The Faculty of Law has a number of centers and programs that focus on law and the wider world. Professors and students work in many parts of the world on cutting-edge legal research projects and international collaborations. In addition, legal experts and world leaders visit the law school to share their expertise and engage students in thoughtful dialogue on issues ranging from global environmental quality issues to the rule of law in China. Yale Law School Center for the Study of Private LawThe Center for the Study of Private Law promotes teaching and research on contracts (including commercial law, corporate finance, bankruptcy and arbitration), property (including intellectual property), and tort at Yale Law School and in the broader legal community. (Corporate law research and teaching at Yale is organized by the Center for the Study of Corporate Law.) The Centre deals regularly with international legal issues and with academics, practising lawyers, policy makers and other professionals from around the world. Throughout the year, the Centre sponsors further events on international dispute settlement and other international and transnational aspects of private law. A new series of virtual discussions examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world order Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy draws on resources from across the university to introduce students to environmental law challenges, policy tools, and research methods. The center operates the Goldman Sonnenfeldt Environmental Protection Clinic, where law students deal with environmental law issues on behalf of client organizations. The Centre also sponsors a series of lectures on environmental law and policy, which provides a forum for visiting researchers, policy makers and environmental experts. The Faculty of Law promotes student exchanges with five universities in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Students participating in the Linkage program focus on a variety of areas, including human rights, constitutional law, international law, and criminal law. Latin American students spend three weeks at YLS in February, and YLS students spend four weeks of their summer in Argentina, Brazil or Chile meeting with lawyers, practitioners and government officials, visiting NGOs and law firms, and attending classes. Participating students often work with law students and host professors on course design and are encouraged to organize seminars on topics of common interest at the universities they attend. The Paul Tsai China Center was founded in 1999 by Professor Paul Gewirtz as China Law Center and is the main focus of China-related activities at Yale Law School. The Center is a unique institution dedicated to promoting China`s legal reforms, developing U.S.-China relations, and improving understanding of China in the United States. Founded in 2012, the Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) is a joint program of Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health that paves the way for an innovative and interdisciplinary field of science, education and practice to address global health inequalities.