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Environmental Law

Program on Law and the Environment

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.

A core piece of the program is the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, established in 1994, which draws upon resources throughout Yale University to develop and advance environmental policy locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. YCELP offers a variety of interesting lectures, conferences, panel discussions, webinars, and other events on environmental topics.

The Center also runs the Environmental Protection Clinic, where law students have opportunities to address environmental law and policy problems on behalf of client organizations. In recent years, Yale students have worked with a range of community groups, environmental groups, think tanks, government agencies, and international organizations.

An Environmental Issues Lecture Series is sponsored by the Center, providing a forum for visiting scholars, environmental professionals, business leaders, and government officials.

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