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.


  • 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

  • Advocacy Groups Face Discrimination at Johns Hopkins University, August 15, 2014

  • FIRE Has Seen Notre Dame’s Redundancy Argument Before, June 24, 2014

  • FIRE Speakers at 2014 AAUP Conference, June 11, 2014

  • Don’t Save the Date: NYT, WSJ, Fox, MSNBC, NPR Cover ‘Disinvitation Season’, May 13, 2014

  • Lewis & Clark College Stays Silent on Racial Harassment Charges, May 13, 2014

  • Will ‘Disinvitation Season’ Become ‘Re-invitation Season’?, May 6, 2014

  • UC Berkeley Should Commemorate the ‘Free Speech Movement’ By Becoming a ‘Green Light’ School, May 1, 2014

  • FIRE’s ‘Spotlight’ Database Featured in New ACTA Report, April 22, 2014