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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, 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.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016


In The Press

If You Want Independent Judges, Don’t Elect Them—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

The New York Times/ Room for Debate

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


News

Udell ’01 LL.M. Receives IMLA Amicus Service Award

Collin O’Connor Udell ’01 LL.M. is the recipient of an Amicus Service Award for the amicus brief she submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in Heffernan v. City of Paterson.

Monday, May 23, 2016


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016


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Thursday, February 18, 2016


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Friday, January 8, 2016


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Thursday, July 21, 2016


In The Press

How the G.O.P. Outsourced the Judicial Nomination Process.—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Monday, July 18, 2016


In The Press

Letting Prosecutors Write the Law: It’s more common than you think.

The Marshall Project

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen Bright is quoted in an article about the problem of prosecutors and state attorneys ghostwriting opinions and orders on behalf of state judges who sign off on them without review.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


In The Press

We Could Use Thurgood Marshall's Wisdom These Days—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg View

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


In The Press

Administration Rebuts Soldier’s Suit That Calls ISIS Fight Illegal

The New York Times

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about the government’s response to a suit filed by an Army captain challenging the constitutionality of the war on ISIS.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


In The Press

The Not-So-Liberal Roberts Court—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


In The Press

A Tragic Moment for the Supreme Court

The Atlantic

A report on an appearance at the Aspen Ideas Festival by William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79, where he discussed the Supreme Court.

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