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.

Friday, October 2, 2015


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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.

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.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Alumni


Stephanie Safdi

Human Rights Work With an Environmental Focus

Each year we dedicate ourselves once again to the pursuit of excellence, to the creation of an outstanding legal education in an atmosphere of unsurpassed scholarship and intellectual stimulation.”


Robert C. Post

Yale Law School Dean '77