Michael Lambert

Ethics and Excellence Foundation Legal Fellow

Michael Lambert focuses on libel, privacy, confidentiality, and newsgathering.

Lambert, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in May 2015. He served as the online editor for the Louisiana Law Review and published a Comment on the First Amendment validity of a Louisiana law banning speech concerning concealed handgun permits.

Prior to joining the Reporters Committee, Lambert interned with the Digital Media Law Project and Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, externed for Judge James Brady of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, interned for Judge Jon Comstock of the Benton County Circuit Court in Bentonville, Arkansas, and served as a summer associate at Favret & Lea in New Orleans.

Lambert received his bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in journalism from the Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication in May 2012. He worked as a journalist for a number of publications and radio stations, including The Daily Reveille, FoxSports, WGSO 990AM, and SportsNola.com.