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.


  • Floyd Abrams at FIRE Gala: Free Speech Is in Trouble on Campus, October 24, 2014

  • U. of Oklahoma President Defends Speech Rights of Marching Band Members, October 21, 2014

  • It’s Free Speech Week!, October 20, 2014

  • Student’s First Amendment Suit Against U. of New Mexico Will Proceed, October 17, 2014

  • Shibley in ‘Daily Caller’ on Ezra Klein’s Support for ‘Terrible’ Affirmative Consent Law, October 16, 2014

  • Free Speech Advocates Continue to Call Out UC Berkeley for Shallow Celebration, October 16, 2014

  • ‘Disinvitation’ Off-Season Special: Pasadena C.C. Pays Re-Invited Speaker So He Doesn’t Sue, October 16, 2014

  • ‘Green Light’ Policy Proposed to Replace ‘Red Light’ Speech Code at Syracuse, October 14, 2014

  • ‘Chronicle of Higher Education’ Examines Derecognition of Christian Student Groups, October 13, 2014

  • Student Newspaper Thieves Don’t Appreciate Value of Journalism or the ‘Streisand Effect’, October 10, 2014

  • Articles

  • 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