Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, Tyler Coward

Defending Free Expression on Campus: A Conversation

Tyler is an attorney and member of the Washington, DC Bar. He’s 2010 graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington and a 2015 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law. In law school, he participated in the school’s First Amendment Clinic and served as president of MSU Law’s chapter of the Federalist Society. Tyler completed legal internships at the US Department of the Interior’s Departmental Ethics Office and later at the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Since joining FIRE, Tyler has testified in state legislatures across the country about campus free speech and due process issues. He has also spoken at nearly 60 colleges and universities nationwide, discussing First Amendment freedoms and threats to freedom of expression.

Tyler resides in Indianapolis and is a member of the DC Bar. He is an avid supporter of Chelsea FC, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, and all things Indiana Hoosiers.