How We Are Involved

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

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

In The Press

Democracy Dies When Facebook and Twitter Define the Truth — A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

In The Press

Can Artificial Intelligence Save the Regulatory State? — A Commentary by Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

In The Press

Personal contact could be next casualty in U.S.-China tech feud


Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 is quoted in Politico about the future of communication platforms like WeChat.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

In The Press

Banning TikTok is a terrible idea — A Commentary by Samm Sacks


Samm Sacks is a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

In The Press

Huawei’s very bad week

National Journal

Robert Williams, executive director of the Paul Tsai China Center, is quoted in a National Journal article about Huawei.

Friday, May 29, 2020

In The Press

Twitter helped make Trump president. Now they’re at war

The Boston Globe

YLS clinical lecturer and Executive Director of the Information Society Project Nikolas Guggenberger is quoted in a Boston Globe article about President Trump’s relationship with Twitter.

Student Profile Videos


Hu Ying

A student perspective on the graduate studies programs, student community, and tech law.

At Yale, I treasured being part of a close community of students, faculty, alumni, practitioners, and staff committed to understanding and critiquing the law. I draw on lessons I learned from that community every day in my career as an economic justice lawyer.”

Casey Pitts

Class of 2008, Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP