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.


  • Dalai Lama faces opposition at UC San Diego, February 23, 2017

  • Liberty University’s Values and Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Pro-Free Speech Statements Don’t Add Up, October 19, 2016

  • What Campus Leaders Had To Say About Free Speech This Week [UPDATED], October 7, 2016

  • Students at Florida State University Show What Campus Dialogue Can Look Like, September 29, 2016

  • UMass RAs Are Not Amused by Your Harambe Memes, September 6, 2016

  • Victory: Northwestern University Reverses Course, Recognizes Student Group After Rejection, June 30, 2016

  • UC Davis Spends $175,000 to Learn About the ‘Streisand Effect’, April 19, 2016

  • Wesleyan Student Assembly Makes Wise Decision to Remove Student Media Funding from Its Control, April 13, 2016

  • Florida Atlantic University Student Newspaper Trashed After Reporting on Alleged Sexual Assault at Party, April 6, 2016

  • Wesleyan Student Assembly Strikes Again, March 23, 2016