Environmental Law

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


Course Offerings

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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

Goldman Sonnenfeldt Environmental Protection Clinic

Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP)

Yale Environmental Law Association

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's degree in environmental management (MEM) at the School of the Environment.

Joint Degrees

School of the Environment


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