How We Are Involved

About Constitutional Law

The Law School is renowned as a center for scholarship in constitutional law, and prominent scholars are well represented on the School’s faculty. Opportunities to study, research, and write on this topic are plentiful, and the Law School provides a range of opportunities—from lecture series and special events, to an exhaustive list of courses—for students to focus on various aspects of constitutional law.


Course Offerings


A variety of the Law School’s centers and workshops, lecture series, and special events deal specifically with constitutional law issues.

Centers & Programs

Lecture & Events

Publications & Journals

The Yale Law School faculty produce some of the world’s foremost works on constitutional theory an student journals offer articles by prominent scholars, practitioners, and students on the theory and practice of constitutional law.

The Yale Law Journal

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In The Press

Trump's threat to democracy isn't free speech, it's this—A Commentary by Jack M. Balkin


Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

Friday, October 7, 2016


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Thursday, February 18, 2016


Monday, February 20, 2017

In The Press

Q&A: Yale law professor on the Constitution, Trump administration

Daily Lobo: University of New Mexico

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 was interviewed about the Constitution and the Trump administration.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In The Press

11 Top Constitutional Law Experts React to White House Stephen Miller’s Rejection of “Judicial Supremacy”

Just Security

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Heather Gerken and Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00, David Golove ’93 LLM ’99 JSD, Roderick Hills ’91, Dawn Johnsen ’86, and Pamela S. Karlan ’84 were among a group of constitutional law experts who replied to a query about comments made by Stephen Miller, the President’s Senior Policy Advisor.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In The Press

Older Judges and Vacant Seats Give Trump Huge Power to Shape American Courts

The New York Times

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is quoted in an article about the potential for President Trump to shape the federal judiciary.

Monday, February 13, 2017

In The Press

Standing Up for “So-Called” Law—A Commentary by Martha Minow ’79 and Robert C. Post '77


Robert C. Post ’77 is Dean of Yale Law School. Martha Minow ’79 is Dean of Harvard Law School.

Monday, February 13, 2017

In The Press

I asked 8 experts if we’re in a constitutional crisis. Here’s what they said.


Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin and J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Heather Gerken are quoted in an article about whether the U.S. is in a constitutional crisis.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

In The Press

Trump's Spat With Federal Court Stirs Debate Over Separation Of Powers

WBUR/ Here & Now

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed about the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

Student Profile Videos


Johannes Buchheim

A student perspective on the LLM program.

There are many law schools. Ours is special. It’s a close-knit community of faculty, students, and staff committed to excellence in everything we do.”

Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law and Former Dean