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New Media Rights Students and Faculty

New Media Rights Clinic ( Visit for application information)

New Media Rights is an independently-funded program of California Western School of Law that provides direct legal services to creators, entrepreneurs, journalists, and internet users whose projects require specialized internet, intellectual property, privacy, and media law expertise.

Under supervision of experienced attorneys, students provide services to clients through our transactional Intellectual Property clinic. Students learn critical legal skills such as complex intellectual property analysis, contract drafting, privacy compliance, and policy analysis skills. Interns also have had the opportunity to give presentations to local community groups and at conferences.

We are known for our work against content bullying. In addition, we turn what we learn into hundreds of freely available video and written legal education guides for creators and consumers. We've participated in regulatory proceedings at the Copyright Office, the FCC, and the California Public Utilities Commission, including Net Neutrality, DMCA Anti-circumvention proceedings, Copyright Reform, and the Copyright small claims court proceedings.

When we're not helping individuals, we focus on assisting organizations that provide better access to public information, more business and government accountability, or new perspectives to the cultural landscape through the use of new technologies.

Many of the questions people have about who we are, how we operate, and why we do what we do are answered on our frequently asked questions page. If you're a grantor or foundation, we ask that you support our work, and we invite you to take a look at our accomplishments.

Students interested in working in the clinic should visit for more information.

Potential clients who have legal questions should visit for more information.

We want to thank those who make our services possible, particularly our individual donors, California Western School of Law, Rose Foundation, DuckDuckGo, and the City of San Diego Economic Development Department.