SCHOOL OF LAW

International Justice Clinic Director David Kaye attends “World Press Freedom Day.”

Advancing freedom and expression

UCI’s International Justice Clinic, named one of the world’s top 15 most innovative legal clinics by PreLaw magazine, is employing two $100,000 Ford Foundation grants to fund clinic staffing and projects advancing freedom of online expression for vulnerable communities. David Kaye, a clinical professor of law at UCI and director of IJC, is also the United Nations Special Rapporteur responsible for monitoring and protecting worldwide freedom of opinion and expression. With the help of his clinic students, Kaye researches, interviews and advocates for myriad groups worldwide, developing strategies and arguments to combat human rights violations. The Ford Foundation funding goes toward two-year-long fellowship positions at the clinic, providing Kaye with the necessary staff support to conduct advocacy work and advance freedom of expression on the Internet. Amos Toh served as IJC’s 2016-17 Ford Fellow, joining about 16 other students working in the clinic.

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