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.


  • 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

  • Bowdoin College: When It Comes to Sombreros, Do As We Say, Not As We Do (Or We’ll Kick You Out of Your Dorm), March 7, 2016

  • Student Unjustly Suspended by University of Tulsa Announces Lawsuit, January 25, 2016

  • University of California Student Leaders: Free Speech Shouldn’t ‘Distract’ from Inclusivity Discussions, January 13, 2016

  • Wheaton College Shows What a ‘Warning’ School Looks Like, December 17, 2015

  • George Washington University Forces Student to Remove Palestinian Flag from Window, December 9, 2015

  • Missouri Universities Ask Students to Report ‘Hurtful’ Speech to Police, November 12, 2015