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.


  • Boring Campuses: Not Just the Fault of Helicopter Parents, April 16, 2014

  • Robert in ‘Phi Beta Cons’ on Controversies Surrounding Visiting Speakers, April 15, 2014

  • Greg: Brandeis’ Censorship Problem Didn’t Begin with Hirsi Ali, April 14, 2014

  • Revisions Promised After Oberlin Faculty Object to ‘Trigger Warning’ Policy, April 11, 2014

  • Notre Dame Students Embrace Opportunity for Dialogue in Coulter Visit, April 11, 2014

  • Under Legislative Pressure, USC Upstate Cancels Performance on Life as a Lesbian, April 10, 2014

  • Rutherford Institute Continues to Fight New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law, April 10, 2014

  • Thomas Jefferson Center Announces 2014 ‘Muzzle’ Awards, April 10, 2014

  • This Is What the Chilling Effect Looks Like: Acclaimed Classroom Skit at U. of Colorado Canceled, April 9, 2014

  • Free Speech Defender Professor Donald Downs Honored for Work, April 8, 2014