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 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