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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Sir Robert Watson to Give Keynote at Global Climate Change Conference

Professor Sir Robert Watson, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will speak at Yale Law School on Nov. 9, 2012.

Monday, October 8, 2012


YLS Partner Palau Acknowledged as International Environmental Leader

The island nation of Palau, an environmental partner of YLS, has been named recipient of the World Future Council’s 2012 Future Policy Award.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Conference Nov. 9-10: Global Climate Change Policy Without the United States: Thinking the Unthinkable

On Nov. 9-10, 2012, leading experts from a variety of disciplines will gather at Yale Law School to consider “Global Climate Change Policy Without the United States: Thinking the Unthinkable.”

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Prof. Doug Kysar’s Climate Change Paper Featured in the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review

Prof. Doug Kysar’s paper “What Climate Change Can Do About Tort Law” was featured in the 2011-2012 volume of the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Yale Study Concludes Public Apathy over Climate Change Unrelated to Science Literacy

A recent study conducted by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School concludes that public apathy over climate change is unrelated to science literacy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


YELA Conference Feb. 25 – “New Directions in Environmental Law: [Re]Claiming Accountability;” Conference and Keynote Speaker Mary Nichols ’71 Featured on Dan Rather Reports

The Yale Environmental Law Association hosted its second annual conference on February 25, 2012 titled New Directions in Environmental Law: [Re]Claiming Accountability.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Report from Yale Environmental Law Association’s Inaugural Conference Now Available; Second Conference to be Held This Saturday

A report detailing insights from the Yale Environmental Law Association’s inaugural conference last April is now available.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Switzerland Ranks at Top of 2012 Environmental Performance Index; Latvia Takes #1 Spot in New Trend EPI Rankings

Switzerland leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index.

The best part of YLS is the community. Since my first small group class, I was constantly inspired and challenged by my law school classmates. They are more than brilliant — they are thoughtful, passionate, and most of all, they are leaders. ”


Rahael Seifu

Class of 2007, Senior Counsel at Google