Student Press Law Center Legal Hotline

Our legal team is committed to helping you find the answers you need to address your student-media-related legal questions and concerns. The hotline is free, and we answer every query.

If the matter is urgent and time sensitive (for example, if you’ve been threatened with a lawsuit or are facing imminent censorship), please indicate so on the form. We do our best to respond to urgent matters in one business day and non-urgent matters within three business days. Please note that we are closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Please do not use a school email address, as those may be accessed by administrators or may block emails from SPLC. If you have technical trouble or need special accommodation, email us at

SPLC Hotline

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