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.


  • California ‘Affirmative Consent’ Bill Puts Colleges in Untenable Position, June 2, 2014

  • Speech Code of the Month: Wake Forest University, May 5, 2014

  • Disinvitation Season Continues at Azusa Pacific University and Elsewhere, April 23, 2014

  • ‘Disinvitation Season’ Hits a New Low at Brandeis University, April 9, 2014

  • Speech Code of the Month: Colorado Mesa University, April 7, 2014

  • ‘Globe’ Columnist: Northeastern Censorship Squelches Speech, Learning, March 31, 2014

  • South Carolina State Legislator: LGBT-Themed Book ‘Trampled on Freedom of Conservatives’, March 18, 2014

  • Western Kentucky University Revises Speech Code of the Month Policy, March 17, 2014

  • Speech Code of the Month: Western Kentucky University, March 10, 2014

  • ‘Down With Campus Censorship!’ Campaign Launched in Britain, March 5, 2014