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.


  • FIRE’s Catherine Sevcenko Explains the First Amendment to Iowa State, October 28, 2014

  • At Miami University of Ohio, Students Engage in Debate, Not Disinvitation, October 24, 2014

  • University of Chicago Plans to Publish Revised Free Speech Policy, October 14, 2014

  • Victory: Bogus Sanctions Against Pro-Palestinian Group for ‘Political’ Speech Dropped at Montclair State, October 13, 2014

  • FIRE’s Azhar Majeed Analyzes Central Michigan University’s Speech Codes, October 7, 2014

  • FIRE at the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference This Weekend!, September 25, 2014

  • ‘Gawker’ Offers Short Guide for Free Speech on Campus, September 16, 2014

  • ‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’ Tells UNLV to Commit to Free Speech, September 4, 2014

  • Over 1,000 Newspapers Stolen at Auburn University, September 2, 2014

  • Arizona Legislators Write to U. of Arizona in Defense of Academic Freedom, August 25, 2014