February 18, 2019

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm , Eastern Time

Nabiha Syed: The First Amendment in the Twenty-First Century


A moderated panel discussion about media law and freedom of speech, with guest speaker, Nabiha Syed: "Bastions of Freedom, Pockets of Tyranny: the First Amendment in the Twenty-First Century."

Nabiha has been described as “one of the best emerging free speech lawyers” by Forbes magazine.

Prior to BuzzFeed, Nabiha was an associate at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, a leading First Amendment law firm, and was named the First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times. She has worked on legal access issues at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; counseled on whether to publish hacked and leaked materials; and advised documentary filmmakers through the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. She is the co-founder of the Media Freedom and Information Access legal clinic at Yale Law School. She was named as a “40 Under 40 Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal in 2016, and was a finalist for the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the International Bar Association in 2017.

Nabiha is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Yale Law School and Oxford University, which she attended as a Marshall Scholar, as well as a non-resident fellow at both Stanford Law School and Yale Law School. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Student Press Law Center, as the Treasurer for Upturn, a board member of MuckRock, and is on the American Bar Association Communications and Media Law Committee.