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: Colby College, July 20, 2016

  • Administrative Bloat and Academic Freedom, July 6, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: Indiana State University, June 22, 2016

  • Due Process Legal Update: Complaints Keep Rolling In, June 17, 2016

  • American Law Institute Rejects ‘Affirmative Consent’ Standard for Model Penal Code, May 18, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Missouri, May 6, 2016

  • Due Process Legal Update: More Students’ Lawsuits Move Forward, April 11, 2016

  • So About Free Speech at Emory…, March 23, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: Grinnell College, March 18, 2016

  • University of Texas ‘Blueprint’ for Campus Police Raises Fairness Concerns, March 11, 2016