The Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic defends free speech, privacy, and other individual rights while pressing for greater transparency and accountability in government.
The clinic works on behalf of individuals and client organizations at the local and national level, conducting litigation and policy advocacy to achieve systemic improvements in the law and to support investigative and government accountability work.
Jonathan Manes, Director of the Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic
University at Buffalo
School of Law
507 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
We are a public interest law firm that pursues public accountability and the protection of civil liberties and civil rights, especially free speech, privacy, and due process. We carry out this mission by engaging in impact litigation, policy advocacy, and individual client representation.
The clinic is particularly focused on issues involving:
The clinic has worked on behalf of individuals, investigative journalists, and leading local and national organizations including:
Read more about the clinic in At Buffalo, UB’s alumni magazine.