William Creeley is Director of Legal and Public Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE; thefire.org), a non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to defending and sustaining student and faculty rights at our nation’s colleges and universities. A 2006 graduate of New York University School of Law, where he served as an associate executive editor for the New York University Law Review, William is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar, the First Amendment Lawyers Association, and the Freedom of Expression Network. William has coauthored amicus curiae briefs submitted to a number of courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits.
William has advocated for student and faculty rights on national cable television and radio on behalf of FIRE, and William’s writing has been published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jurist, Inside Higher Ed, Daily Journal, the Charleston Law Review, the Providence Journal, The Boston Phoenix, Free Inquiry, The Legal Satyricon, and others. William has spoken to students, faculty, and administrators at events across the country and online and has led FIRE’s Continuing Legal Education programs in New York and Pennsylvania.