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

Thursday, March 01, 2018

FOIA Bootcamp 2018


Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Thursday, March 1, 2018


Monday, December 18, 2017


Monday, November 20, 2017


Sunday, November 19, 2017


Thursday, April 26, 2018

In The Press

Facebook Released Its Content Moderation Rules. Now What?—A Commentary by Kate Klonick

Kate Klonick is a Ph.D. in Law candidate and a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In The Press

How to Make Facebook and Google Behave

Bloomberg View

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin’s idea of information fiduciaries is discussed in an editorial.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

In The Press

DNC's Hacking Suit Is a Missed Opportunity—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In The Press

Dangers of the ICO - Investing in Crypto: An interview with John Morley

Talks on Law

Professor of Law John Morley ’06 was a guest where he discussed investing in cryptocurrency.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

In The Press

This plan would regulate Facebook without going through Congress

The Verge

An article discusses Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin’s concept of an information fiduciary and how it was a topic in the testimony of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in the Senate.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

In The Press

We May Own Our Data, But Facebook Has a Duty to Protect It

The New Yorker

The article cites scholarship by Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin about Facebook’s use of private information.

Student Profile Videos


Rebecca Wexler

A student perspective on tech law, the Information Society Project, and the Media Freedom of Information Access Clinic

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Justice Clarence Thomas

U.S. Supreme Court ’74