Monday, April 6, 2020


Judge Permits MFIA Clinic First Amendment Case to Proceed

A federal judge in New York has ordered a First Amendment lawsuit filed by Yale’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) against President Donald Trump to proceed into discovery.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Transparency Advocates Win Victory for Public Access to Clinical Trial Data

A ruling from a federal judge on February 25, 2020, will dramatically expand the public’s right to access results of clinical trials studying drugs and medical devices.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


MFIA Clinic Wins Unsealing of Grand Jury Documents from Historic Pentagon Papers Case

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School scored a major win when a Massachusetts district judge ordered the unsealing of documents from grand juries convened during the Pentagon Papers case.

Monday, February 10, 2020


Statement from the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression

A statement from the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School on the Retaliation Against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Friday, February 7, 2020


Panel to Discuss Expungement Statutes and the Press

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School will host a discussion panel of current issues facing journalists and their lawyers.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


MFIA Clinic Launches Local News Initiative

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School has announced a new program, the Local News Initiative.

Monday, December 23, 2019


Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Speaks at Information Society Project

For Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, life boils down to three simple words: do unto others.

Thursday, December 12, 2019


John Solomon claims the First Amendment protects him as a journalist

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law David Schulz ’78 is quoted in the Washington Post about the media’s First Amendment rights.

Friday, October 18, 2019


Prison officials ask to toss lawsuit on execution access

Anna Kaur ’21 is quoted and the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic is mentioned in a Washington Post story about a lawsuit challenging the Virginia Department of Corrections regarding access to executions. The four media outlets are represented in part by the Clinic.

Friday, September 27, 2019


MFIA Files Suit Challenging Texas Drone Law

Yale Law School's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic filed a lawsuit challenging a Texas law that makes it a crime for visual journalists and others to use drones for newsgathering and other similar activities.

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