In Georgetown Law's Communications & Technology Clinic, students represent non-profit organizational clients before federal agencies and courts in efforts to ensure that communications technologies are used in ways that serve the interests of the public.
Under the leadership of Professor Angela Campbell and Benton Senior Counselor Andrew Schwartzman, students work full-time on cases involving the intersection of law and technology. Projects have involved:
- representing organizations of deaf and hard of hearing consumers in FCC proceedings to improve the availability and quality of closed captioning on television and online;
- working with a broad coalition of public interest groups to ensure that sponsors of political advertising are disclosed on the air and assure compliance with the laws governing political advertising;
- investigating whether children's websites and apps are in compliance with the FTC's rules implementing the Children's Online Privacy Act; and
- drafting requests for the FTC to investigate unfair and deceptive marketing practices.
COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY CLINIC IN THE NEWS
- Tech Institute Blog: Communications & Technology Clinic petitions FCC and prepares for oral argument in the DC Circuit - May 18, 2017
- The Baltimore Sun: FCC complaint: Baltimore Police breaking law with use of stingray phone trackers - August 16, 2016