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


Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Monday, September 26, 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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Events

Global Wildlife Protection with Lawyers Without Borders

Thursday, September 29, 2016
12:10PM
K190A (on the first floor of the K wing of Sterling Law Building)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Events

Transforming the Global Economic Order: Understanding Critical Perspectives on the TPP

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:10PM
YLS room 127 at 12:10pm and Auditorium at 4:10pm

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Events

Endangered Species Advocacy

Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:10PM
Room 120

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

Friday, September 23, 2016


In The Press

First U.N. framework was flawed, former top diplomat laments

Greenwire

A presentation of Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Dan Esty ’86 at the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum is discussed.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


In The Press

Forum: Clean Power Plan is neither unprecedented nor a radical departure from past pollution control measures—A Commentary by Dan Esty ’86

New Haven Register

Dan Esty ’86 is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


In The Press

The ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Is the Most Historic Climate Change Decision Yet

The Daily Beast

Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Dan Esty ’86 is quoted in an article about the social cost of carbon.

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.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Alumni


Halley Epstein

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Law

I say to you, my classmates, we have much to do. Yale gave us the tools to do it with. We owe it to the rest of the country, because of our success, to share what we know and what we can give to the future…”


President Bill Clinton

Class of 1973