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.


  • FIRE Student Network Conference Recap: Memorable Event Highlighted by Strossen, Balko, and Student Activists, July 27, 2015

  • 2015 FIRE Student Network Conference Begins Today!, July 24, 2015

  • FIRE Welcomes Theresa Glinski to Staff, July 22, 2015

  • 2015 FIRE Student Network Conference Deadline Extended!, July 7, 2015

  • 2015 FIRE Student Network Conference Deadline Tomorrow!, July 2, 2015

  • One Week Left to Apply for the 2015 FIRE Student Network Conference!, June 29, 2015

  • My College Had a Problem with a Funny Shirt, June 24, 2015

  • Another Student Stopped From Handing Out Constitutions: Q&A With Anthony Vizzone, June 17, 2015

  • Changing Campus ‘Civility’ Policies: Q&A with Caitlin Grimes, June 11, 2015

  • College Attempts to Censor Student Columnist: Q&A with Andrew Breland, June 8, 2015

  • Articles

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