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.


  • The ‘Year of the Heckler’: FIRE President Greg Lukianoff’s Review, December 19, 2014

  • Harvard Law Professor: Students Want Profs to Drop Classes on Rape Law, December 16, 2014

  • Protest Dos and Don’ts, Brought to You By Michigan State and UC Berkeley, December 15, 2014

  • FIRE’s Samantha Harris: Colleges Should Teach Students to Confront Offense Head-On, December 15, 2014

  • The Mystery of the Missing Free Speech Zone, December 12, 2014

  • Confused Protesters Disrupt Dialogue Between Peter Thiel and UC Berkeley Students, December 11, 2014

  • Arizona State Student Government Impeaches Senator, Citing Two Problematic Justifications, December 10, 2014

  • U. of Iowa Censors, Apologizes for Art About Racism, December 9, 2014

  • Emily Yoffe on ‘The College Rape Overcorrection’, December 8, 2014

  • USF St. Petersburg Student Newspaper Sparks Speech Code Debate, December 4, 2014

  • 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