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.


  • 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