Jack M. Balkin

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment


Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale.

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. (Philosophy), Univeristy of Cambridge, 1995

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1981

A.B., Harvard University, 1978

Courses Taught


  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Law
  • Technology Law
  • Media Law
  • Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic
  • Law and Disruptive Technology

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale.

Professor Balkin is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author of over a hundred articles in different fields, including constitutional theory, Internet law, freedom of speech, reproductive rights, jurisprudence, and the theory of ideology. He founded and edits the group blog Balkinization, and has written widely on legal issues for such publications as the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Prospect, the Atlantic OnlineWashington Monthly, the New Republic Online, and Slate. His books include Living Originalism; Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust WorldThe Constitution in 2020 (with Reva Siegel); Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed. with Brest, Levinson, Amar, and Siegel); Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology; The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life; What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said; and What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said.

Professor Balkin received his Ph.D in philosophy from Cambridge University, and his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. He served as a clerk for Judge Carolyn D. King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore in New York City before entering the legal academy. He has been a member of the law faculties at the University of Texas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a visiting professor at Harvard University, New York University, the Buchman Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University, and the University of London. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Google’s Salgado ’89 Speaks on Data and Security

Google’s Director for Information Security and Law Enforcement Matters Richard Salgado ’89 joined YLS students over breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, November 8.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Prof. Schmitt Discusses Tallinn Manual

On Tuesday November, 15, 2016, Professor Michael Schmitt visited Yale Law School, and gave a lunchtime talk to law students.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


YLS Hosts International Humanitarian Law Workshop

An International Humanitarian Law Workshop was held at Yale Law School on Friday, September 30, 2016 and Saturday, October 1, 2016. The two-day event was sponsored by The Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Monday, September 19, 2016


Professor Donohue Gives Talk on Fourth Amendment in a Digital World

Georgetown University Professor of Law Laura Donohue recently gave a talk on the “Fourth Amendment in a Digital World” at Yale Law School.

Friday, September 16, 2016


“Hacking the Election” Conference to Be Held September 20

The Center for Global Legal Challenges and the Information Society Project will co-host a conference on “Hacking the Election”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Rebecca Crootof ’11 Named Executive Director of Yale ISP

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has announced the appointment of Rebecca Crootof ’11 JD, ’16 PhD as its new executive director.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Yale ISP, Reuters Institute Release Report on Nonprofit Journalism

A joint report exploring the ways in which legal and political frameworks can help or hinder new forms of developing journalism was published on March 23, 2016.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference to be Held April 30

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Information Society Project at Yale Law School will hold the fourth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference on April 30-May 1, 2016. The conference, which will take place at Yale Law School, brings together academics, practitioners, and others to discuss their scholarly works-in-progress concerning freedom of speech, expression, press, association, petition, assembly, and related issues of knowledge and information policy.

Friday, March 4, 2016


MFIA Recognized for Work on NSL Case

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic was recognized as a finalist for the second annual Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression Prize in the Excellence in Legal Service category for its representation of the plaintiff in Merrill v. Holder. The Merrill case was the first time anyone had successfully defeated a PATRIOT Act gag order.

Friday, February 19, 2016


Conference to Be Held on Obergefell Decision

At an event titled “What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said,” preeminent law scholars will rewrite the Supreme Court landmark opinion upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry. The conference will take place on April 15, 2016, at 1:15 p.m. in Room 127.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


$3 Million Grant Given to Launch Health Data Initiative

The Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) at Yale University, a new initiative launching in July 2016, received a $3 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to promote open access to high-quality data in health.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


ISP to Hold Unlocking the Black Box Conference

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School will hold a Conference titled “Unlocking the Black Box: The Promise and Limits of Algorithmic Accountability in the Profession,” on April 2, 2016. The conference will examine the concerns that have been raised over the increasing power of big data and algorithmic decision making—in commercial, government, and non-profit contexts.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Yale ISP Joins Fight Against Texas Clinic Shutdown Law

