First Amendment Clinic trains student journalists at Georgia universities

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic is training student journalists at universities across the state. Consistent with the clinic’s mission to educate the public about free speech and press rights, the clinic provided media law training to the Cluster newspaper staff at Mercer University, Grady Newsource staff at UGA and communications department students and faculty at East Georgia State College. Third-year law student Anish Patel, second-year law student Davis M. Wright and First Amendment Clinic Legal Fellow Samantha Hamilton covered tops such as defamation, privacy, copyright fair use and access rights under Georgia’s Open Meetings and Open Records Acts.