UGA Law’s Ask-An-Expert webinar on “Facebook and Freedom”

First Amendment Clinic Director Clare R. Norins joins fellow UGA Law School faculty Lori Ringhand and Thomas Kadri in discussing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on First Amendment freedoms. A video-recording of the panel is available to members of the UGA Law School community.

Clinic defends independent journalist accused of defamation

Krass v. Obstacle Racing Media, LLC, et al., 19-cv-05785 (N.D. Ga.) The First Amendment Clinic is fighting to protect the press freedoms of independent journalist Matthew Davis.  Davis was sued for defamation after his news website Obstacle Racing Media, LLC (ORM) published a well-sourced article shining light on a pattern of alleged inappropriate conduct of a…

Norins advocates increasing transparency around COVID-19

Clinic Director Clare R. Norins publishes “Recalibrating the balance:  Increasing transparency around COVID-19 while still respecting privacy” (Georgia First Amendment Foundation, April 8, 2020). The piece appeared as a guest op-ed in news outlets around the country, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read the article.

Clinic director presents at Georgia Press Institute training

On February 14, 2020, at the Georgia Press Institute’s annual training for collegiate print journalists, Clinic Director Clare R. Norins presented on the disturbing pattern of government retaliation against journalists during the panel discussion titled, “Under Attack: Assault on the First Amendment and an Open, Free and Unfettered Press.”

Norins presents to Atlanta Bar Association on Model Rule 8.4(g)

“Model Rule 8.4(g): Over-Lawyered, Over-Inclusive, or Overdue? Discrimination, Harassment, and the Free Speech Rights of Lawyers” At a continuing legal education event hosted by the Atlanta Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Section, Clinic Director Clare R. Norins presented on the free speech implications of the American Bar Association’s broadly-worded Model Rule 8.4(g) that makes…

UGA Law launches new First Amendment Clinic

The Fulton County Daily Report spoke with Assistant Clinical Professor Clare R. Norins about UGA Law School’s new First Amendment Clinic that will officially launch in August 2020. Read the article.