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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

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

Wednesday, March 03, 2021


In The Press

PEN America Lauds Settlement in Press Freedom Lawsuit

Voice of America

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David A. Schulz ’78 is quoted in a Voice of America article about a settlement where the plaintiff was represented in part by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Friday, February 7, 2020


2:23

Friday, October 5, 2018


1:00:48

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


41:38

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


1:12:06

Thursday, March 1, 2018


1:19:47

Monday, December 18, 2017


2:43

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


In The Press

J’Accuse! Allegations Make News Even When They’re Unproven — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


In The Press

Biden Administration Considers Whether To Continue Trump's Hard Line Against Huawei

NPR

Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center Robert D. Williams spoke to NPR’s All Things Considered about the Biden administration’s policy regarding Huawei.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


In The Press

PEN America Lauds Settlement in Press Freedom Lawsuit

Voice of America

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David A. Schulz ’78 is quoted in a Voice of America article about a settlement where the plaintiff was represented in part by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


In The Press

Dominion and Smartmatic have serious shot at victory in election disinformation suits, experts say

CNBC

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz ’78 is quoted in an article about the Dominion and Smartmatic defamation suits against a variety of conservative personalities.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


In The Press

Press Herald sues Maine State Police over concealed discipline records

Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald reports that it has filed a suit, assisted by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School, seeking access to Maine State Police disciplinary records.

Thursday, October 29, 2020


In The Press

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

Bloomberg.com

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

Student Profile Videos


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Misha Guttentag

A student perspective on tech law and the Information Society Project.

One of the things that makes this job magic is the students. They’re unbelievably smart, the best lawyers you can imagine. But they care so deeply. And what always amazes me is they’re unfailingly modest about what they do.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law