Yale Graduates in Law and Media
For example, through its Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) program for mid-career journalists, the Law School has trained such well-known journalists as Linda Greenhouse 78 M.S.L. (The New York Times), Barbara Bradley Hagerty 94 M.S.L. (NPR), Charles Lane 97 M.S.L. (Washington Post) and Charlie Savage 03 M.S.L. (New York Times).
In addition to the M.S.L. program, numerous talented journalists have graduated with J.D.s from Yale, including Adam Liptak 88 (The New York Times), Jeffrey Rosen 91 (The New Republic), Emily Bazelon 00 (Slate), and Jeff Greenfield 67 (reporter and commentator).
Yale graduates are also leading practitioners of First Amendment law, such as David Kendall 71, Paul Smith 79, and Floyd Abrams 59. They work as media policy makers, like former FCC Commissioners Reed Hundt 74 and William Kennard 81. Finally, many of our graduates are media industry leaders or entrepreneurs, such as Richard Cotton 69 (Vice President and General Counsel of NBC Universal), Joel Hyatt 75 (CEO of Current TV), and Steve Brill 75 (founder of Court TV and The American Lawyer).