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School (ISP) joined with a collection of diverse and influential U.S. organizations and individuals to file an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to reject Texas’ clinic shutdown law and once again affirm longstanding precedent by upholding a woman’s constitutional right to access safe and legal abortion services.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Kohler-Hausmann and MFIA Clinic Win Appeal

Professor Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08, with amicus support from the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, successfully appealed a New York State court ruling prohibiting a record requestor from suing an agency for unreasonable delay when filing a Freedom of Information Request in the state.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


A Conversation with James Baker, General Counsel of the FBI

The Center for Global Legal challenges recently welcomed James Baker, General Counsel of the FBI, to YLS.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


MFIA Clinic Continues to Push for Transparency in TPP Case

A federal district court released an important decision on Tuesday in Intellectual Property Watch’s long-running Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Transparency, Surveillance, and the Future of First Amendment Law

In a post-Snowden era, while legal scholars and advocates re-examine government transparency and secrecy, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School is working to protect the First Amendment rights of citizens and news media across the country.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


ISP Conference on Intellectual Property Law to Be Held March 28 and 29

Yale Law School’s Information Society Project will hold a conference titled Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 on the role of the state in intellectual property law.

Friday, January 30, 2015


Valerie Belair-Gagnon Releases Book on the Impact of Social Media on Crisis Reporting

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, is the author of the book Social Media at BBC News: The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting (Routledge, 2015).

Thursday, December 11, 2014


MFIA Clinic Files Suit To Lift Gag Order on FBI Surveillance Tactic

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Merrill on December 11, 2014, asking the court to lift a decade-long gag order imposed on him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Yale ISP to Examine Net Neutrality at November 18 Panel

A panel focused on the pros and cons of net neutrality and the implications of new rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission will take place at Yale Law School on November 18.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


MFIA Clinic Files Lawsuit Asserting First Amendment Right to Information about Lethal Injection Drugs in Arizona

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the refusal of the Arizona Department of Corrections to disclose information about the source and quality of drugs used to carry out lethal injection executions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Abrams Institute Partners with First Amendment Salon

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Free Expression forms an association with the First Amendment Salon, a group that hosts a regular series on contemporary Supreme Court cases and other timely topics. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Yale Law School to Hold Conference on First Amendment in the Shadow of Public Health

The Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Conference will take place at Yale Law School on October 17 and 18.

Monday, September 8, 2014


Gabriel J. Michael Named Thomson Reuters Fellow

Gabriel J. Michael is the 2014-2015 Thomson Reuters Fellow at Yale Law School. His research will bring a political science perspective to the study of global information regulation.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Yale Information Society Project Welcomes New Fellows

The Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School announces the 2014-2015 Resident Fellows.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Valerie Belair-Gagnon Named Executive Director of YLS Information Society Project

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has announced the appointment of Valerie Belair-Gagnon as its new executive director, effective June 1, 2014. Belair-Gagnon will assume her new responsibilities following the departure of Margot Kaminski ’10, who has served as executive director since 2011.

Monday, March 10, 2014


Yale ISP to Host Conference on Innovation Law March 30, 2014

Yale ISP will host a conference titled "Innovation Law Beyond IP," on March 30, 2014. The conference is sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology.

Friday, February 14, 2014


Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein to Speak on NSA Surveillance on Feb. 20

Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, will speak at Yale Law School on Thursday, February 20, about the report on NSA surveillance delivered by the President’s Review Group. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Yale ISP Law Enforcement and Hacking Conference Scheduled for February 18

A conference on Law Enforcement and Hacking will take place at Yale Law School on February 18, 2014. The conference is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


MFIA Clinic Files Lawsuit to Compel Disclosure of Documents Related to International Intellectual Property Trade Negotiations

