Enrique Armijo named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law center
Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo has accepted an invitation to become an Affiliated Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
Yale describes the Information Society Project (ISP) as “an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties.”
As a research center, ISP affiliates with a collective of scholars working in the areas of new technology and freedom of expression, fostering a scholarly community dedicated to a like set of issues and to furthering ideas and public policy in their shared fields.
“I’m excited to be joining an academic community like ISP,” Armijo said. “The other Fellows there are at the forefront of the issues that I’m working on in my scholarship, and the relationship will greatly benefit both me and Elon Law.”
Armijo’s current research explores the government provision of digital speech spaces such as municipal Wi-Fi connections, Internet access in public spaces and related technology, and how the First Amendment protects citizens using those spaces to communicate—in particular whether and when it is acceptable for the state to block content or people from these spaces. One of his articles on these issues, “Kill Switches, Forum Doctrine, and the First Amendment’s Digital Future,” was published in the winter 2014 issue of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. He has also filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality proceeding discussing these issues.