Dr. Genelle Belmas

B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin

M.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin

Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota. 

Genelle Belmas teaches and researches in the sexiest of all areas, media law. She lives and breathes free speech and press, and she wants to help students understand the rights and responsibilities that come with the First Amendment.

Her current research interests include the law of the American flag, student speech and press regulation, and protections for online communication. She also loves cats, yarn, MMORPGs, office supplies, and strong coffee.


Major Principles of Media Law (Cengage)

Yale Journal of Online Law and Technology

Federal Communications Law Journal

Communications Law and Policy