Wednesday, September 4, 2019

MFIA’s Tenth Year: Victories, New Beginnings, and Evolution

Learn about the work of the MFIA Clinic since the start of 2019, and what the Clinic will be working on this fall.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

MFIA Clinic Helps Launch Free Expression Legal Network

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) announced the launch of the Free Expression Legal Network (FELN) a coalition of law school clinicians and academic non-clinicians who provide pro bono legal support for public interest journalism.

Monday, September 2, 2019

How The Times Uses FOIA to Obtain Information the Public Has a Right to Know

The Media Freedom & Information Access (MFIA) Clinic is mentioned in a New York Times article about how the newspaper uses FOIA lawsuits to gain access to information.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Connecticut Supreme Court Cites Housing Clinic Brief in Win for Tenants

The Connecticut Supreme Court cited a brief written by Yale Law School’s Housing Clinic when it ruled that landlords may not include “extraneous and irrelevant charges” in eviction paperwork, affirming that tenants of subsidized housing have a right to know how much they must pay to keep their homes.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

ACLU Secures Major Victory in Education Rights Case with Yale Law School Clinic

In a case supported by the Yale Law School Education Adequacy Project Clinic, ACLU Foundation of Southern California reached a class action settlement in Riverside County, California, ending a practice in which routine misbehavior in school put children in a diversion program similar to criminal probation.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Report: Congress Nominates Far Fewer Women than Men to Military Service Academies

Members of the 116th Congress nominate women to the military service academies at dramatically different rates, according to a new report authored by Yale Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic for the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Clinic Helps Obtain $305 Million Settlement in Lead Paint Litigation

After 20 years, Yale Law School clinic students helped San Francisco and nine other localities achieve a landmark victory in their litigation against lead paint companies with a $305 million settlement.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Defense Department Ordered to Turn Over Documents on Military Sexual Assault

On July 12, 2019, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut ordered the government to disclose key documents related to bias in the military justice system, in a lawsuit brought by Protect our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. The plaintiffs are represented by the Veterans Legal Service Clinic at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

MFIA Argues Against Iowa Law that Criminalizes Undercover Reporting

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit urging that an Iowa law criminalizing the use of deception to gain access to agricultural facilities violates the First Amendment.