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.

Faculty

Course Offerings

Activities

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

Thursday, September 01, 2016


In The Press

The Supreme Court’s First Amendment problem

Yale Alumni Magazine

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Robert Post ’77 was interviewed for a feature article about the Supreme Court and First Amendment cases. Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law Owen Fiss is also quoted.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


In The Press

The Burger Court And The Rise Of The Judicial Right

The New York Times

Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law Michael Graetz and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL are mentioned in a review of their new book, "The Burger Court And The Rise Of The Judicial Right."

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


In The Press

Exxon Mobil Fights Back at State Inquiries Into Climate Change Research

The New York Times

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Robert C. Post '77 is quoted in an article about efforts by Exxon Mobil to fight various state lawsuits over past statements it made about climate change.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Events

SCOTUS Talks Abortion: Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Woman’s Health

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
12:10PM
Room 120

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Events

Book Talk: Constitutionalism: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:30PM
Room 129

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Events

Book Talk: Constitutionalism: Past, Present and Future by Dieter Grimm

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:30PM
Room 122

Monday, October 10, 2016


Events

YLSA of Illinois Reception and Dinner Discussion

Monday, October 10, 2016
6:00PM
Chicago, IL

Monday, October 17, 2016


Events

2016 - 2017 Dean's Lecture with Kevin Washburn '93

Monday, October 17, 2016
4:30PM
Faculty Lounge

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Events

Because of Sex: Book Talk with Gillian Thomas, ACLU Women's Rights Project

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
12:10PM
Room 128

Monday, May 23, 2016


2:14

Thursday, May 19, 2016


2:00

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


3:14

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


1:02:17

Thursday, February 18, 2016


1:33:22

Friday, January 8, 2016


2:29

Thursday, September 15, 2016


In The Press

Birth Control Continues to Bedevil the Supreme Court—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, September 9, 2016


In The Press

Free-Speech Debate Misses Kaepernick's Point—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


In The Press

Justice Department Bringing New Information to Case at Supreme Court; Move follows government apologizes for erroneous information provided in this manner

Wall Street Journal Online

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in an article about concerns over the veracity of information introduced at Supreme Court cases involving immigration.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


In The Press

The Supreme Court’s First Amendment problem

Yale Alumni Magazine

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Robert Post ’77 was interviewed for a feature article about the Supreme Court and First Amendment cases. Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law Owen Fiss is also quoted.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


In The Press

Reversal of Fortune for Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


In The Press

Akhil Reed Amar: How Hillary Clinton Is Like Alexander Hamilton

Time Magazine

Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Amar ’84 is interviewed prior to the release of his latest book, The Constitution Today.

Student Profile Videos


JSD

Mariana Velasco Rivera

A student perspective on financial aid, constitutional law, and graduate programs.

You can make a difference… The history of the last 40 years happened because people like you entered the fray and chipped away at problems that they were told were politically impossible to fix.”


Michael Posner

Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2014 Commencement Address