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.


  • Speech Code of the Month: California State University, East Bay, November 20, 2017

  • Are universities abdicating their responsibility to educate students for fear of offending them?, November 10, 2017

  • The scariest part of Halloween: Picking a costume, October 31, 2017

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of North Georgia, October 17, 2017

  • Free speech on campus is ‘essential for the free formation of public opinion’: A response to Robert Post, October 4, 2017

  • 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

  • Articles

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