This site was created by EPIC in January 2017 for people who would like to learn the basics of the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Marc Rotenberg is the instructor. He is on the faculty of Georgetown Law, the editor of a leading FOIA practice manual, and has successfully litigated many FOIA cases in the DC Circuit.

The course is over but materials are still available on the class resources page.

About EPIC

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age. EPIC pursues a wide range of program activities including policy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy.