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, 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.

Friday, September 9, 2016


Events

Abrams: First Amendment Salon Panel

Friday, September 9, 2016
12:30PM
Room 128

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Events

First Amendment Jurisprudence: What is Speech?

Thursday, September 15, 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

Monday, October 10, 2016


Events

YLSA of Illinois Reception and Dinner Discussion

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

Monday, May 23, 2016


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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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


In The Press

How Obama Is Enabling the Next President to Launch Illegal Wars—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

The Atlantic

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


In The Press

The Courts Begin to Call Out Lawmakers—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Saturday, August 6, 2016


In The Press

Obama's ISIS War Enters Year 3 as Court Fight Over Its Legality Heats Up

U.S. News & World Report

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about Army Caption Nathan Smith’s court challenge regarding the legality of the war on ISIS.

Thursday, August 4, 2016


In The Press

When Sandra Day O’Connor Broke Into the Men’s Club—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

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.

Student Profile Videos


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