Samantha Harris

About Samantha Harris

Samantha K. Harris, a Philadelphia native, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and from Princeton University, where she earned an A.B. magna cum laude in politics. As an undergraduate, Samantha completed a senior thesis that analyzed the constitutional implications of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s quality-of-life initiative in New York City. During law school, she served on the editorial board of the Journal of Constitutional Law. Before joining FIRE, Samantha clerked for the late Honorable Jay C. Waldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and most recently was an associate at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.


  • UMW’s Punishment of Rugby Team Disregards Free Speech, Due Process, March 26, 2015

  • University of Georgia Revises Policy on Freedom of Expression, Ending Student Lawsuit, March 12, 2015

  • Speech Code of the Month: Marquette University, March 9, 2015

  • CU-Boulder Settles Title IX Lawsuit with Male Student; Who Benefits?, February 23, 2015

  • Speech Code of the Month: Lyndon State College, February 9, 2015

  • Freed From Compulsory Attendance, DePauw Students Voluntarily Attend Day of Dialogue, January 28, 2015

  • Speech Code of the Month: Georgia Southern University, January 14, 2015

  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2014, December 24, 2014

  • Speech Code of the Month: Pennsylvania State University, December 8, 2014

  • Victory for Freedom of Conscience at UC Davis: University Removes Coercive Slide from Sexual Assault Training Materials, November 20, 2014

  • Articles

  • The Des Moines Register, December 13, 2014, It’s Wrong To Try To Protect Students From Being Offended

  • The Columbus Dispatch, July 5, 2014, Speech Codes Unfairly Restrict Expression

  • Inside Higher Ed, June 13, 2013, A Massive Burden

  • New York Post, July 19, 2011, The feds’ mad assault on campus sex

  • The Herald Journal, April 10, 2011, Activism on campus: Recent protests, pending policy review bring USU issues to fore

  • Daily Journal, May 25, 2006, UNC-Chapel Hill Tries to Spin Away a Major Defeat