David A. Schulz

Floyd Abrams Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law

J.D., Yale Law School, 1978

M.A., Yale University, 1976

B.A., Knox College, 1974

Courses Taught
  • Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum
  • The Law of Newsgathering
David Schulz

David A. Schulz is Director of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic, where he serves as the Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer and a Senior Research Scholar, and is Senior Counsel to the media and entertainment law group at Ballard Spahr LLP, where his practice is concentrated in media law, First Amendment, and intellectual property litigation. Over the past four decades, he has handled a wide variety of lawsuits and appeals in federal and state courts located throughout the United States, including precedent-setting cases on the public’s right of access to government proceedings and information, and the scope of constitutional protection for newsgathering.

Schulz is a co-author of the leading treatise on newsgathering, Newsgathering and the Law, 5th ed. (Lexis/Nexis, 2019) and the author of numerous scholarly articles. He currently serves on the New York Committee on Open Government, the state agency responsible for overseeing the open meetings, freedom of information and personal privacy laws, and is a General Trustee of Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois. He is a graduate of Knox College, Yale University, and Yale Law School.