Knight Law and Media Program


The Knight Law and Media Program (Knight LAMP) is designed to foster a deeper understanding of the issues at the intersection of law, media, and journalism and to encourage Yale Law School students to pursue careers in media law. It is focused on providing support and programing for students who plan to be journalists, journalist advocates, and policy makers or leaders in the media industry; for working journalists who seek a deeper understanding of law, media, and policy; and scholars who focus on media law issues. Professor Jack Balkin serves as the Program’s director.

Knight LAMP supports the work of ISP Resident Fellows and Knight LAMP Student Fellows (Yale Law School students with summer internships focused on media law, defending the First Amendment, or working for the protection of journalism or journalists). The Knight LAMP program also sponsors various events, including conferences, academic roundtables, speakers, and writing workshops.

Knight LAMP is made possible by a generous contribution from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which also enables Yale Law School to bring working journalists in for training programs and conferences.