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, part of Yale ISP, has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Trade Representative seeking to compel meaningful disclosure regarding the secret negotiations over the intellectual property rules in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Tom Rubin, Chief IP Strategy Counsel at Microsoft, to Discuss Copyright on November 11

Tom Rubin, Chief Intellectual Property Strategy Counsel at Microsoft, will deliver an address titled “Achieving Copyright at the Speed of Light” on Monday, November 11, at 12 pm in Room 129 at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


UN Special Rapporteurs to Discuss Drone Killings, Cultural Rights at Yale Law School

UN Rapporteurs will give two talks on drone killings and cultural rights as part of an event organized by the Information Society Project's Foreign Affairs in the Internet Age Initiative.

Monday, September 16, 2013


Abrams Institute Celebrates Constitution Day with Floyd Abrams Book Talk

The Yale Information Society Project will host a talk on Tuesday, September 17, with Floyd Abrams.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Faculty Commentary: Yale Law Professors Weigh in on Syria Debate

With a fervent debate raging over what actions should be taken against the Syrian government in the wake of a suspected chemical attack that killed more than 1,000 Syrians— including hundreds of children — Yale Law faculty offer their opinions and insights on a range of issues impacting the conversation. Below is a sampling of the most recent commentaries and interviews.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


BJ Ard ’10 and Esteve Sanz Named Thomson Reuters Fellows

Thomson Reuters Fellows work closely with Yale faculty and staff studying cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, technology and media.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Names of Guantanamo Detainees Released After FOIA Request Filed by Yale Law School’s MFIA Clinic

The Obama administration approves the release of records identifying Guantanamo Bay detainees following a FOIA request from the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, ACLU Ask Spy Court to Release Secret Opinions on Patriot Act Surveillance Powers

Yale Law School's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic joins with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to file lawsuit with Spy Court Seeking the Release of Opinions on Patriot Act Surveillance Powers.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic Reflects on NYC Schools Chancellor Freedom of Information Victory

Yale Law School's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic reflects on victory in Freedom of Information battle for emails involving a controversial NYC schools chancellor appointment.

Friday, January 4, 2013


Media Freedom Clinic Files FOIA Suit Against DEA for Footage of Raid That Killed Dozens

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has brought a Freedom of Information Act action against the Drug Enforcement Administration to compel the agency to release aerial surveillance footage of a 2010 raid in Jamaica that led to the deaths of more than 70 civilians, including one U.S. citizen.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Journalist Bill McMichael and Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic Prevail Over Department of Defense in FOIA Case

In a victory for students in the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, a federal judge has rejected an attempt by the Department of Defense to shield investigatory records from review under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Visual Law Project Film on Solitary Confinement Premieres Dec. 11 at Yale Law School

A Visual Law Project documentary on supermax prisons and solitary confinement will premiere at Yale Law School on Dec. 11, 2012.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


MFIA Files Petition Seeking Release of New York City Conduit Maps

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has filed an Article 78 petition in the Supreme Court of New York seeking the release of New York City conduit maps.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


In the Digital Info Age, How Can Reporters Protect Their Sources? Conference Nov. 29

A conference on “Protecting Journalism: Anonymous and Secure Communications for Reporters and Sources” will be held Nov. 29 at Yale Law School.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Information Society Project 15th Reunion Sept. 28-29 at Yale Law School

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School will hold a 15th reunion celebration Sept. 28 and 29 at Yale Law School.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Reaction: Supreme Court Rules on Health Care Law

Yale Law School faculty members and lecturers comment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the health care law.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Conference on Jack Balkin’s Living Originalism Will Look at Constitutional Interpretation

“Constitutional Interpretation and Change: A Conference on Jack Balkin’s Living Originalism” will be held on April 27-28, 2012, at Yale Law School.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Global Censorship Conference to be Held March 30-April 1 at Yale Law School

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School will be holding a conference on global censorship from March 30 to April 1, 2012, at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Emily Bazelon ’00 and Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic Win Access to Settlement Agreement in Phoebe Prince Case

