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.


  • CUNY Board of Trustees Approves New Sexual Misconduct Policy, December 2, 2014

  • Chris Rock Explains Why He Doesn’t Want to Perform on College Campuses, December 1, 2014

  • ‘Columbus Dispatch’ and Student Press Law Center Investigate ‘Campus Insecurity’, November 26, 2014

  • Dahlia Lithwick: Campus Sexual Assault Response ‘Failed Spectacularly’, November 25, 2014

  • Framingham State U. Police to Student: Facebooking About Halloween Costume ‘Goes Beyond … Freedom of Speech’, November 21, 2014

  • Wendy Kaminer on ‘The Danger of Playing It Safe with Ideas’, November 21, 2014

  • FIRE, ADF File ‘Amici’ Brief in Eighth Circuit for Student Expelled for Facebook Posts, November 20, 2014

  • Center for Constitutional Rights and Allies Write to Universities About Problems with Mandating ‘Civility’, November 19, 2014

  • Florida Atlantic University (Also) Demands Details of Students’ Sex Lives, November 19, 2014

  • On Marquette Classroom Controversy, Rebuttal Ignores Facts, November 18, 2014