University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones has been named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project (ISP). The ISP is an intellectual center at Yale Law School focused on the complex relationships between law, technology, and society. The center’s resident and affiliated fellows explore interdisciplinary issues from diverse academic backgrounds, including law, communications, computer science, journalism, political science, and cognitive psychology.
Jones is a First Amendment scholar and a national expert in media law and press freedom issues. She has worked closely with two of the Information Society Project’s press-related initiatives—the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, which promotes freedom of speech, freedom of the press, access to information, and government transparency, and the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic, which is dedicated to increasing government transparency and defending the work of news gatherers by providing pro bono legal services, pursuing impact litigation, and developing policy initiatives. As an Affiliated Fellow, Jones will continue to contribute to the ISP Research Areas of media law, freedom of expression, and government transparency and accountability and will assist with programming in those areas.