Azhar Majeed

About Azhar Majeed

Azhar Majeed, a native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Michigan in 2004. He is also a 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. As an undergraduate, his academic interests included comparative constitutional law and political philosophy, particularly from the time period of the Enlightenment. During law school, Azhar represented the University of Michigan at the 2006 Tulane International Moot Court competition. Azhar was one of FIRE’s inaugural Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellows and was also a FIRE legal intern in 2005.


  • Student Journalists Call on U. of Alabama to Restore Free Speech to Campus, February 25, 2015

  • William & Mary’s ‘Flat Hat’ Champions Free Speech on Campus, February 23, 2015

  • FIRE Launches New Resource Page for Student Journalists, February 19, 2015

  • New Study from Reporters Without Borders: Freedom of Press Declining Worldwide, February 16, 2015

  • Columbia Students and Faculty Eye Policy Reform, But Should Focus on ‘Red Light’ Rating, December 9, 2014

  • Butler Removes Free Speech Zone From Demonstrations Policy, Sets Positive Example, September 8, 2014

  • Professor Explains Why Restrictive Social Media Policies Are So Harmful, May 30, 2014

  • FIRE Critiques White House Task Force’s Recommendations at ‘National Review Online’ and ‘Huffington Post’, May 8, 2014

  • ‘USA Today’ Gets It Right on Trigger Warnings in Higher Education, April 25, 2014

  • Virginia Postrel Asks, ‘How Much Free Speech Will Your Child Have at College?’, April 23, 2014

  • Articles

  • The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014, This Academic Year, Colleges Should Eliminate Speech Codes — or Prepare for Their Day in Court

  • Minding the Campus, August 13, 2014, Are Our Universities Becoming More Open?

  • The Huffington Post, May 7, 2014, White House Task Force Fails to Properly Guide Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies

  • March 28, 2014, Stephen Colbert’s Joke, the Limitations of Twitter, and Society’s Inability to Understand Satire

  • The Huffington Post, June 12, 2013, How Colleges Label Protected Speech as ‘Harassment’–And Why the DOJ and ED Have Made Matters Worse

  • Policymic, January 4, 2013, College Students Were 2012’s Unsung Heroes for Free Speech