It's the Law

SPLCSince 1994, Mike Hiestand of the Student Press Law Center has contributed regular columns on student press legal and ethical issues to ACP and NSPA's Trends newsletters. To keep the valuable advice in those columns alive, has made "It's the Law" columns available here as a resource for student journalists.

For additional student press legal advice and resources, contact the Student Press Law Center at, visit their website at or try one of the links at left.

For more coverage of the student press by ACP and NSPA, visit our Trends in College Media and Trends in High School Media pages.

The articles linked above may not be reprinted elsewhere without permission from the National Scholastic Press Association and Associated Collegiate Press.

National Scholastic Press Association

NSPAIn 1921, NSPA began helping high school students and teachers improve their publications. Today, that goal remains No. 1.

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Associated Collegiate Press

ACPThe Associated Collegiate Press is the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student media in the United States.

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