Yale Law School has a long history of scholarship at the intersection of law, media, and journalism. The Knight Law and Media program is directed toward:
Yale Law School students who plan to be journalists, advocates for journalists, policy makers or leaders in the media industry; working journalists who seek a deeper understanding of law, media, and policy; and scholars who focus on issues in law and media.
The Knight Law and Media Program is open to all Yale Law School students. The program includes courses related to law and media; writing workshops; speakers, conferences and events; and career counseling and support for summer internships. The Program’s director is Professor Jack Balkin.
The Law School received a grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support the Knight Law and Media Program. In addition, the Knight grant enables the Law School to bring working journalists to the Law School for training programs and conferences.
The Knight Law and Media Program fellow for 2016-2017 is Caitlin Petre.