In a victory for both Yale Law fellow and lecturer Emily Bazelon ’00 and Yale Law School clinic students, a Massachusetts Superior Court recently ordered disclosure of a settlement agreement between the town of South Hadley, Mass., and the family of a teenager whose 2010 suicide after being bullied at school attracted national news attention.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic Wins Access to Emails Between NYC Mayor’s Office and Former City Schools Chancellor

In a victory for freedom of information and Yale Law School clinic students, the New York Supreme Court on Nov. 23 ordered the disclosure of emails between New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and a controversial former New York City schools chancellor.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Victory for Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic as Appeals Court Upholds Online Anonymity

The Illinois Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court ruling ordering the disclosure of the identity of a person who had criticized a political candidate on a newspaper website.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Information Society Project Highlights Accomplishments in 2010-2011 Annual Report

The Yale Law School Information Society Project has released its 2010-2011 annual report, highlighting the center’s institutional and individual accomplishments for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression Will Promote Freedom of Speech and Press, Access to Information

Yale Law School and Floyd Abrams have announced the formation of The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School, dedicated to promoting freedom of speech, freedom of the press and access to information.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Yale Law School and Thomson Reuters Announce Establishment of Thomson Reuters Initiative at the Yale Information Society Project

Yale Law School and Thomson Reuters have announced the establishment of the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology at the Yale Information Society Project.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Yale Visual Law Project Caps Successful First Year With Release of Two Student-Produced Films

A new program teaching Yale Law School students how to use film to present legal arguments has marked the successful completion of its first year with the release of two documentaries.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Margot Kaminski ’10 Named Executive Director of YLS Information Society Project

Margot Kaminski ’10 has been named executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Monday, March 21, 2011


A Conversation with Rachel Maddow March 28, Open to Yale Community

MSNBC TV host Rachel Maddow will be at Yale Law School on March 28 for a Q&A with Visiting Associate Professor Amy Kapczynski ’03.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


ISP Hosts Conference on Advertising in the Digital Age

“From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age” will look at the profound impact the Internet and new information technologies have had on advertising and examine how businesses are harnessing new technologies to reimagine and redesign what advertising is, and how it works.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Witness from Guantanamo—A Conversation with Carol Rosenberg and Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

A special event, “Witness from Guantanamo,” featuring Miami Herald staff writer Carol Rosenberg and YLS lecturer Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL, will take place on January 25 at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Panel to Consider the Future of Internet Policy and Network Neutrality

A panel discussion titled “The Future of Internet Policy: A Conversation on Network Neutrality” will be held Dec. 2 at Yale Law School.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


MFIA and New York Times Win FOIA Case; Ruling Clarifies Law Surrounding Personal Privacy Exemption

Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum and The New York Times prevailed in a New York Federal District Court when a Magistrate Judge granted a motion for summary judgment in a Freedom of Information Act suit.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Bob Woodward at YLS Nov. 18 for Panel Discussion on Watergate, Open Government, and Investigative Journalism

Award-winning investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward will take part in a panel discussion Nov. 18 at Yale Law School on “Watergate, Open Government and Investigative Journalism.”

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Journalists Greenhouse and Lithwick Discuss How the Internet Has Affected Supreme Court Reporting

In a talk Oct. 26 at Yale Law School, Slate editor Dahlia Lithwick and YLS Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL discussed how media coverage of the Supreme Court has changed.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Writing About the Supreme Court – A Conversation with Dahlia Lithwick and Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

A special event featuring Dahlia Lithwick, legal correspondent for Slate, in conversation with former New York Times Supreme Court reporter and YLS lecturer Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL will take place on October 26 at Yale Law School.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Yale ISP Highlights Accomplishments in 2009-2010 Annual Report

The Information Society Project has released its 2009-2010 annual report, highlighting the center’s institutional and individual accomplishments for the past academic year.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


