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About the Student Press Law Center

Since 1974, the Student Press Law Center has been the nation's only legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment and supporting the student news media in their struggle to cover important issues free from censorship. The Center provides free legal advice and information as well as low-cost educational materials for student journalists on a wide variety of legal topics. In addition, the SPLC operates a formal Attorney Referral Network of approximately 150 lawyers across the country who are available to provide free legal representation to local students when necessary. Approximately 2,500 student journalists, teachers and others contact the Center each year for help or information. Calls come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The SPLC is a nonprofit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) corporation. The Center is headquartered in Arlington, Va, where it shares a suite of offices with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The organization is run by an executive director and a corporate board of directors composed primarily of journalism educators, professional journalists and attorneys. The SPLC is supported by contributions from student journalists and other interested individuals as well as donations from foundations and corporations.

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Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209-2275 USA

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Mission and Vision: Read more about who we are and what we do.

Media Kit: Information for journalists covering student media issues.

Staff: Meet the SPLC's team of dedicated attorneys, consultants, fellows and interns.

Board of Directors: Get to know our volunteer oversight board.

Annual Report: Catch up on the SPLC's many accomplishments in recent years.

Careers and Internships: Learn about current job openings and internship opportunities at the SPLC's Washington, D.C.-area office.

Awards: Nominate someone who has done exceptional work standing up for the rights of student journalists.