Azhar Majeed

About Azhar Majeed

Azhar Majeed is FIRE’s Vice President of Policy Reform. A native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, he received a B.A. in political science with a minor in history from the University of Michigan in 2004. He is also a 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. As an undergraduate, his academic interests included comparative constitutional law and political philosophy, particularly from the time period of the Enlightenment. During law school, Azhar represented the University of Michigan at the 2006 Tulane International Moot Court competition. Azhar was one of FIRE’s inaugural Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellows and was also a FIRE legal intern in 2005.


  • FIRE staffers offer commentary on Jay Caspian Kang’s tweets regarding campus free speech, March 6, 2018

  • Wisconsin bill would unwisely meddle with UW medical school’s academic policy and decision-making, October 24, 2017

  • FIRE’s Policy Reform department is hiring!, June 22, 2017

  • University of Missouri adopts commitment to free speech, new guidelines on campus expressive activity, June 2, 2017

  • Faculty members: FIRE has a new free speech resources page just for you, March 30, 2017

  • FIRE to university administrators: Let us help you ‘go green’, March 17, 2017

  • Central Michigan University Eliminates ‘Red Light’ Bias Incident Policy, Improves Speech Code Rating, February 9, 2017

  • UW-Madison Demonstrates What a ‘Green Light’ Definition of a Bias Incident Looks Like, October 6, 2016

  • FIRE Releases Second Edition of ‘Correcting Common Mistakes in Campus Speech Policies’, September 23, 2016

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: How Students and Faculty Can Help Codify Free Speech on Campus, September 1, 2016

  • Articles

  • New Hampshire Union Leader, May 20, 2018, Azhar Majeed: Will NH colleges follow UNH’s lead on free speech?

  • The Huffington Post, May 4, 2016, How to Address Campus ‘Bias Incidents’ Without Restricting Free Speech

  • The Huffington Post, January 7, 2016, How College Students Can Promote Campus Policy Change and Free Speech in 2016

  •, August 19, 2015, Temple, Drexel Codes Restrict Free Speech

  • The Huffington Post, July 30, 2015, Meeting First Amendment Standards: In 2015, More Universities Are Making the Grade

  • The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014, This Academic Year, Colleges Should Eliminate Speech Codes — or Prepare for Their Day in Court

  • Minding the Campus, August 13, 2014, Are Our Universities Becoming More Open?

  • The Huffington Post, May 7, 2014, White House Task Force Fails to Properly Guide Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies

  • March 28, 2014, Stephen Colbert’s Joke, the Limitations of Twitter, and Society’s Inability to Understand Satire

  • The Huffington Post, June 12, 2013, How Colleges Label Protected Speech as ‘Harassment’–And Why the DOJ and ED Have Made Matters Worse