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.


  • FIRE’s Joe Cohn on the Different Goals and Limits of Title IX and the Criminal Justice System, January 19, 2015

  • U. of Illinois Board of Trustees Will Not Reconsider Hiring Salaita, January 16, 2015

  • FIRE’s Will Creeley: Vague Professional Codes Threaten Student Speech Rights, January 16, 2015

  • ‘Grand Forks Herald’: North Dakota’s Lawmakers and Governor Should Approve Right to Counsel Bill, January 14, 2015

  • FIRE’s Azhar Majeed on ‘What Universities Can Do for Free Speech in 2015’, January 14, 2015

  • Universities Must Resist Pressure to Find Innocent Students Guilty, January 13, 2015

  • Saint Joseph’s Settles Title IX Lawsuit Brought by Expelled Student, January 8, 2015

  • UW-Madison Must Remain Faithful to Speech-Protective Language of Anti-Bullying Policy, January 8, 2015

  • Former OCR Lawyer Hans Bader Responds to Finding of Title IX Violation at Harvard Law School, January 7, 2015

  • Judith Shulevitz to Host Campus Sexual Assault Discussion at JCC Manhattan, January 6, 2015