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.


  • Samantha Harris Addresses Campus Sexual Assault on Al Jazeera America, August 19, 2014

  • California SB 967 Supporters Ignore Due Process Concerns, August 15, 2014

  • Free Speech Advocates Urge Consistency in Protecting Speech, August 14, 2014

  • U. of Delaware Opts for Tobacco Policy That Won’t Hinder Researchers and Student Groups, August 14, 2014

  • ACTA President Anne Neal Talks Campus Sexual Assault on ‘PBS NewsHour’, August 12, 2014

  • U. of Arizona Prof’s Marijuana Study Remains in Limbo, August 12, 2014

  • Duke Prof on How Liberal Students Are Left Behind, August 11, 2014

  • UVA Board of Visitors Nixes Troubling Policy Draft on ‘Discussion and Dissent’, August 11, 2014

  • Humboldt Professor Warns of Censorship on Campus, August 1, 2014

  • A Big Year for Campus Censorship, July 30, 2014