The First Amendment Clinic defends and advances the rights of free speech, press, assembly, and petition through direct representation of clients while providing law students with the practice experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues.

The Clinic represents clients on a wide range of matters, including litigating civil rights claims for violations of First Amendment rights, challenging overly broad or vague laws that restrict speech, defending clients in defamation suits, assisting journalists in challenging denials of public records requests, and advocating for the public’s right to access court records and proceedings. 

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Student Course

One semester 6-credit course developing lawyering skills.

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The First Amendment Clinic is supported by funding from the Stanton Foundation.