How We Are Involved


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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

ISP 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, August 3, 2022


Wednesday, May 25, 2022


the sign in front of the Department of State

The Department of State in Washington, D.C. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is challenging the department's slow responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Professor Scott Shapiro in his cybersecurity class, seated in front of a screen with a projected news story on ransomware.

Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law Scott J. Shapiro ’90 talks to his cybersecurity class, which gives students the technological background to address issues like digital policy and national security. “It is extraordinarily difficult for law students and for legal scholars such as myself to talk intelligently about regulating an activity that we can’t even imagine,” he said. 

Monday, May 16, 2022


Among the work of the Tech Accountability & Competition is to address content moderation and hate speech on social media, social media addiction among children and teenagers, and facial recognition and police surveillance.

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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, October 5, 2018


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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Monday, December 18, 2017


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Tuesday, May 31, 2022


In The Press

Court Orders State Police To Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Central Maine

Ruling in a case that the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic helped bring to court, a judge has ordered the Maine State Police to provide the state’s two biggest newspapers with previously concealed parts of police disciplinary records.

Monday, May 9, 2022


In The Press

Reversing Roe in the Digital Age

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Information Society Project Executive Director Nikolas Guggenberger discusses the potential impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on online privacy issues.

Thursday, February 17, 2022


In The Press

Spotify Must Be More Transparent About its Rules of the Road — A Commentary by Tracey Meares et al.

Tech Crunch

Tracey Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Sunday, February 13, 2022


In The Press

Sarah Palin May Find That Libel Doesn’t Mean What It Used To — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


In The Press

Governments — Including Connecticut’s — Continue Using Algorithms in the Dark

Connecticut Mirror

A report released by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is cited in an article about how government agencies are using algorithms to make policy decisions.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


In The Press

Fighting Racial Bias with an Unlikely Weapon: Footnotes

The Washington Post

Head of Instruction and Lecturer in Legal Research Julie Graves Krishnaswami is quoted about footnotes in The Bluebook.

Student Profile Videos


LLM

Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II

A student perspective on the graduate studies program and tech law at Yale Law School.

At Yale Law School, we think hard about law, with freedom to challenge basic assumptions embedded within our legal institutions and to construct new frameworks.”


Monica Bell

Class of 2009, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology