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The SPLC Team

Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, joined SPLC in January 2008 after practicing law with Atlanta-based Sutherland LLP and clerking for federal judges on the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Before law school, LoMonte was an award-winning investigative journalist and political columnist for daily newspapers in Florida and Georgia. LoMonte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Georgia Law Review. His articles about the First Amendment and media-law topics have been widely published in Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the American University Law Review, the University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review, and in many other outlets. E-Mail
Adam Goldstein, Attorney Advocate, graduated from Fordham University School of Law in May 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in Internet journalism from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, where he was editor-in-chief of the FCLC Observer. For three years, Goldstein worked as a freelance producer and editor for E-Mail
Sara Gregory, McCormick Foundation Publications Fellow, studied history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but spent most of her time working at The Daily Tar Heel. In addition to spending two years as the paper's managing editor, she has interned at The Tampa Bay Times (formerly The St. Petersburg Times), The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The (Greensboro) News & Record. E-Mail
Jennifer Kiel, Office Manager, is a graduate of Mary Washington College with a degree in elementary education and social studies. She has many years experience as a teacher, researcher, and administrative and executive assistant. Most recently serving as a research assistant with an investment bank, she came to the SPLC to bring her many years of experience in the "for-profit" world to the non-profit world where it would do more good. E-Mail
Mike Hiestand, Project Attorney, grew up in Alaska and is a graduate of Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Marquette University's College of Journalism and Cornell Law School. Hiestand was the Student Press Law Center's staff attorney from 1991-2003. Over the years, he has assisted nearly 15,000 student journalists and advisers. He now works from the West Coast on occasional projects for the SPLC. E-Mail

Our Interns (Fall 2013)

Lydia Coutre graduated from Kent State University in December 2013 with a degree in journalism. She has worked at Kent State's student newspaper, the Daily Kent Stater, and has interned with The (Minneapolis) Star Tribune and The Columbus Dispatch. E-Mail
Casey McDermott is a May 2013 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She served as editor of her college newspaper, The Daily Collegian, and just completed an internship with ProPublica during which she investigated the practice of unpaid internships. E-Mail
Rex Santus is a senior at Kent State University majoring in in journalism. He has worked at Kent State's student newspaper, the Daily Kent Stater, and has interned at The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and The Columbus Dispatch. E-Mail

Our Office

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

(703) 807-1904