MFIA Wins Appeal Seeking Access to Sealed Records; Ruling Guarantees Strong Protections for Newsgatherers

Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum scored a victory in July when a New York state appellate court ruled in the case Mosallem v. Berenson.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Beth Noveck ’97 at YLS April 23 to Discuss Open Government

Beth Noveck ’97, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government, will give a talk at Yale Law School on April 23.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Yale ISP Publishes New Book on Access to Knowledge in Egypt

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School has released a new book on access to knowledge in Egypt.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Discusses Independent and Citizen Journalism April 15

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, will discuss independent and citizen journalism April 15 at Yale Law School.

Monday, March 29, 2010


MFIA Team Files Appellate Brief on Behalf of Journalist Denied Access to Court Records

Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum has filed an appellate brief in New York state court on behalf of a journalist who was denied access to court records.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


MFIA Team Files Amicus Urging Protection of Anonymous Online Critic

The Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum has filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Illinois Court of Appeals to block the unmasking of an anonymous online critic.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Emily Bazelon ’00 Joins Knight Law and Media Program as Media Career Advisor

Emily Bazelon ’00 has joined The Knight Law and Media Program at Yale Law School as the program’s media career advisor.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Arianna Huffington to Discuss First Amendment Online Issues on Feb. 22

Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington will be at Yale Law School on February 22 to talk about issues related to the First Amendment online.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum Looks to Increase Government Transparency and Support the Public’s Right to Know

Yale Law School has announced the launch of the Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Yale ISP To Host A2K4 Conference on Access to Knowledge and Human Rights February 11-13

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School will host its fourth Access to Knowledge Conference February 11-13 at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


ISP Celebrates Open Access Week with New Research

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School has launched three new reports on the state of access to knowledge in comparative national perspective.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Kauffman Foundation Roundtable at YLS Explores Future of Online Video

A groundbreaking Internet Video Innovation Roundtable, hosted by the Yale Information Society Project and sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation, was held March 7, 2009, at Yale Law School.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Conference Nov. 13-14 on Future of Journalism: Who Will Pay the Messengers?

A conference titled “Journalism and The New Media Ecology: Who Will Pay The Messengers?” will be held November 13 and 14 at Yale Law School.

Friday, August 28, 2009


ISP Hosts A2K Global Academy, Announces Research From India and China

The Yale Information Society Project hosted a gathering of the Access to Knowledge Global Academy August 19-20 at Yale Law School.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Open Video Conference Draws Thousands Via New Media

The Open Video Conference June 19-20 in New York City, co-organized by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, drew thousands.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Library 2.0 Symposium to Explore the Future of Digital Collections

The Yale Information Society Project will host the “Library 2.0” Symposium on April 4, 2009, at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Conference To Consider Student Internet Speech Feb. 13-14

Yale Law School’s Law and Media Program will host a conference Feb. 13 and 14 on “The Future of Student Internet Speech—What Are We Teaching the Facebook Generation?”

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Yale ISP Hosts Alumni Reunion and Conference Nov. 15-16

As part of its ten-year anniversary celebration, the Information Society Project at Yale Law School is hosting an alumni reunion and conference November 15-16 at Yale Law School. 

Monday, May 19, 2008


ISP Announces Kaltura Prize in A2K3 Writing Competition

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School (ISP) and the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (IJCLP) have announced their fifth interdisciplinary writing competition and call for papers in conjunction with the third Access to Knowledge (A2K3) Conference taking place September 8-10, 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Monday, May 19, 2008


ISP Announces Kaltura Prize in A2K3 Writing Competition

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School and the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy have announced their fifth interdisciplinary writing competition in conjunction with the third Access to Knowledge (A2K3) Conference taking place September 8-10 in Geneva, Switzerland, will feature an award sponsored by Kaltura.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Information Society Project Issues Technology Policy Recommendations

