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.


  • Chemerinsky: First Amendment Must Be University of California’s Policy, September 29, 2015

  • New York Divinity School Disinvites Pro-Palestinian Speaker, September 25, 2015

  • Wesleyan University Students Want to ‘Boycott’ Student Newspaper by Destroying and Defunding It, September 23, 2015

  • Students and Regents Demand University of California Adopt Unconstitutional Policy, September 18, 2015

  • We’re Not Buying Hagerstown Community College’s Excuses for Denying Student Group’s Recognition, September 17, 2015

  • Public Universities Threaten Students Over Controversial Off-Campus Banners, August 25, 2015

  • UNC Chapel Hill Apologizes After Campus Police Attempt to Remove Professor’s Sign, August 13, 2015

  • Firing of LSU Professor Who Used Profanity in the Classroom Raises Concerns, June 30, 2015

  • The Clock is Ticking for Western Michigan University, June 15, 2015

  • Students File Suit After Muscatine C.C. Attempts to Chill Newspaper’s Speech, May 8, 2015