David Deerson

About David Deerson

David is a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) with a B.A. in philosophy and history and a minor in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). While in school, he served as president of the UNC Young Americans for Liberty, with whom he won YAL’s national free speech activism award. His undergraduate activism also earned him a spot in FIRE’s Prometheus Society. David joins FIRE after gaining experience working professionally in college outreach and activism coordination at Students For Liberty.


  • Pro-Life Group Fights for Recognition on Campus: Q&A with Andrew Guernsey, May 18, 2015

  • FIRE Student Network: Molly’s Story, May 11, 2015

  • Student Government Commends U. of Florida for Earning ‘Green Light’ Rating, May 7, 2015

  • Why Should You Attend the 2015 FIRE Student Network Conference?, May 4, 2015

  • Announcing FIRE’s 2015 Summer Conference, Featuring Nadine Strossen and Radley Balko!, April 27, 2015

  • Student Journalists: It’s Never Been Easier to Learn Your Rights!, April 14, 2015

  • Media Report on Latest Stand Up For Speech Case: Censorship at Dixie State, March 18, 2015

  • Only One Week Left to Apply for FIRE’s Spring Regional Workshop!, March 9, 2015

  • Announcing the Lineup for FIRE’s Spring Regional Workshop, February 25, 2015

  • Announcing FIRE’s Spring Regional Workshop!, February 17, 2015

  • Articles

  • The Sacramento Bee, April 9, 2015, Violate Students’ Free Speech Rights, Prepare to be Sued