Eric P. Robinson, JD, PhD

Eric P. Robinson, JD, PhD is an attorney and scholar focused on legal issues involving the media, including the Internet and social media. He is currently assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina, focusing on media law and ethics. 

Previously he taught media law and ethics at Louisiana State University, the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, Baruch College (CUNY), and the University of Nevada, Reno.  He was also co-director of the Press Law and Democracy Project at Louisiana State University and deputy director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media. He has worked of counsel to the Counts Law Group, as an affiliate scholar with the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, as a staff attorney at the Media Law Resource Center, and as a legal fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. 

Eric has published articles in several academic, legal, and professional journals, as well as several books and encyclopedias, blogged for Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and continues to maintain his own blog, He has also spoken at conferences and been interviewed on issues involving new media and technology, including by the Boston Globe, Associated Press, Oregon Public Radio, and The New York Times.