggle, and my obligation as a recipient of that degree was to continue the struggle, continue the fight, to continue that profound purpose.”


Senator Cory Booker

Class of 1997