Our students take the lead in First Amendment litigation, advocacy, and policy matters. We represent news outlets, journalists, researchers, and scholars reporting and communicating important news and information. The clinic’s work extends across disciplines, impacting the work of human rights advocates, political activists, and other individuals targeted based on their expression. From case development to filing dispositive motions and beyond, our students learn a wide range of practical litigation skills.
Clinic students can expect to:
If you believe you have a matter that the clinic should take on, please contact our associate director, Cortelyou Kenney: email@example.com, to set up an intake.
The Cornell Law School First Amendment Clinic was founded in 2018 with a critical seed grant from The Stanton Foundation. It has received additional generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Legal Clinic Fund, a collaborative fund supported by the Abrams Foundation, Democracy Fund, Heising-Simons Foundation, and the Klarman Family Foundation. The Miami Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor for the fund. Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel J.D. ’52 provided additional generous support.