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, April 28, 2016


In The Press

When Smart Supreme Court Justices Play Dumb—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, 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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


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Thursday, February 18, 2016


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Thursday, April 28, 2016


In The Press

When Smart Supreme Court Justices Play Dumb—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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


In The Press

Judge Henry J. Friendly's Former Clerks: Give Garland a Vote

The National Law Journal

Sterling Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 signed a letter in support of Judge Merrick Garland.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


In The Press

Antonin Scalia's Rightful Revolution—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, April 20, 2016


In The Press

Racial Discrimination and Capital Punishment: The Indefensible Death Sentence of Duane Buck—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

NewYorker.com

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


In The Press

How a Supreme Court Vacancy Actually Works and Its Implications Part 1 of 2

The National Law Review

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law Andrew Pincus is quoted in an article examining the implications of the current Supreme Court vacancy.

Monday, April 18, 2016


In The Press

Yes, Corporations Do Have Free Speech Rights — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

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

Student Profile Videos


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Current Student


Steve Lindsay

A student perspective on the Federalist Society and constitutional law at Yale Law School.

We have to ask ourselves if we really believe we don’t have a person to waste, if we really think people who follow our laws — no matter how different they are from us — should have a place at the American table.”


President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973