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.


  • Amherst College Settles with Student Who Sued Over Withheld Diploma, January 26, 2015

  • Federal Court Orders Illinois College to Allow Campus Visitors to Hand Out Flyers, January 23, 2015

  • Marquette Professor’s Lawyer Smacks Down Dean’s Weak Justification for Suspension, January 22, 2015

  • Mixed Responses to Vanderbilt Professor’s Op-Ed on Islam, January 22, 2015

  • University of Kentucky Offers Students First Amendment Violations in Two Flavors, January 21, 2015

  • FIRE Seeks Legal and Legislative Policy Advocate, January 20, 2015

  • FIRE’s Joe Cohn on the Different Goals and Limits of Title IX and the Criminal Justice System, January 19, 2015

  • U. of Illinois Board of Trustees Will Not Reconsider Hiring Salaita, January 16, 2015

  • FIRE’s Will Creeley: Vague Professional Codes Threaten Student Speech Rights, January 16, 2015

  • ‘Grand Forks Herald’: North Dakota’s Lawmakers and Governor Should Approve Right to Counsel Bill, January 14, 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