William Creeley, FIRE's Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, is a proud native of Buffalo, N.Y. William graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2003. As an undergraduate, he earned a B.A. magna cum laude in political science and critical theory, served as a student senator, received a Founders' Day Award, and was the graduation speaker for both the Gallatin School graduation ceremony and the All-University commencement. In 2006, William graduated from New York University School of Law, where he served as an associate executive editor for the New York University Law Review. A former FIRE legal intern (2004), William began defending student and faculty rights for FIRE in 2006. 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. 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 appeared 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, theCharleston Law Review, the Providence Journal, The Boston Phoenix, Free Inquiry, The Legal Satyricon, and others. William is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar and the First Amendment Lawyers Association.