How We Are Involved


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Information Society Project

Information Society Project (ISP) is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. The ISP's work includes copyright, media law and policy, transparency, and privacy.

Information Society Project

ISP Events

MFIA Clinic

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA), part of ISP's Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, is a law school clinic dedicated to increasing government transparency, defending the essential work of news gatherers, and protecting freedom of expression through impact litigation, direct legal services, and policy work.

Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic

MSL Degree Program

The Law School also offers the Degree of Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) for journalists seeking an intensive immersion in legal thinking so that they are better able to educate their audiences upon their return to journalism.

MSL Admissions

Friday, November 18, 2022


A group of six people standing for a photo with one holding an award

At a Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information event, at which the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic received an award for its work: from left, Connecticut Foundation for Open Government President Bill Fish, Stephanie Rice ’23, Jonathan Gibson ’24, MFIA Clinical Fellow Stephen Stich ’17, Council President Dan Klau, and Marlene Arias ’24. (Photo: Gary Lewis)

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Thursday, September 15, 2022


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Thursday, September 15, 2022


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, October 5, 2018


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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Friday, August 26, 2022


In The Press

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

NPR / Here and Now

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2022


In The Press

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

Central Maine

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.

Monday, May 9, 2022


In The Press

Reversing Roe in the Digital Age

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Information Society Project Executive Director Nikolas Guggenberger discusses the potential impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on online privacy issues.

Thursday, February 17, 2022


In The Press

Spotify Must Be More Transparent About its Rules of the Road — A Commentary by Tracey Meares et al.

Tech Crunch

Tracey Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Sunday, February 13, 2022


In The Press

Sarah Palin May Find That Libel Doesn’t Mean What It Used To — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


In The Press

Governments — Including Connecticut’s — Continue Using Algorithms in the Dark

Connecticut Mirror

A report released by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is cited in an article about how government agencies are using algorithms to make policy decisions.

Student Profile Videos


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Ricky Hanzich

A student perspective on tech law, being a dean's advisor, and coming to Yale Law School as a transfer student.

Yale Law School prepared me for a lifelong career in public interest and social justice work through its academic excellence, hands-on clinical practice, and expansive student-led leadership opportunities.”


Lourdes Rivera ’90

Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights