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Initiative for a Representative First Amendment

The Initiative for a Representative First Amendment (IfRFA) is a shared program between the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Cyberlaw Clinic.

IfRFA provides financial support and career opportunities for law students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in First Amendment law. The program helps law students build expertise, make connections with clinics, and see themselves as part of a broad web of practitioners dedicated to justice and free expression. This work is done primarily through a fellowship program, which funds law students to spend a summer diving into the nitty-gritty of freedom of expression work. 

To learn more about the IfRFA fellowship, watch a conversation between Kendra Albert and two of the first year cohort fellows about their experiences.


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Jun 17, 2021

IfRFA presents: Black to the Future

A Conversation about Policing and the First Amendment

On June 17, join IfRFA for a conversation about policing and the First Amendment

Jan 6, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

A More Representative First Amendment?

Video & Podcast: A Conversation with Khaled Beydoun and Justin Hansford

Video & Podcast: Professors Khaled Beydoun and Justin Hansford join IfRFA Director Kendra Albert for a discussion of the way in which First Amendment work could better engage with…

Cyberlaw Clinic
Oct 1, 2019

Cyberlaw Clinic Announces Launch of New First Amendment Fellowship Program

Initiative for a Representative First Amendment seeks to cultivate a broader and more diverse community of freedom of expression practitioners


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Cyberlaw Clinic

Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to clients on issues relating to the Internet, new technology, and intellectual property.