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, February 17, 2016


Events

Film Screening: Racing Extinction

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:30PM
Room 128

Thursday, February 25, 2016


Events

Climate Change and State Fragility: The Case of Syria and What It Means for the Future

Thursday, February 25, 2016
4:00PM
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall

Friday, February 26, 2016


Events

New Directions in Environmental Law Conference

Friday, February 26, 2016
1:30PM
Yale Law School

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Events

New Directions in Environmental Law Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2016
8:30AM
Yale Law School

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Events

Meet the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
4:10PM
SLB 120

Friday, October 2, 2015


9:08

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


01:46

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


01:19:36

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


47:59

Monday, January 11, 2016


In The Press

Biofuel industry sees setbacks; Producers place blame on declining oil prices, 'government inaction'

Record-Journal (Meriden, Connecticut)

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Dan Esty ’86 is quoted in an article about struggles within the biofuel industry.

Saturday, November 28, 2015


In The Press

People’s views on climate change go hand in hand with their politics

The Economist

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Dan Kahan is quoted in an article about attitudes toward climate change.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


In The Press

Will the “Tobacco Strategy” Work Against Big Oil?—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

The New Yorker

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


In The Press

'Desperate environmentalism' won't save the environment—A Commentary by Joshua Galperin

Los Angeles Times

Joshua Galperin is a Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, June 19, 2015


In The Press

Backing up the power grid with homemade electricity

WV Public Broadcasting

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Dan Esty ’86 is quoted in an article about the power grid.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


In The Press

Daniel C. Esty joins the Executive Committee of the Rexel Foundation

Rexel Foundation

The Foundation announced that Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Dan Esty ’86 has been named an executive committee member.

Alumni & Student Profiles


'94

Alumni


Mike Fisher

A Career in Environmental Law and Enforcement

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