Defending and advancing freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and petition through direct client representation and advocacy

Direct Representation

Delivering legal services to individuals and organizations who may not otherwise have access to First Amendment counsel

Educational Resource

Serving as an educational resource for journalists, students, public employees, and members of the public

Real-World Practice

Providing law students with the real-world practice experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues

First Amendment Clinic students


First Amendment Clinic Students

The First Amendment Clinic provides law students with the opportunity to learn substantive areas of First Amendment law while developing concrete lawyering skills in the context of constitutional litigation. This includes client interviewing, case evaluation and research, motion practice and brief writing, drafting pleadings and discovery requests, taking and defending depositions, participating in discovery and settlement conferences, negotiating with opposing parties, identifying and coordinating with experts, and oral advocacy during court appearances.


Whether you are seeking legal representation or have a general question, the First Amendment Clinic may be able to help.