November 29 Wednesday

The First Amendment Today

Professors Jack Balkin and Robert Post on recent issues in First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, and assembly

November 6 Monday

First Amendment Salon: Reargument of Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in association with the First Amendment Salons, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School, and the Committee on Media Law of the New York State Bar Association, cordially invite you to attend a “reargument” of the appeal in the case before a panel comprised of Judges Reena Raggi, Pierre N. Leval and Robert D. Sack. Floyd Abrams will appear for Masses Publishing Co.; Kathleen M. Sullivan will appear for Postmaster Patten.

October 2 Monday

Practical Digital Security for Journalists (and their lawyers)

Practical Digital Security for Journalists (and their lawyers)

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School invite you, your journalist colleagues and others from your organization to the next in their series of occasional lunchtime discussions of current issues facing journalists and their lawyers.

June 5 Monday

Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression: Creeping Commercial Speech

Please join us for a conference on the pursuit of a definition of “commercial speech” and a multi-faceted look at how the absence of a coherent definition impacts First Amendment protections with regards to the content creation community, creativity in advertising, and other areas of corporate speech. 

The Creep and its Impact

April 29 Saturday

FESC V: Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 5

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression invited applications to participate in the fifth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC). The conference will be held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut from April 29 – 30, 2017. 

April 5 Wednesday

First Amendment Salon: Adam Liptak and Floyd Abrams on the Soul of the First Amendment

Conversation with Adam Liptak and Floyd Abrams on The Soul of the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams, a noted lawyer and award-winning legal scholar specializing in First Amendment issues, examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world.

March 30 Thursday

Digital Security for Clinic Students

Are you concerned about the security of your electronic messages?
    Wondering why everyone is talking about Signal?  Confused about
    @ylsclinics email?  Curious about your ethical obligations and how best
    to guard the confidentiality of client communication?
  
    This training is for you.  We will set up PGP encryption for e-mail and
    discuss secure text, audio, and video messaging like Signal.  Bring your
    computer, cellphone, and burning questions about digital security.
  

March 20 Monday

Speech, Surveillance, and Secrecy under the Trump Administration

During the campaign, Donald Trump said he would “open up” libel law so that newspapers could more easily be sued and called for the surveillance of mosques in the United States. As president-elect, he tweeted that those who burned the flag should lose their citizenship and be jailed. And after he took office, the White House barred specific news organizations from attending a press briefing. Please join us for a discussion with Jameel Jaffer and Dean Post about these and other developments, and what they mean for the future of the First Amendment under the Trump Administration.

March 16 Thursday

Protecting Sources & Secrets

The Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic and the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School invite you and other interested journalists and lawyers from your organization to the next in its occasional series of lunchtime discussions of current legal issues.  This Lunch Box Workshop will provide an opportunity for a frank, off-the-record exploration of the legal risks confronted by insiders who leak information to the press, the potential liabilities of journalists who encourage or facilitate those leaks, and the ways to minimize the risks all around through techn

February 1 Wednesday

FOIA Bootcamp 2017

As government transparency faces an uncertain future, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School invites you to come learn about the legal tools you can use to keep federal, state and local governments open and accountable. 

Learn how to effectively obtain information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)—how to draft requests, where to send them, what language you should use and how to work with agencies to avoid going to court.

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