The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about open records and open meetings.
College campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods regularly are the scene of mass public gatherings, some celebratory and some enraged, some planned and some spontaneous.
As college athletics become an ever-bigger enterprise at many schools, the student media has an ever-growing obligation to monitor their programs. The following guide should provide you with valuable tools for obtaining the information you need to do your job.
How well does your school comply with the Clery Act? We've assembled this guide to help you find out. In it are instructions, sample records requests and a checklist of basic requirements your school should be meeting.
Learn what the law says about where you can go and what you can do to gather news.
Whether university foundations are extensions of public colleges and universities — and therefore subject to state open record laws — or more similar to private, non-profit corporations (which are not subject to these laws) is a hotly contested issue.
A state-by-state guide to your legal right to attend student government meetings.
A guide to state public record laws regarding the disclosure of faculty or other school employee evaluations.
For student journalists who know the basics of freedom of information law, "no comments" and locked doors are not dead-ends — just temporary obstacles that can very often be overcome.
Frequently asked questions about the federal campus crime reporting law.