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

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

Monday, September 13, 2021


In The Press

Madison Police Step up Fight To Withhold Barbara Hamburg Murder Investigation Files From HBO’s ‘Murder on Middle Beach’ Filmmakers

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Lecturer David Schulz ’78 discusses efforts by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic to gain public access to police records from a 2010 murder in Madison, Connecticut.

Friday, October 29, 2021


US Supreme Court

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) clinic at Yale Law School petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.

Friday, February 7, 2020


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Friday, October 5, 2018


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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Thursday, March 1, 2018


1:19:47

Monday, December 18, 2017


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Thursday, December 2, 2021


In The Press

Two Georgia Election Workers Targeted by Trump Sue Far-Right Conspiracy Site Gateway Pundit for Defamation

The Washington Post

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is mentioned in an article about a defamation lawsuit filed by two Georgia election workers against Gateway Pundit, accusing it of knowingly publishing false stories saying they engaged in ballot fraud during the 2020 general election.

Saturday, November 27, 2021


In The Press

The Difference Between Playboy’s ‘Rabbitars’ and Warhol’s Soup Cans — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2021


In The Press

Cleveland’s Guardians Will Make a Deal — 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.

Friday, October 29, 2021


In The Press

Puerto Rico Media Petitions Supreme Court in Abuse Case

Associated Press

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law David Schulz '78 and Clinical Lecturer in Law and Associate Research Scholar in Law Stephen Stich '17 comment on a petition filed to overturn a ruling by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court cutting off all public access to judicial proceedings involving domestic violence.

Monday, September 13, 2021


In The Press

Madison Police Step up Fight To Withhold Barbara Hamburg Murder Investigation Files From HBO’s ‘Murder on Middle Beach’ Filmmakers

The Hartford Courant

Clinical Lecturer David Schulz ’78 discusses efforts by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic to gain public access to police records from a 2010 murder in Madison, Connecticut.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021


In The Press

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

The Maine Monitor

A news report describes a lawsuit filed by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic on behalf a Maine news outlet over a county’s refusal to release records about possible recording of jailhouse conversations.
 

Student Profile Videos


Xiangnong (George) Wang
’20

Xiangnong (George) Wang

A student perspective on public interest law, the MFIA Clinic, and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at Yale Law School.

Yale Law School prepared me for a lifelong career in public interest and social justice work through its academic excellence, hands-on clinical practice, and expansive student-led leadership opportunities.”


Lourdes Rivera ’90

Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights