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Allyson Veile

Allyson Veile

First Amendment Clinic Fellow

Allyson Veile joined the First Amendment Clinic as a legal fellow in August 2022, where she assists with the Clinic’s litigation to defend and advance freedoms of speech, press, assembly and petition. Veile also regularly counsels journalists and members of the public on newsgathering and government transparency issues.

Immediately prior to joining the Clinic, Veile was an associate at Ballard Spahr in Washington, D.C., where she primarily represented clients in commercial litigation. While at the firm, she also assisted with pro bono matters, including litigation under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Veile graduated from Duke Law School in May 2021 with a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service. While in law school, she worked as student attorney in Duke’s First Amendment Clinic. She also externed with the North Carolina Office of the Solicitor General in Raleigh, and interned with Earthjustice in their Tallahassee, Florida office.

Veile received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin with highest honors. She is barred in Georgia and the District of Columbia.


Arizona & New Mexico, MLRC Fair Report 50-State Survey, Aug. 2022.

Co-author, Northern District of California Dismisses Case Against Facebook and Twitter: White House Press Conference Not Sufficient to Show State Action, MLRC MediaLawLetter, May 2022.

“Shitty Media Men” Defamation Suit Survives Motion to Dismiss: Plaintiff Not a Public Figure in #MeToo Controversy, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Sept. 2020.