Sarah McLaughlin

About Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University in 2014 with a B.S. in political science and a minor in history. In 2012, Sarah began working with FIRE through Drexel’s cooperative education program as a Program Assistant. She stayed on FIRE’s staff for another year through the rest of her undergraduate career. After graduation, Sarah took on the position of Program Associate for FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program. In addition to her passion for free speech, Sarah is an avid J.R.R. Tolkien fan.


  • Victory: Regis University ends investigation into student’s ‘social justice bake sale’, August 24, 2017

  • What’s caught in the wide net cast by hate speech policies?, August 22, 2017

  • FIRE raises questions about UCLA lecturer Keith Fink’s firing, August 4, 2017

  • Does Linfield College respect freedom of expression? We asked — and Linfield didn’t answer, June 30, 2017

  • Arcadia drops Title IX investigation into professor’s anti-Trump art installation, June 29, 2017

  • Don’t expect Regis University to live up to its free speech promises, June 1, 2017

  • Regis University claims it didn’t censor bake sale event, then boasts about how quickly it censored the event, April 17, 2017

  • University of New Hampshire’s removal of anti-sexual harassment exhibit undermines free speech, April 4, 2017

  • URGENT: Flagler College student’s planned free speech event tomorrow in jeopardy — school says she’s not approved, March 30, 2017

  • Santa Clara University says its request that student newspaper remove story was act of “compassion”, March 30, 2017