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.


  • Creeley in ‘Los Angeles Register’ on Citrus College’s History of Censorship, July 24, 2014

  • Debate Over North Carolina Religious Pluralism Law Continues, July 22, 2014

  • After Refunding Unconstitutional Security Fees, Boise State Defends Policies—Poorly, July 21, 2014

  • Activists Sue Illinois Community College for Viewpoint-Based Speech Restrictions, July 17, 2014

  • New Trial Ordered for U. of Iowa Law Prof Alleging Political Discrimination, July 17, 2014

  • UNC Wilmington Drops Appeal, Settles with Professor in First Amendment Case, July 16, 2014

  • Virginia Postrel on Misguided Support for Free Speech Zones, July 14, 2014

  • University of Michigan Settles Lawsuit Over Unconstitutional Funding Decision, July 11, 2014

  • Boston’s WGBH Announces Muzzle Award ‘Winners’, July 9, 2014

  • FIRE to Reddit: Ask Us Anything!, July 7, 2014

  • Articles

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