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

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.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Events

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

Monday, November 28, 2016
4:30PM
Faculty Lounge

Thursday, July 7, 2016


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Friday, October 2, 2015


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015


01:46

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


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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."

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.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Hope Babcock

 
Professor of Law and Director-Institute for Public Representation Environmental Law Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
 

The breadth and depth of public interest opportunities at Yale Law School are incredible, and the unique curriculum allows us to dive in as first-year students.”


Stephanie Kim

Class of 2014