First Amendment Experts

First Amendment and Freedom of Information

Clay Calvert
Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, 352-273-1096


He is an expert and scholar on First Amendment issues.  He has authored or co-authored more than 130 law journal articles on topics related to freedom of expression, has published numerous articles in mainstream media commenting on First Amendment issues currently in the news and has been quoted frequently.


Frank LoMonte
Executive Director, Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, 352-392-2273

The Brechner Center addresses issues around freedom of information, libel, privacy, prior restraints, “Sunshine” laws, access to courts and  First Amendment issues.  LoMonte was the former executive director of the Student Press Law Center and specializes in issues around freedom of information, First Amendment and Media Law.

Jasmine McNealy
Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, 352-846-0226

Jasmine McNealy

Dr. McNealy studies information, communication, and technology with a view toward influencing law and policy. Her research focuses on privacy, online media, and communities.