The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) 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. The clinic is a program of the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and Information Society Project. The clinic is co-taught by Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment; David Schulz, Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Senior Counsel at Ballard Spahr, LLP; Stanton First Amendment Fellow Charles Crain, Staff Attorney John Langford, Abrams Clinical Fellow Jennifer M. Pinsof, and Ruttenberg Fellow Francesca Lina Procaccini.

Visit the MFIA website to learn more.

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The people I was able to spend those three years with and think alongside and work alongside — they put me on a different path and it’s a path that’s allowing me to have a much larger and more meaningful impact on children than I would have had before.”


Samantha Tweedy

Class of 2006