The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic announced today the launch of the Free Expression Legal Network, a coalition of law school clinicians and academic non-clinicians who provide pro bono legal support for public interest journalism.
The Press Freedom Tracker is investigating reports of more than 250 press freedom incidents, as reporters have covered protests across the country in response to a white Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd, a Black man, on May 25. The Free Expression Legal Network is sharing a few resources for journalists — or for those FELN members who may be assisting journalists.
The Access and Accountability Conference will convene virtually Oct. 23-24, with attendees exploring the impact of the pandemic on access to information and what we can learn from recent experiences about how to improve FOIA and transparency.
This edition of the FELN newsletter looks at how clinics have adapted to classes and client meetings through Zoom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It also highlights the latest work by our members.
The inaugural FELN newsletter discusses the growing number of clinics and highlights the work they’ve been doing the past couple months.
The Free Expression Legal Network is a nationwide coalition of law school clinics, academics, and practitioners focused on promoting and protecting free speech, free press, and the flow of information for a more informed and engaged citizenry. The network helps members to: Share resources with one another, including pedagogical items and court-focused materials Connect with […]
The Free Expression Legal Network is a nationwide coalition of law school clinics, academics, and practitioners focused on promoting and protecting free speech, free press, and the free flow of information to an informed and engaged citizenry. Our members work on media law, transparency, and/or access issues, either as their primary focus or as it […]
Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic will host its annual Access and Accountability Conference on October 4–5, 2019.
The clinic successfully sued the Erie County Sheriff recently on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild Buffalo Chapter for access under New York’s Freedom of Information Law to the records of Buffalo’s local jails concerning suicide attempts by inmates.