Will Creeley

About Will Creeley

William began defending student and faculty rights for FIRE in 2006 after graduating from New York University School of Law, where he served as an associate executive editor for the New York University Law Review. William has spoken to students, faculty, administrators, and attorneys at events across the country and has led FIRE’s Continuing Legal Education programs in New York, Pennsylvania, and online. William co-edited the second edition of FIRE's Guide to Free Speech on Campus and has coauthored amicus curiae briefs submitted to a number of courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. William has appeared on national cable television and radio on behalf of FIRE, and William’s writing has been published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jurist, Inside Higher Ed, Daily Journal, the Charleston Law Review, the Providence Journal, and other outlets. William is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar and the First Amendment Lawyers Association.

A proud native of Buffalo, N.Y., William now lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.


  • Reviewing the Senate Subcommittee’s Report on Campus Sexual Assault Policies, July 14, 2014

  • FIRE’s Sevcenko on Iowa State Lawsuit for ‘Huffington Post’, July 10, 2014

  • FIRE’s Shibley in ‘Washington Post’: Lawsuits ‘About to Become a Lot More Common’, July 2, 2014

  • For Campus Sexual Assault, Slate’s Bazelon Calls for Expulsion—and ‘Clear and Convincing’, June 13, 2014

  • ‘NY Times’ on Lasting Impact of ‘CLS v. Martinez’, June 10, 2014

  • Hey, Evergreen State: Let It Go!, June 6, 2014

  • Bloomberg Blasts ‘Disinvitation Season’ in Harvard Commencement Address, June 3, 2014

  • FOIA Request for UVA Law Prof’s Records Threatens Academic Freedom, May 28, 2014

  • Still Digging: Kansas State Board of Regents’ Latest Social Media Policy Remains Flawed, May 9, 2014

  • Concern Grows over White House Task Force’s Recommendations, May 6, 2014

  • Articles

  • The Huffington Post, July 19, 2012, Students: Know Your Rights! Download Our New Free Speech Guide

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2011, Why the Tyler Clementi Act Threatens Free Speech on Campuses

  • The Providence Journal, September 23, 2009, William Creeley: Yale’s cowardice erodes free speech

  • September 11, 2009, New Campus Gossip Sites Resuscitate Controversy