Laura Prather in MLRC Media Law Letter: Ten Questions to a Media Lawyer


The second subject of our ongoing series, Laura Prather is chair of the MLRC Defense Counsel Section and a partner at Haynes and Boone in Austin...

How’d you get into media law? What was your first job?

I developed a love of First Amendment issues in the tenth grade. I had a wonderful government teacher, Mrs. Peterson, who really fostered that interest in me. We were studying the Constitution and I just did a deep dive into First Amendment issues. I decided if I were able to do something to help defend the right of people to speak freely, that would be one of the most important things I could do.

Excerpted from the MLRC Media Law Letter. To read the full article, please click here.

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