Wednesday, June 30, 2021

MFIA Team Works on Medical Transparency Amidst Pandemic

The MFIA Clinic worked through the fall 2020 semester with faculty from the Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Public Health, and other public health experts and activists to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine approval process was fully transparent and driven by science rather than political pressure. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Abrams Institute Files Amicus Brief in Access to Court Records Case

The MFIA Clinic filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last semester in Hartford Courant Company, LLC v. Carroll, a suit challenging a Connecticut statute that automatically closes criminal trials to the public if they are transferred from juvenile to adult court. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

MFIA Clinic Advances New Project on Algorithmic Transparency

The MFIA Clinic has launched two new projects on algorithmic transparency this past semester, with the goal of developing model legislation to promote transparency around the use of algorithms by government agencies and disclosure of their potential biases. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Abrams Institute Files Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Donor Disclosure Case 

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) prepared a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression this semester in a closely watched case about compelled disclosure of donors to nonprofit organizations.  

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

MFIA Clinic Represents Journalist Injured by Police at Protest

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is serving as co-counsel to a photojournalist who was blinded in one eye by police while covering a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

MFIA Files Amicus Brief in Newsgathering Case

Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) argued in an amicus brief filed last semester on behalf of 13 First Amendment scholars and practitioners in a case stemming from newsgathering at Black Lives Matter protests.

Monday, June 7, 2021

MFIA Clinic Receives $200,000 Contribution from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

For the second year, the Media Freedom & Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School has received a $200,000 contribution from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to advance the clinic’s core mission.

Monday, April 19, 2021

A.C.L.U. Asks Supreme Court to Let It Seek Secret Surveillance Court Rulings

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is referenced in an article in The New York Times about efforts by the ACLU, aided by the clinic, to gain access to previously secret rulings by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Friday, March 19, 2021

MFIA Clinic to Host its Annual FOIA Bootcamp April 7, 2021

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic will host its annual FOIA Bootcamp on April 7, 2021.

Friday, March 5, 2021

MFIA and ROLC Succeed in Procuring Overseas U.S. Troop Levels from Pentagon

Two Yale Law School clinics worked to compel the Department of Defense to release U.S. troop strength levels since 2017 in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.