Welcome Professor Jane E. Kirtley to the London Summer Program


Author: Susan Good

kirtley Teaching in the London Program next summer is Professor Jane E. Kirtley. She is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication and director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law.

A former journalist, Professor Kirtley practiced media law in New York and Washington, D.C., and was Executive Director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for 15 years. She has lectured and conducted workshops on freedom of the press and freedom of information around the world, most recently in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Rwanda, Malaysia and Brazil. Her Media Law handbook, published in 2010 by the U.S. State Department, has been translated into several languages, including Arabic, Azeri and Chinese. She is also an affiliated faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School, and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Suffolk University Law School in 2004. She teaches courses in comparative media law, information privacy, constitutional theories of freedom of expression, and media ethics.

The six-week London Summer Program is fully accredited and an integral part of Notre Dame Law School, which gives credit for its London courses in the same manner as it does for courses taken on its South Bend campus. Other law schools regularly approve a transfer of credits.

You can read more about the London Summer Program here.