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.


  • 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

  • California legislature unanimously urges colleges to adopt free speech policies consistent with the ‘Chicago Statement’, August 15, 2017

  • Best of Newsdesk: Senators McConnell, Sanders talk about protecting free speech on campus; McConnell mentions FIRE on Senate floor, August 11, 2017

  • Campus free speech bill becomes law in North Carolina, August 1, 2017

  • Oklahoma Student Government Association urges state to mandate classroom ‘trigger warnings’, July 25, 2017

  • Louisiana governor vetoes campus free speech bill, June 28, 2017

  • Senators McConnell, Sanders talk about protecting free speech on campus; McConnell mentions FIRE on Senate floor, June 26, 2017

  • New Nevada law protects student journalists, June 14, 2017

  • Amendments improve Wisconsin free speech bill, but mandatory minimum problems remain, June 5, 2017

  • Congressional resolution urges colleges to end use of ‘free speech zones’, May 3, 2017

  • Iowa State University settles First Amendment lawsuit, changes policies, April 12, 2017

  • Students Arrested for Handing Out Constitutions File First Amendment Lawsuit Against College, January 20, 2017

  • 2016? More Like ‘1984’ for Student Athletes, November 22, 2016

  • New Lawsuit Challenges Speech Code at Iowa State University, October 25, 2016

  • Catching Up with FSN’s Prometheus Society Inductees, October 18, 2016

  • University of Tennessee Investigating Student Accused of Sexual Harassment for Writing Wrong Name on Quiz, October 11, 2016

  • FIRE Announces 2016 Prometheus Society Inductees, August 16, 2016

  • New Survey Details American Attitudes Toward the First Amendment, July 5, 2016

  • Now Accepting Applications for FIRE Student Network’s Prometheus Society, June 28, 2016

  • Don’t Miss FIRE at ISFLC!, February 11, 2016

  • FIRE Student Network: Semester in Review, December 31, 2015

  • My Speaking Tour Through California, December 3, 2015