Susan Kruth

About Susan Kruth

Susan Kruth earned her B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2007, with a concentration in music and film. After a handful of short film and documentary gigs, Susan wanted to study the ways that the Constitution protects filmmakers, so she decided to go to law school. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, she served as musical director of the law school’s a cappella group, the A Cappellate Opinions, and performed in UVA Law’s spring musical comedy program, the Libel Show. Susan earned her J.D. in 2011 and is now a member of the Virginia State Bar. She got her start working to protect free speech through a fellowship with the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has also completed civil rights internships with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & AIDS Project. Susan is happy to have finally landed at FIRE, where she can continue to focus on defending freedom of expression and the right to due process.


  • Defense Attorneys Criticize Penn’s New Plan for Handling Allegations of Sexual Assault, February 26, 2015

  • Not Everyone at Emory Got Salman Rushdie’s Important Message About Free Speech, February 26, 2015

  • Harvard Students and Faculty Respond to Robin Steinberg Disinvitation, February 25, 2015

  • FIRE’s Catherine Sevcenko Warns About U. of Alabama’s Vague, Overbroad Speech Codes, February 24, 2015

  • North Dakota House Unanimously Approves Student Journalism Bill, February 23, 2015

  • Hamilton Students Condemn Theft of Campus Publication, February 20, 2015

  • Penn Law Profs Write Open Letter on Problems with Sexual Assault Policy, February 19, 2015

  • North Dakota Bill Would Protect Student Press Across the State, February 19, 2015

  • Federal Judge Issues Mixed Ruling in U. of South Alabama Free Speech and Due Process Case, February 17, 2015

  • Harvard Law Prof Details Complexities of Campus Sexual Assault, February 12, 2015

  • Articles

  • The Huffington Post, November 25, 2014, Professors’ Rights to Free Speech at Risk Nationwide

  • The Huffington Post, October 1, 2014, It Doesn’t Matter What Your Reason Is for Not Having Sex — Unless You’re at Michigan

  • The Huffington Post, July 9, 2014, New Video: More Shocking Details at College That Tried to Quarantine the Constitution