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.


  • Due Process Legal Update: Students’ Title IX and Due Process Claims Move Forward, But Challenges Remain, March 1, 2016

  • More on Speech Codes at SMSU, February 26, 2016

  • The Condescending Paternalism of Williams President Adam Falk, February 19, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, February 11, 2016

  • SMSU: Truth Impedes Student Newspaper’s Attempted Hit Piece, January 29, 2016

  • Federal Court: Campus Sexual Assault Hearings are ‘Quasi-Criminal’ in Nature, January 20, 2016

  • Speech Code of the Month: Clark University, January 15, 2016

  • Penn Law Prof: Affirmative Consent Should Be Moral Norm, Not Adjudicatory Principle, January 14, 2016

  • As New Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination in Campus Sexual Assault Proceedings, ‘Hunting Ground’ Producers Continue to Blame Film’s Criticism on ‘Threat’ to ‘White Male Power’, January 8, 2016

  • Columbia’s Contradiction: University Adopts Free Speech Statement, Keeps Restrictive Speech Codes, January 5, 2016