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 and Senior Counsel, Ballard Spahr, LLP
  • Nikolas Guggenberger, Clinical Lecturer in Law, Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and Executive Director, Information Society Project
  • Stephen Stich, Local Journalism Fellow
  • Jennifer Borg, Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law and Of Counsel, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden
  • Michael M. Linhorst, Clinical Lecturer in Law and Abrams Fellow
  • David Carter Dinielli, Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Policy Fellow, Yale’s Tobin Center for Economic Policy

Visit the MFIA website to learn more.

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Yale is the one place where going to law school doesn’t mean sitting on the sidelines; it means making headlines.”

Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law