The Initiative for a Representative First Amendment (IfRFA) provides financial support and career opportunities for law students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in First Amendment law. We help law students build expertise, make connections with clinics, and see themselves as part of a broad web of practitioners dedicated to justice and free expression. 

Christopher Bavitz, a oldewhite man with glasses and a beard, smiles at the camera, selfie-style.

Christopher Bavitz

Founding Director


Jasjot Kaur

Project Coordinator


Khaled Beydoun

Scholar In Residence



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Initiative for a Representative First Amendment

Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic

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1585 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Header image is Justice, by Diana K. Moore, from outside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Courthouse in Newark, New Jersey. You can read more about the sculpture here.


The Initiative for a Representative First Amendment is a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic. We're proudly funded by the Legal Clinics fund.