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PhD candidate, Stanford University, Department of Communication, Stanford, CA, expected 2018.

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, 2015.

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (minor Cinema & Media Studies), Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2006.


Academic Publications

Weiland, Morgan N., Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (2017).

Reviewed by Ronald K.L. Collins in First Amendment News and by Enrique Armijo in Jotwell.

Glasser, Theodore L.  & Morgan N. Weiland, “On the Unfortunate Divide between Media Ethics and Media Law,” in Lee Wilkins and Clifford G. Christians, eds., The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, in preparation.

Van Schewick, Barbara & Morgan N. Weiland, New Republican Bill Is Network Neutrality in Name Only, 67 Stan. L. Rev. Online 85 (2015).

Picard, Robert G., et al., Panel I: The Future of the Political Economy of Press Freedom, 19 Comm. L. & Pol’y 97 (2014).

Note: This article, which I co-authored, is part of a symposium issue, the product of a summit held by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. See Glasser, Theodore L. & Timothy W. Gleason, Summit Report: Freedom of the Press in the Twenty-First Century—An Agenda for Thought and Action: Introduction, 19 Comm. L. & Pol’y 87 (2014).

Law & Policy Publications

Van Schewick, Barbara & Morgan N. Weiland, Evaluating the Chairman’s Revised Net Neutrality Proposal, Stanford Center for Internet & Soc’y  Blog (May 12, 2014).

Weiland, Morgan N. & Jennifer Granick, Obama Press Attacks Degrade the First Amendment in the Name of Security, (Mar. 20, 2014).

Weiland, Morgan N., Protecting Journalism in the Digital Era, Stan. Law., Nov. 2013.

Weiland, Morgan N., Senate’s Broadened Definition of Journalist Is an Improvement, but Still Not Enough, Freedom of the Press Found. Blog (Sept. 12, 2013).

Weiland, Morgan N., Why Sen. Feinstein Is Wrong About Who’s a “Real Reporter”, (Aug. 9, 2013).

Weiland, Morgan N., Congress and the Justice Dept’s Dangerous Attempts to Define “Journalist” Threaten to Exclude Bloggers, (July 23, 2013).

Reports & Letters

Letter from Academics in Support of Sound Net Neutrality in Europe, to The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communication (BEREC) (July 18, 2016).

Stanford Law School Reading Group member for review of Judge Merrick Garland’s work for the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, co-author of review of telecommunication opinions with Stanford Law School Dean M. Elizabeth Magill, May 9, 2016 (see ABA’s Karol Corbin Walker’s statement to the Judiciary Committee, which includes parts of the review).

Conferences & Presentations

Academic Conferences

Weiland, Morgan N., First Amendment Metaphors: From “Marketplace” to “Free Flow of Information.” Presented paper at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2017;  awarded Second-Place Student Paper Award by the Law & Policy Division.

Weiland, Morgan N., Fake News, Trolling, & Cyberbullying: Debating Social Media Companies’ Rights & Responsibilities. Proposed and moderated panel at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2017.

Weiland, Morgan N., First Amendment Metaphors: From “Marketplace” to “Free Flow of Information.” Presented paper at Yale Law School Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 2017.

Weiland, Morgan N., Genealogy of the “Free Flow of Information.” Presented paper at conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities 2017.

Glasser, Theodore L. & Morgan N. Weiland, On the Unfortunate Divide Between Media Ethics and Media Law. Presented paper at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2016.

Weiland, Morgan N., Autonomy Extremism and the Digital Free Speech Crisis. Presented paper and served as discussant at Yale Law School Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 2016.

Weiland, Morgan N., The Origins of the Institutional Press Clause. Invited paper presenter at Stanford Communication Department’s Rebele Symposium, Shaping Your Speech: Media Reform, Past and Present, 2015.

Weiland, Morgan N. Legal Debates Intersecting with Participatory Journalism. Invited panelist, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Teaching, Engaging, and Protecting Acts of Journalism, 2014.

Law & Policy Presentations

Weiland, Morgan N., Ethical Limits of First Amendment Lawyering: Do We Have a Duty Not to Make Certain Arguments?. Invited speaker for Legal Ethics CLE, First Amendment Lawyers Association annual meeting, 2017.

Weiland, Morgan N., Network Neutrality: A Perspective from the Frontline in the Battle for Free Speech in the Digital Era. Invited speaker, Carleton College Convocation, 2016.

Fellowships & Awards

Academic Fellowships

Junior Affiliate Scholar, Stanford Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School, 2015-present.

Graduate Student Fellow, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University, 2016-17.

Bradley Student Fellow, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School, 2014-15.

Graduate Fellow, Graduate Voice & Influence Program, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University, 2014-15.

Student Fellow, Stanford Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School, 2012-15.

Haas Graduate Public Service Fellow, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University, 2011-12.

Gerhard Casper Stanford Graduate Fellow, Stanford University Vice Provost for Graduate Education, tuition and fees for three years, awarded 2010.

Academic Awards

Stanford Law School honors

Class prizes, 2012-15.

John Hart Ely Prize for Outstanding Performance in Legal Ethics.

John Hart Ely Prize for Outstanding Performance in Law, Leadership and Social Change.

Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Outstanding Performance in Federal Litigation.

Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Research and Legal Writing.

Pro Bono Distinction, 2015.

Senior Editor of the Year, Stanford Law Review, 2015.

Articles Editor & Member Editor, Stanford Law Review, 2013-15.

Carleton College honors

Magna cum laude (3.85), 2006.

Phi Beta Kappa, 2006.

David John Field Prize for imagination and ingenuity in the liberal arts, 2006.

Mortar Board, 2006.

Distinction in major, 2006.

Distinction for senior thesis, 2006.

Professional Experience

Legal Experience

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Clerk to Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, San Diego, CA, upcoming 2018-19 term.

Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School, 2014-15.

Davis Wright Tremaine, Summer Associate, NYC & Washington, D.C., Summer 2014.

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Legal Intern, San Francisco, Summer 2013.

Media & Journalism Experience

Media Matters for America, Washington, D.C., 2008-10.

Project Manager, 2010.

Deputy Editor, 2009.

Researcher, 2008-09.

Bloomberg/BNA, Staff Editor, Washington, D.C., 2007-08.

FDC Reports, Reporter, Washington, D.C., 2006-07.

United Nations Press Office, Press Intern, Geneva, Switzerland, November 2004.

KRLX-FM Carleton College community radio station, News Director, Northfield, MN, 2004-06.

KRVS-FM NPR member station, Production Intern, Lafayette, LA, Summer 2003.