Alex Morey

About Alex Morey

Alex is a journalist and an attorney who tells stories about civil liberties on America’s college campuses.

Alex earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she worked as a teaching assistant for noted First Amendment scholar Donald Downs. She also has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she was researcher at the Tully Center for Free Speech. A proud native of Tucson, Arizona, Alex earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and French from the University of Arizona. Between college and graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar, teaching English in rural, underserved schools. Alex is licensed to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, and Wisconsin. She has worked as a lawyer in private practice, and as counsel for Wisconsin's Dane County Circuit Court and Fiskars Brands, Inc.

She lives outside Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and their three children.


  • FIRE welcomes Kayla Gubov to staff, November 7, 2018

  • New campus studies show dip in free speech support; support for censorship, violence, November 6, 2018

  • Congressman’s office pressures U. of Nebraska to punish professor who liked ‘Fartenberry’ Facebook photo, November 1, 2018

  • Halloween costumes on college campuses, October 31, 2018

  • Texas A&M journalism programs at risk after faculty advisor punished for protecting sources, October 25, 2018

  • DePaul outside speaker review policy predictably bad on free speech, October 15, 2018

  • Gallup: Americans report major confidence drop in higher education, October 9, 2018

  • Supreme Court Justice Kagan urges students to debate more, be “less sensitive”, October 5, 2018

  • Rebecca Johnson joins FIRE staff as Program Officer for Campus Outreach, September 21, 2018

  • On campus, even the Constitution isn’t safe on Constitution Day, September 17, 2018

  • Articles

  • USA Today, June 29, 2018, Universities avoid politically controversial commencement speakers after student protests