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has issued a
set of technology policy recommendations aimed at helping shape public
debate on the topic during the current U.S. presidential election.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Information Society Project Issues Technology Policy Recommendations

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School has issued a set of technology policy recommendations aimed at helping shape public debate on the topic during the current U.S. presidential election.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference May 20-23 in New Haven

The “Computers, Freedom, and Privacy: Technology Policy ’08” conference will be held May 20-23 at the Omni Hotel in New Haven.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference May 20-23 in New Haven

The 18th annual “Computers, Freedom, and
Privacy” conference being held May 20-23 at the Omni Hotel in New
Haven. The conference, subtitled “Technology Policy ’08,” is sponsored
by the Association for Computing Machinery, AOL, and Google, in
conjunction with the Yale Law School Information Society Project and
the Yale Law and Media Program.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


China Law Center Co-Hosts Anti-Discrimination Workshop in Chengdu

Yale Law School's Jack Balkin (behind left), Paul Gewirtz '70 (left), and Reva Siegel ’86 (right) attended. 

Monday, February 11, 2008


Yale ISP Forms Coalition To Address Challenges of Education in the Digital Era

The Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP) has joined with more than a dozen institutions and individuals from around the world to create the Dynamic Coalition on Digital Education (DCoDE) will develop norms, policies and regulations that promote the best use of technological resources in education.

Monday, February 11, 2008


ISP To Host A2K3 Conference September 8-10 in Geneva

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School will host the third Access to Knowledge Conference (A2K3) September 8-10, 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Yale ISP Forms Coalition To Address Challenges of Education in the Digital Era

The Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP) has joined with more than a dozen institutions and individuals from around the world to create a coalition dedicated to providing teachers and students with better access to digital information.

Monday, February 11, 2008


ISP To Host A2K3 Conference September 8-10 in Geneva

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School will host the third Access to Knowledge Conference September 8-10, 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Professor Jack Balkin Discusses Workshop on Anti-Discrimination Law in China

On January 19 and 20, the China Law Center co-hosted a workshop on anti-discrimination law at Sichuan University Law School.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Information Society Project Lunch Speaker Series Begins Feb. 5

The Information Society Project’s Spring 2008 Lunch Speaker
Series will be held weekly on Tuesdays from February 5 through May 6.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Information Society Project Names Executive Director and A2K Program Director

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director and a new Access to Knowledge (A2K) Program Director.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Balkinization Blog Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Professor Jack Balkin’s Balkinization blog celebrated its fifth anniversary on January 13, 2008.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Information Society Project Names Executive Director

The Information Society Project (ISP) welcomes Dr. Laura DeNardis as the new Executive Director and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Information Society Project Names A2K Program Director

The Information Society Project (ISP) welcomes Lea Shaver as the new Access to Knowledge Program Director and Associate Research Scholar in Law.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Yale Symposium to Explore Legal Aspects of Reputations on the Internet

Yale ISP will hold an interdisciplinary conference titled “Symposium on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace."

Monday, May 14, 2007


YLS Wins Knight Foundation Grant to Create Law and Media Program

Yale Law School has won a $2.5 million challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create the Knight Law and Media Scholars Program.

Friday, April 13, 2007


A2K2 Conference April 27-29 at Yale Law School

YLS’s Information Society Project will host a three-day “Access To Knowledge 2” Conference April 27-29 at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 26, 2007


Information Society Project To Host Open Standards International Symposium Feb. 3

YLS’s Information Society Project will host an Open Standards International Symposium on February 3 at the Law School.

Thursday, October 27, 2005


A2K Initiative Explores Access to Knowledge

In classrooms and offices at Yale Law School, a coterie of students, faculty, and fellows have been avidly discussing the concept of "access to knowledge." The Information Society Project has launched a broad initiative on the subject--the A2K Initiative--including a seminar, a reading group, and an upcoming conference. "It's been a very intense semester so far," says David Tannenbaum '07, one of the participants in those discussions.