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.


  • Former Central Lakes Nursing Student Appeals First Amendment Case, August 29, 2014

  • U. of South Alabama Pro-Life Group Alleges First, Fourteenth Amendment Violations, August 29, 2014

  • University of Missouri Will Tolerate Teletubby, ‘Will Not Tolerate’ Asking for Consent, August 28, 2014

  • FIRE Legal Network Focus: Attorney Arthur I. Willner, August 26, 2014

  • Yale President Welcomes Freshmen with Free Speech Advocacy, August 25, 2014

  • FIRE Legal Network Focus: Attorneys Matthew G. Kaiser and Justin Dillon, August 25, 2014

  • College Students Get Comfortable—Often, Too Comfortable, August 22, 2014

  • Northern Illinois U. Attempts to Defend Content-Based Internet Restrictions, August 21, 2014

  • Northern Illinois U. Blocks Access to ‘Unethical’ Websites, August 20, 2014

  • Don’t Miss These Resources for Students, Faculty, and Administrators!, August 20, 2014