About Us

Founded 1977, the Media Center is New York Law School’s home for the study of telecommunications, new media and media law and policy. It is one of the nation’s oldest training programs for media lawyers and the only one that offers a digital video lab for the production of visual media relating to justice and the law. Founded twenty-five years ago, the Center sponsors pedagogy, scholarship and projects relating to the intersection between evolving communication and information technologies and the laws that regulate them. The Center has three goals: to promote scholarship, to preserve democratic values through effective media policy and to train media-savvy lawyers who understand the law of media and the role of media in the law.

Affiliated full-time and adjunct faculty bring their expertise in a variety of legal fields, including telecommunications, media, information, entertainment, Internet, antitrust and intellectual property, to bear on the Center’s uniquely interdisciplinary teaching and research. The Center offers students a wide-ranging curriculum, including many courses on international and foreign media law as well as opportunities for academic collaboration and exchange with foreign universities.

Working closely with faculty, students run the Center`s many public programs and conferences, produce a weekly cable television program on media law and policy, edit and publish the Media Law Reporter, assist with faculty research and run the Center’s website. Students also have the opportunity, under faculty supervision, to create hands-on visual media and web-based applications as part of their course of study. The Center offers students related job and internship opportunities in industry, government, the public interest and commercial legal profession.

For more information about the Media Center, please contact Professor Michael Botein at mbotein@nyls.edu or 212.431.2161.