SPLC Legal Request Form

Schedule a Phone Call

You can schedule a telephone consultation (up to 30 minutes) with SPLC Senior Legal Counsel Mike Hiestand or Staff Attorney Sommer Ingram Dean by clicking the button below. Appointments must be scheduled at least 18 hours in advance. 


Contact SPLC via this short form

If you are a student journalist or assisting student journalists and have a media law-related concern, please email the SPLC your questions and comments. Please fill out this form as completely as possible as the information is necessary to accurately answer your questions. Upon submission, this form is opened by the SPLC legal staff.

We respond to these questions as quickly as possible. In an emergency, call us at 202-785-5450.

In filling out this email request, we urge you use use a personal computer or phone. Your contact information should consist of a personal email and cell phone number. Messages sent from an account or computer affiliated with a school or place of employment are often not private and, in the case of public employee e-mail, may be subject to disclosure under a state's open records law.

Fields with an asterisk must be filled out if you need assistance from the SPLC.