Azhar Majeed

About Azhar Majeed

Azhar Majeed, a native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Michigan in 2004. He is also a 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. As an undergraduate, his academic interests included comparative constitutional law and political philosophy, particularly from the time period of the Enlightenment. During law school, Azhar represented the University of Michigan at the 2006 Tulane International Moot Court competition. Azhar was one of FIRE’s inaugural Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellows and was also a FIRE legal intern in 2005.


  • Apply Today for FIRE’s Legal Internship!, January 7, 2016

  • VIDEO: Geoffrey Stone, FIRE’s Azhar Majeed on Free Speech Panel at Purdue, December 15, 2015

  • FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program is Hiring, November 3, 2015

  • FIRE Welcomes Colin Crossman to Our Staff, May 5, 2015

  • Student Journalists Call on U. of Alabama to Restore Free Speech to Campus, February 25, 2015

  • William & Mary’s ‘Flat Hat’ Champions Free Speech on Campus, February 23, 2015

  • FIRE Launches New Resource Page for Student Journalists, February 19, 2015

  • New Study from Reporters Without Borders: Freedom of Press Declining Worldwide, February 16, 2015

  • Columbia Students and Faculty Eye Policy Reform, But Should Focus on ‘Red Light’ Rating, December 9, 2014

  • Butler Removes Free Speech Zone From Demonstrations Policy, Sets Positive Example, September 8, 2014

  • Articles

  • The Huffington Post, January 7, 2016, How College Students Can Promote Campus Policy Change and Free Speech in 2016

  •, August 19, 2015, Temple, Drexel Codes Restrict Free Speech

  • The Huffington Post, July 30, 2015, Meeting First Amendment Standards: In 2015, More Universities Are Making the Grade

  • The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014, This Academic Year, Colleges Should Eliminate Speech Codes — or Prepare for Their Day in Court

  • Minding the Campus, August 13, 2014, Are Our Universities Becoming More Open?

  • The Huffington Post, May 7, 2014, White House Task Force Fails to Properly Guide Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies

  • March 28, 2014, Stephen Colbert’s Joke, the Limitations of Twitter, and Society’s Inability to Understand Satire

  • The Huffington Post, June 12, 2013, How Colleges Label Protected Speech as ‘Harassment’–And Why the DOJ and ED Have Made Matters Worse

  • Policymic, January 4, 2013, College Students Were 2012’s Unsung Heroes for Free Speech