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Eric P. Robinson

Eric Robinson is Of Counsel to Fenno Law Firm. He is also an assistant professor teaching media law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. Mr. Robinson previously taught media law at Louisiana State University, and prior to that was Of Counsel to a free-speech focused Atlanta law firm. Mr. Robinson’s previous legal experience also includes serving as a staff attorney at the Media Law Resource Center and a legal fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. In addition, he has been an attorney and policy aide for federal, state and local government officials.

Mr. Robinson is a prolific author, having published articles in numerous journals, as well as in several books and encyclopedias. He currently authors a regular column on legal issues for journalists in the South Carolina Press Association’s weekly newsletter, and is the lead contributor for the legal reference book Internet Law: The Complete Guide. Mr. Robinson also recently authored a book on libel law, Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law. A list of his publications can be found here. Mr. Robinson is also recognized as a leading authority on legal issues involving new media and technology, and has spoken at conferences and been interviewed on these issues numerous times. A list of his speaking engagements can be found here.

EDUCATION

ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1993
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1997

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Co-Director, Press Law and Democracy Project, Louisiana State University, 2013-2016
  • Of Counsel, Counts Law Group, 2012-2015
  • Affiliate Scholar, Digital Media Law Project, Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, 2009-2014
  • Associate Professor of Media Ethics & Law, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2012-2013
  • Associate Professor of First & Amendment & Society, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010-2012
  • Deputy Director, National Center for Courts and Media, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010-2012
  • Chambers Attorney, New York State Supreme Court, 2010
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