Access & Accountability Conferences

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic and the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression annually bring together transparency advocates of all stripes to identify current impediments to government openness and to develop strategies for addressing them. Law school clinicians from around the country, together with investigative journalists, academics, practicing lawyers, and law students, explore some of the most urgent transparency issues in the areas of law enforcement, national security and surveillance, government data and personal privacy, and newsgathering rights. The conference is designed to facilitate the development of ongoing relationships, cooperation, and collaboration among practitioners, journalists, and law school faculties to promote governmental accountability and transparency.