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.


  • 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

  • Mizzou Professor Demands ‘Muscle’ To Remove Student Journalists; Police Claim ‘Hurtful’ Speech Can Be Punished, November 10, 2015

  • Hiram College: “Offensive” Anti-Police Statements Should Have Been Censored, November 5, 2015

  • It’s Already Been a Remarkably Bad Year for Student Press, October 21, 2015

  • UPDATED: FIRE Writes Wesleyan Student Assembly in Defense of ‘The Wesleyan Argus’, October 9, 2015

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