Student Press Law Center Legal Hotline

Schedule a Phone Call

Set up a telephone consultation (up to 30 minutes) with SPLC Senior Legal Counsel Mike Hiestand or Staff Attorney Sommer Ingram Dean by clicking on the button below. Appointments must be scheduled at least 18 hours in advance.

Quickly reach the SPLC Legal Hotline via this form

If you’re a student journalist or assisting student journalists and have a media law-related concern, fill out this form as completely as possible. We need this basic information to accurately answer your questions.

Upon submission, this form goes to the SPLC legal team. We respond as quickly as possible. In an emergency, call us at 202-785-5450.

We encourage you to use a personal computer or phone to submit your request. Messages sent from an account or computer affiliated with a school or workplace are often not private and, in the case of public employee email, may be subject to disclosure under a state’s open records law.