Wednesday, September 7, 2022


MFIA Welcomes 2022-23 Clinical Fellows

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School welcomes two new clinical fellows: Rachel Davidson and Kelsey Eberly.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022


MFIA Case Against State Department FOIA Violations Moves Forward

In a case brought by the Media Freedom and Information Access clinic, a court denied a motion to dismiss a claim that the State Department's delayed responses to Freedom of Information Act requests form a pattern.

Friday, August 26, 2022


Are Defamation Lawsuits an Effective Tool Against the Onslaught of Misinformation?

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law David A. Schulz ’78 discusses how to combat misinformation. 

Friday, August 26, 2022


Law Clinics Win Battle Over 2016 FOIA Amendment's Meaning

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law David A. Schulz ’78 discusses a case brought by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic in which a court ruled that the FDA cannot withhold commercial information from the public soley because a company considers it confidential.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022


Court Sides with Clinics on Freedom of Information Act Exemptions

A court agreed with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic that the FDA cannot withhold information about a drug’s approval solely because the drugmaker considers it confidential. An exemption to the law is not meant to protect confidentiality for the sake of confidentiality, the court ruled.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022


MFIA Welcomes New Student Directors 

Alice Longenbach ’23, Paul Meosky ’23, and Chelsea Thomeer ’23 will serve as the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic’s student directors this fall.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022


Court Orders State Police To Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Ruling in a case that the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic helped bring to court, a judge has ordered the Maine State Police to provide the state’s two biggest newspapers with previously concealed parts of police disciplinary records.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


MFIA Litigation Aims to Fix State Department’s FOIA Delays

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic is challenging the State Department’s slow responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Defending Free Speech at the ACLU: Vera Eidelman ’15

A look at the career and work of Vera Eidelman ’15, a staff attorney at the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.

Monday, May 16, 2022


Start-up Within a Clinic: the Tech Accountability & Competition Project at MFIA

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic’s Tech Accountability & Competition project is dedicated to reducing the harms caused by the excessive use of power in today’s digital marketplaces.

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