As technology advances, will society harness it to promote equity, or to serve and preserve systems of oppression? This question doesn’t just affect some of us; it affects us all. Students in the Communications & Technology Law Clinic advocate on behalf of nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking to advance social justice technology policy by: 

  • promoting access to and inclusiveness of communications technologies and networks, 
  • promoting the integrity and fairness of communications technologies and networks, and 
  • challenging surveillance of historically disadvantaged communities.

Our practice takes place mostly before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with occasional matters before courts and Congress. The clinic is an “immersion clinic,” and students admitted to the clinic are expected to work full-time on their cases for a semester. 

The clinic has existed as part of Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation since 1980.