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 José Cabranes: Threats to Academic Freedom Are a ‘National Problem’, January 12, 2017

  • Censorship is a Bipartisan Issue, January 9, 2017

  • ‘Free Speech Zones,’ Then and Now, December 27, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Rhode Island, December 21, 2016

  • Former Nevada ACLU Head: “Those Who Would Stifle Speech Should Beware”, December 14, 2016

  • Due Process Legal Update: Complaints and Rulings Keep Coming, December 7, 2016

  • On Free Speech, Double Standards, and Professor Mike Adams, December 2, 2016

  • Due Process Legal Update: The Kangaroo Lives On, November 30, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, November 23, 2016

  • In Suspending Wrestling Team for Private Messages, Columbia Goes Too Far, November 16, 2016