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.


  • Lenore Skenazy: ‘Art Is a Trigger’, February 12, 2014

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Richmond, February 5, 2014

  • Georgetown ‘Hoya’ Editorial Board Criticizes University Speech Codes, January 23, 2014

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of West Alabama, January 2, 2014

  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2013, December 26, 2013

  • Speech Code of the Month: Virginia State University, December 11, 2013

  • U. of Wisconsin Regents Revise Systemwide Speech Code, November 18, 2013

  • Speech Code of the Month: Rogers State University, November 4, 2013

  • Quinnipiac Administrator: Skimpy Nurse Costumes ‘As Offensive As Writing the “N-word” on a Blackboard’, October 31, 2013

  • As Halloween Approaches, University Administrations Once Again Set Their Sights on ‘Offensive’ Costumes, October 29, 2013