Samantha Harris

About Samantha Harris

Samantha K. Harris, a Philadelphia native, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and from Princeton University, where she earned an A.B. magna cum laude in politics. As an undergraduate, Samantha completed a senior thesis that analyzed the constitutional implications of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s quality-of-life initiative in New York City. During law school, she served on the editorial board of the Journal of Constitutional Law. Before joining FIRE, Samantha clerked for the late Honorable Jay C. Waldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and most recently was an associate at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.


  • Due process legal update, October 3, 2017

  • Who is wise?, September 25, 2017

  • Speech Code of the Month: Middle Georgia State University, September 12, 2017

  • Don’t fall for the misinformation campaign against due process advocates, August 28, 2017

  • Best of Newsdesk: ‘Free Speech Zones,’ Then and Now, August 8, 2017

  • Speech Code of the Month: Case Western Reserve University, August 2, 2017

  • Speech Code of the Month: College of the Holy Cross, July 14, 2017

  • Free speech and double standards at San Francisco State University, July 3, 2017

  • Colby College president: ‘My responsibility is to foster an environment on campus that supports free inquiry’, June 12, 2017

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of South Dakota, June 7, 2017

  • Articles

  • Daily Journal, May 25, 2006, UNC-Chapel Hill Tries to Spin Away a Major Defeat