Our FOIA Request Project
We will be researching, drafting, and filing freedom of information (FOI) requests in support of one of our class projects, or on a topic of your choice. If you want to file a FOI request on a topic of your choice, let Prof. Lamdan know what you'll be requesting to make sure it complies with the goals of our class.
You don't have to start from scratch: FOIA templates and forms
You don't have to write your request from scratch. This assignment will also be an exercise that shows us how to use legal forms and templates. Here is more information about FOIA request forms.
You may also find that, depending on where you file your records request, you may be prompted to fill out an online form, cutting and pasting your request into a word-limited template. We can think creatively about how to file the most effective FOI request in that limited format.
We will work on these requests as a class, and also on our own. Feel free to talk over strategies and tactics on Slack. I'll be there to answer questions!