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

Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression

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, June 14, 2023

A man and a woman standing in front of a house hold a framed photo of a young man

In a scene from the documentary Pay or Die, James Holt Jr. and Nicole Smith Holt hold a photo of their late son, Alec. Alec Holt died at age 26 — weeks after aging out of his parents’ health insurance — when he rationed insulin because he could not afford its $1,300 monthly cost. Students in DocProject, a program of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School, provided legal review for the film. (Photo: Scott Alexander Ruderman)

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

In The Press

‘This Is an Existential Threat’: Will AI Really Eliminate Actors and Ruin Hollywood? Insiders Sound Off


Sterling Professor of Law Robert Post ’77 discusses filmmaking and artificial intelligence.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

In The Press

Deus Ex Machina: The Dangers of AI Godbots — A Commentary by Webb Keane and Scott J. Shapiro ’90

The Spectator

Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School. Webb Keane is the George Herbert Mead Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

In The Press

Decoding the Information Age with Scott Shapiro

Why is This Happening?: The Chris Hayes Podcast

Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Scott Shapiro ’90 discusses the history of hacking and the future of cybercrime.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

In The Press

How Monero Became Extremists’ Privacy Coin of Choice

Fast Company

Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law Scott J. Shapiro discusses whether cryptocurrencies that shield users’ indentities should be regulated.

Monday, June 12, 2023

In The Press

Hacking and Cybercrime


Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law Scott J. Shapiro answers the question “Just how safe is the online world?”

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

In The Press

In ‘Fancy Bear Goes Phishing,’ Tales of Harmful Hacks

The New York Times

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing, the new book by Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law Scott J. Shapiro, is reviewed.

Student Profile Videos

Saif Zihiri

Saif Zihiri

A perspective on the MENALSA and Muslim Law Students communities and interests including tech, national security civil liberties issues, and journals.

The clinics at YLS offer students incomparable experiences in representation of poor and marginalized individuals and communities, real-world engagement in complex fields of law, and the development of strategic judgment critical to effective lawyering.”

Professor Muneer Ahmad

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education