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

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

Thursday, March 01, 2018


FOIA Bootcamp 2018

1:19:47

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

Monday, November 20, 2017


21:05

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

Bloomberg.com

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

Lawfare

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

Vox

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

STAT

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


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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.

You can make a difference… The history of the last 40 years happened because people like you entered the fray and chipped away at problems that they were told were politically impossible to fix.”


Michael Posner

Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2014 Commencement Address