Travel and Housing
How do I get there?
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is located at 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut. It is housed mainly in Kroon Hall, serving as an anchor for Yale's "Science Hill." Yale Law School is located at 127 Wall Street, New Haven, Connecticut, and occupies the block bounded by Grove, York, Wall, and High Streets at the heart of the Yale campus in downtown New Haven.
By trains and planes:
Trains run regularly to New Haven from New York City (via Metro-North Railroad or Amtrak) and from Boston and Washington, DC (via Amtrak). US Air provides connections to Tweed-New Haven Airport from many U.S. cities. Bradley International Airport in Hartford (BDL) accommodates all major airlines (including the economy airlines such as Southwest) and has direct flights to most major cities. It is located about 40 miles north of New Haven and may be reached by either car or Connecticut Limousine's Shuttle Service. The three major New York airports - John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark (EWR) - are all accessible from New Haven by train or Q-Conn Shuttle or Car Service. Newark Airport has an Amtrak stop that connects directly to New Haven, making EWR particularly convient. Similarly, LaGuardia Airport is connected to the Metro-North Railroad by a New York City local bus (the M60), making transfers to New Haven from LGA both convenient and economical.
From I-95: From the north: Connect to I-91 North in New Haven; take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street) and follow directions below for I-91. From the south: Connect to I-91 North in New Haven (left exit); take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street) and follow directions below for I-91.
From I-91: Take Exit 3 off I-91 (from North or South). The exit ramp becomes Trumbull Street. Follow Trumbull Street to the end (at the fifth light - Prospect Street). Turn left on Prospect Street. Take the first right (at the stoplight) onto Grove Street. The Law School is in the second block on your left.
Free parking will be available in Yale parking lots on the day of the Conference near the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; the closest free parking available will be in the Ingalls Hockey Rink Parking Lot, directly across the Street (Prospect Street) from the School of Forestry. Yale also has parking available at numerous locations around campus. Metered parking is available on Grove Street and on other streets in the vicinity; the main entrance to the Law School (127 Wall Street) is a short walk away at the corner of Wall and High Streets. Several parking garages and addition streets with metered parking surround the law school.
We have reserved two blocks of hotel rooms for the Conference:
One block of hotel rooms is available at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in New Haven, located a short driving distance from campus. The rate is $85.50 per night, plus taxes. To reserve a room, please call (203) 562-1111 and ask for La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven, Group #2581. La Quinta is able to provide free shuttle service to and from all points on Yale's campus, the New Haven train station, and any other location around town.
Another block of hotel rooms is available at the Omni New Haven Hotel, located at 155 Temple St., near Chapel St. in New Haven. The Omni is 10 minutes walking distance from the law school, and 15-20 from the forestry school. We will have a shuttle from the Omni to the Conference on the morning of February 25th, and a shuttle from the Conference to the Omni at the end of the day. There are many great restaurants and other accommodations in close proximity to the Omni. The rate for our Conference block is $149 per night plus taxes, and room reservations can be made individually. Please inform the hotel that you are a part of the Yale Environmental Law Conference to receive the group rate. The Omni's phone number is (203) 772-6664. Overnight parking is available at the Omni for $20/night, though the Conference is able to provide free overnight parking elsewhere on Yale's campus within walking distance of the Omni. Please indicate if you would like to receive a Yale Parking Pass in your Conference registration.
If you are a student, and are interested in staying with a Yale student, please fill out this form. As the conference draws near, your student host will contact you with details. Keep in mind, however, that it takes some time to coordinate housing. Please try to register for housing as soon as possible to ensure that we can find a place for you.
We need hosts for all the awesome visitors that will be coming for the weekend. Please consider hosting one or more students. Fill out this form to let us know.
Will there be Internet access?
Yes. Wireless internet access will be available at the conference. Accessing the internet through the "Yale Guest" network can be done easily through on-screen instructions.
We will have a very small room to store personal belongings near the conference registration table. However, we will not be able to lock this room during the day, nor will the registration table be staffed throughout the day. As such, please try to drop-off any luggage or personal belongings off at your host's house or hotel before the Conference.
Wait! I have more questions...
Great! Email us with any questions, concerns, and unbridled Conference excitement at YaleEnvLawConference@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!