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

Wednesday, May 04, 2016


In The Press

Is America’s War on ISIS Illegal?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

The New York Times

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


News

No Contraception? No Equality—A Commentary by Elizabeth Deutsch ’16

Elizabeth Deutsch’s ’16 commentary about the second challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate at the Supreme Court in The New York Times.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


In The Press

Merrick Garland’s Path to Nomination Marked by Deference, With Limits

The New York Times

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Robert C. Post ’77 is quoted about Merrick Garland, nominated to the Supreme Court. 

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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


News

No Contraception? No Equality—A Commentary by Elizabeth Deutsch ’16

Elizabeth Deutsch’s ’16 commentary about the second challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate at the Supreme Court in The New York Times.

Thursday, May 19, 2016


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Thursday, February 18, 2016


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Wednesday, November 4, 2015


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Monday, May 23, 2016


In The Press

After Supreme Court victory, Stephen Bright won’t rest his defense of the poor and the powerless

Atlanta Magazine

A profile of Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law Stephen B. Bright about his work as a defense attorney. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016


In The Press

The End of the Open Market for Lethal-Injection Drugs—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

NewYorker.com

Lincoln Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


In The Press

Blaming the Chief Justice—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, May 11, 2016


In The Press

An army officer sues Obama over the legality of the war on ISIS

PRI's The World

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed about the case of Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith, who is suing President Obama over the constitutionality of the war on ISIS.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


In The Press

A Soldier’s Challenge to the President

The New York Times

An editorial about Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the war on ISIS. Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 is an advisor to Capt. Smith’s legal team.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


In The Press

North Carolina vs the Justice Department; The Need for Party Unifiers; Do Approval Ratings Matter?

The Brian Lehrer Show/WNYC

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge ’78 appeared on the Brian Lehrer show to talk about whether the courts will rule that North Carolina must comply with the Justice Department’s finding that the state’s HB2 law violates federal civil rights.

Student Profile Videos


JSD

Current Student


Mariana Velasco Rivera

A student perspective on financial aid, constitutional law, and the graduate studies programs at Yale Law School.

You’re at one of the best, if not the best law school in the nation… make the most of it: the friendships, the opportunities to learn, to do things, to grow.”


Justice Clarence Thomas

U.S. Supreme Court ’74