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.


  • Judge Allows Terminated Prof’s Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit to Proceed, July 2, 2015

  • ‘Atrium’ Editor: I’m ‘Not Moving Forward’ With Journal Under Prior Review Requirement, June 23, 2015

  • Speech Code of the Month: California University of Pennsylvania, June 9, 2015

  • ‘Popehat’ on the Media’s Most Common ‘Pro-Censorship Tropes’, May 20, 2015

  • Speech Code of the Month: Lake Superior State University, May 11, 2015

  • This Is What a Broken System Looks Like, April 28, 2015

  • Princeton Students Debate Limits of Free Expression, April 16, 2015

  • Speech Code of the Month: Florida A&M University, April 14, 2015

  • In Due Process Lawsuit, Court Rules in Favor of Vassar College, April 1, 2015

  • UMW’s Punishment of Rugby Team Disregards Free Speech, Due Process, March 26, 2015