Sarah McLaughlin

About Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University in 2014 with a B.S. in political science and a minor in history. In 2012, Sarah began working with FIRE through Drexel’s cooperative education program as a Program Assistant. She stayed on FIRE’s staff for another year through the rest of her undergraduate career. After graduation, Sarah took on the position of Program Associate for FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program. In addition to her passion for free speech, Sarah is an avid J.R.R. Tolkien fan.


  • ‘Gawker’ Offers Short Guide for Free Speech on Campus, September 16, 2014

  • ‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’ Tells UNLV to Commit to Free Speech, September 4, 2014

  • Over 1,000 Newspapers Stolen at Auburn University, September 2, 2014

  • Arizona Legislators Write to U. of Arizona in Defense of Academic Freedom, August 25, 2014

  • Advocacy Groups Face Discrimination at Johns Hopkins University, August 15, 2014

  • FIRE Has Seen Notre Dame’s Redundancy Argument Before, June 24, 2014

  • FIRE Speakers at 2014 AAUP Conference, June 11, 2014

  • Don’t Save the Date: NYT, WSJ, Fox, MSNBC, NPR Cover ‘Disinvitation Season’, May 13, 2014

  • Lewis & Clark College Stays Silent on Racial Harassment Charges, May 13, 2014

  • Will ‘Disinvitation Season’ Become ‘Re-invitation Season’?, May 6, 2014

  • UC Berkeley Should Commemorate the ‘Free Speech Movement’ By Becoming a ‘Green Light’ School, May 1, 2014

  • FIRE’s ‘Spotlight’ Database Featured in New ACTA Report, April 22, 2014

  • Bergen Administrators Fear ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote, Censor Professor, April 16, 2014

  • Protest of Transgender Student’s Treatment Could Be Threatened by College’s Free Speech Zone, April 3, 2014

  • Another Student Preacher Faces Punishment for Controversial Message, April 3, 2014

  • Former FIRE Intern Asks ‘Daily Targum’ Board of Trustees to Respect Student Rights, February 19, 2014

  • A Call for Clarion University to Reform Its Speech Codes, February 13, 2014

  • Register Soon to Meet FIRE at the 2014 International Students For Liberty Conference!, February 6, 2014

  • University of Richmond Student Understands Free Expression Better Than Her College, February 6, 2014

  • Five Reasons to Apply for FIRE’s Summer Internship, February 4, 2014

  • Two Months Left to Apply to FIRE’s Paid Summer Internship!, January 14, 2014

  • Mary Beth Tinker Discusses Student Rights, Modesto Junior College Incident with ‘USA Today College’, November 11, 2013

  • Western Kentucky University Students Take Steps to Obtain Better Spotlight Rating, October 15, 2013

  • Students Discuss Their FIRE Cases at 2013 CFN Conference (VIDEO), October 14, 2013

  • Join Us at Students For Liberty’s 2013 Regional Conferences!, September 25, 2013

  • Johns Hopkins Student Asks School to Restore Its Reputation for Free Expression, September 18, 2013

  • Five Reasons You Should Attend FIRE’s Fall 2013 Webinar Series, September 16, 2013

  • ‘Huffington Post’ Slideshow Highlights New Video, Student Defeats of ‘Free Speech Zones’, September 12, 2013

  • Kent Innovation High School Students Are Learning Liberty, September 9, 2013

  • The National Constitution Center’s Constitution Day Celebration: For Cake and Constitution Lovers Alike, August 26, 2013

  • Greg Lukianoff on Changes in Campus Free Speech in ‘The Huffington Post’, August 15, 2013

  • ‘Red Light’ Florida Atlantic University Promises to Promote Free Speech, August 13, 2013

  • UMass Chancellor: Campus Leaders Must Encourage Debate, Not Censorship, July 31, 2013

  • Steven Pico, Supreme Court Victor, on Book Banning in Schools, July 11, 2013

  • LSU Ends ‘Free Speech Alley’, July 5, 2013