Tyler Coward

About Tyler Coward

Tyler is a 2010 graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington with dual degrees in political science and history. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and a director on IU’s largest student programming board, helping plan events such as Culture Fest and Homecoming activities. After spending time working as a program facilitator at Camp Miniwanca in Michigan, he enrolled at Michigan State University College of Law and graduated in May 2015. At MSU Law, he participated in the school’s First Amendment Clinic and was president of MSU Law’s chapter of the Federalist Society.

In his free time, Tyler enjoys hiking, soccer, and playing a variety of games on Playstation 4, though typically not simultaneously. He is an avid supporter of the Indianapolis Colts, Chelsea FC, and the Indiana Hoosiers.


  • ‘New Voices’ bill signed into law in Washington, March 22, 2018

  • Campus free speech bill introduced in Wyoming extends some protections, but requires significant revisions, February 19, 2018

  • Bill to prohibit campus ‘free speech zones’ introduced in U.S. Senate, February 9, 2018

  • ‘New Voices’ legislation introduced in several states, February 5, 2018

  • Proposed University of Maine System policy unduly restricts faculty political activity, January 17, 2018

  • Two bills aimed at protecting student First Amendment rights introduced in Nebraska, January 12, 2018

  • FIRE asks University of Nebraska-Lincoln to reinstate graduate student, December 11, 2017

  • Senate hearing makes it clear: There is bipartisan support for free speech on campus, October 27, 2017

  • Texas Southern University president storms into student event, shuts down speech, October 10, 2017

  • New campus sexual assault bill introduced in Congress, September 22, 2017