The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. Areas of focus include copyright, media law and policy, and privacy.

Upcoming Events

Thomson Reuters Speaker Series: Kurt Opsahl

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Room 122

EFF's Kurt Opsahl will provide an overview of the National Security Letter statutory framework, discussing how NSLs fit in with other authorities, the FBI's history of misuse, and then discuss the law behind the District Court's decision and the upcoming appeal.

Abrams: David Cole

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:00pm

Room 122

The War on Terror and Civil Society Constitutionalism

Bio: David Cole is the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law, national security, and criminal justice.  He is also the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He has been published widely in law journals and the popular press, including the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Stanford Law Review, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.  He is the author or editor of seven books.  Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror, published in 2007, and co-authored with Jules Lobel, won the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for best book on national security and civil liberties.   Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism, received the American Book Award in 2004.  No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System was named Best Non-Fiction Book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review, and best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American Political Science Association.  His most recent book is The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009).