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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


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, March 24, 2017


Floyd Abrams ’59 Writes New Book on First Amendment

In The Soul of the First Amendment (Yale University Press; publication date April 25, 2017), Floyd Abrams '59 examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world.
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Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression: Creeping Commercial Speech

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Monday, April 24, 2017

In The Press

Free speech advocates oppose Idaho’s ag-gag law

Idaho Falls Post Register

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression is among a number of groups who have signed amicus briefs in support of a challenge to the “ag-gag” laws in Idaho.

Friday, March 31, 2017

In The Press

Privacy Is the Price We Pay for Our Internet Lives—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In The Press

The Law Is a Zoo in New Exhibit

New Haven Independent

Rare book librarian Michael Widener is interviewed about the library’s latest exhibit, Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In The Press

How Open Data Can Revolutionize a Society in Crisis—A Commentary by Beth Simone Noveck ’97

Brink News

Beth Simone Noveck ’97 is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, March 24, 2017

In The Press

Yale Clinic Leads Legal Fight to Unseal Docket Tied to Trump Associates

Connecticut Law Tribune

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School is featured in an article about a new motion the clinic filed that could unseal court records shedding light on President Donald Trump's alleged ties to a man linked to the Russian mafia.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In The Press

How the First Amendment Applies to Trump’s Presidency—A Commentary by Lincoln Caplan

Lincoln Caplan is a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

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