How We Are Involved


Environmental Law

Outstanding faculty and visiting faculty, new curricular offerings, a strong partnership with Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES), and an active environmental law clinic are just some of the elements of Yale Law School’s expanded program in environmental law and policy.

Program on Law and the Environment

Faculty

Courses

Centers & Programs

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy draws upon resources throughout the University to introduce students to environmental law challenges. The Center runs the Environmental Protection Clinic, where law students address environmental law problems. The Center also sponsors an Environmental Law and Policy Lecture Series, which provides a forum for visiting scholars, politicians, and environmental professionals.

Center for Environmental Law and Policy

Environmental Protection Clinic

Yale Environmental Law Association

Upcoming events

Joint Degrees

Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies offer students the opportunity to jointly pursue a JD at Yale Law School and a master degree in environmental management (MEM) at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Joint Degrees

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Wednesday, August 03, 2016


In The Press

Researchers may have finally found an antidote to biased thinking about science

The Washington Post

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Dan Kahan and his research are cited in an article about science curiosity.

Thursday, July 07, 2016


Monday, February 29, 2016


News

PhD Candidate Shelley Welton Receives Award for Article

Shelley Welton, a PhD candidate at Yale Law School, published an article titled "Non-Transmission Alternatives" in the Harvard Environmental Law Review in July 2015. Welton's article will receive an award from the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Events

Earthjustice and Fighting for Wild Places and Clean Energy in the Northern Rockies.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
12:10PM
TBA

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Events

Animal Law and Environmental Law: Building Collaborations

Saturday, November 5, 2016
(All day)
Room 127

Monday, January 30, 2017


Events

Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellow Lecture: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and the Financial System

Monday, January 30, 2017
4:30PM
Faculty Lounge

Thursday, July 7, 2016


1:20

Friday, October 2, 2015


9:08

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


01:46

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


01:19:36

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


In The Press

Researchers may have finally found an antidote to biased thinking about science

The Washington Post

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Dan Kahan and his research are cited in an article about science curiosity.

Friday, July 15, 2016


In The Press

Climate change, Vancouver real estate, and the never-ending debate between communitarians and individualists

The Georgia Straight

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Dan Kahan has his research cited in an article about core beliefs.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


In The Press

2016’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States

WalletHub

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel C. Esty ’86 discusses energy costs in a roundtable.

Thursday, March 24, 2016


In The Press

Terrorists, Tubs and Snakes

The New York Times

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Dan Esty ’86 is quoted in a commentary by Nicholas Kristof.

Monday, February 15, 2016


In The Press

Regulatory Transformation: Lessons from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection—A Commentary by Daniel Esty ’86

Public Administration Review

Daniel Esty ’86 is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy.

Friday, February 12, 2016


In The Press

Regulatory Transformation: Lessons from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Public Administration Review, Indiana University

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel Esty ’86 is a guest on the podcast where he discusses his article on "Regulatory Transformation."

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Alumni


Stephanie Safdi

Human Rights Work With an Environmental Focus

Law is service if you do it with honor and integrity and a sense of passion…”


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Class of 1979