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

Thursday, March 01, 2018

FOIA Bootcamp 2018


Friday, October 5, 2018


Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Thursday, March 1, 2018


Monday, December 18, 2017


Monday, November 20, 2017


Thursday, October 25, 2018

In The Press

Lawsuit: Trump Punishing The Press Is Unconstitutional

Richard French Live

Students from Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) are interviewed about the clinic’s involvement in a First Amendment lawsuit filed against President Trump.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

In The Press

Context Matters When We Scrutinize Online Threats—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

In The Press

The Innovation-Security Conundrum in U.S.-China Relations—A Commentary by Robert D. Williams


Robert D. Williams is a Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and the Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

In The Press

Trump’s targeting of a New York Times journalist, explained by experts


David Schulz ’78, Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and director of the MFIA clinic, and Michael Meltsner ’60 contributed to an article about the federal government’s seizure of a reporter’s phone records as part of a federal investigation into leaks of classified information.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In The Press

DNA donors must demand stronger protection for genetic privacy—A Commentary by Mason Marks and Tiffany Li


Mason Marks and Tiffany Li are fellows at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

In The Press

Security IT! : The Yale Cyber Leadership Forum

The Yale Globalist

A report on the recent Yale Cyber Leadership Forum, a conference organized by Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and director of the Yale Center for Global Legal Challenges Oona Hathaway ’97.

Student Profile Videos


Andrew Burt

Andrew Burt, Chief Privacy Officer & Legal Engineer at Immuta, describes his work in the government and private sectors. Part of the Many Paths Initiative.

I just walked onto this campus and had this feeling that it’s such an intellectually interesting, creative place.”

Janine Balekdjian

Class of 2017