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.


  • Penn Students Choose Protest Over Censorship, September 7, 2016

  • Mandatory Trigger Warnings, Part Two, September 1, 2016

  • Think Trigger Warnings Are Never Mandatory on Campus? Think Again., August 31, 2016

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: FIRE’s Spotlight Database Offers Comprehensive Picture of Campus Speech Codes, August 31, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: Northwestern State University, August 24, 2016

  • NYCRC Head: ‘Tell Me, Please’ That Reports of Racially Segregated Courses Are Untrue, August 10, 2016

  • Best of ‘The Torch’: Free Speech at Princeton: A Report From the Front Lines, August 1, 2016

  • In Ruling with Nationwide Significance, Second Circuit Vacates ‘Doe v. Columbia’ Decision, July 29, 2016

  • Due Process Legal Update: Settlements, Trials, and More, July 27, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: Colby College, July 20, 2016