Robert L. Shibley, Esq.

Robert L. Shibley, Esq.

Of Counsel

Robert Shibley comes to Allen Harris as one of the nation’s most visible advocates for free speech and due process on campus. As executive director and over his 19-year career at FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (now, “and Expression”), he personally aided students and faculty members at hundreds of colleges and universities and traveled to dozens of campuses to speak on these issues. He also played a crucial part in advocating for legislation and policy changes that protect student and faculty rights, including the 2020 federal Title IX regulatory reforms and the first-ever state law guaranteeing public college students the right to an advisor in college disciplinary hearings.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, and a graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law, Robert is the author of Twisting Title IX, from Encounter Books. A one-time campus journalist who himself faced campus censorship, Robert’s writing has appeared in many national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, and TIME. He has also advocated for fundamental rights many times on TV and radio, including on NPR, the BBC, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN Tonight, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Stossel, Fox & Friends, and CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, as well as many other national and international television and radio programs.


  • Executive Director, Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Duke University, A.B., Political Science/History, 2000


  • Member, Board of Directors, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
  • Member, Board of Directors, Traverse Inc.