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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Friday, November 15, 2019

In The Press

Reflections on TikTok and Data Privacy as National Security — 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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

In The Press

Internet risks ‘dangerous’ split between US, China: Trump gov’t official

South China Morning Post

Scholarship by Robert Williams, executive director of the Paul Tsai China Center, is cited in a South China Morning Post story about security risks inherent in China’s prominence in next-generation 5G technology.

Friday, November 1, 2019

In The Press

Planning Towards Policy Paralysis

DigiChina Project

Paul Tsai China Center Fellow Karman Lucero has an article in the Stanford-New America DigiChina Project’s new report, “AI Policy and China.”

Friday, July 26, 2019

In The Press

Your Employer has More Intimate Data on You than Amazon, Apple or Facebook


Resident Fellow Tiffany C. Li is quoted about data privacy in the workplace.

Monday, July 15, 2019

In The Press

Securing 5G: Challenges and Recommendations — A Commentary by Robert Williams

Council on Foreign Relations

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

Monday, April 8, 2019

In The Press

Yale law group steps up to defend NancyonNorwalk—A Commentary by Leah Ferentinos

Stamford Advocate

Leah Ferentinos is an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School.

Student Profile Videos

Andrew Burt

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.

Yale is the finest law school in the country, and as a result, we are able to admit students who will become leaders in the country, and indeed around the world, in many fields.”

David Schleicher

Professor of Law