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.


  • A Reminder About Shouting ‘Fire’ in a Crowded Theater, March 16, 2015

  • U. of Oregon Students Demonstrate Lack of Understanding of First Amendment Law, March 13, 2015

  • U. of Iowa VP Dismissive of University’s Place on ‘10 Worst’ List, March 13, 2015

  • Robert Shibley and Oklahoma State Prof Joey Senat Take on Arguments for Punishing Racist Chant, March 12, 2015

  • After Quick Expulsions, U. of Oklahoma Taking Heat on Free Speech and Due Process, March 11, 2015

  • University of Oklahoma Expels Students for Constitutionally Protected Speech, March 10, 2015

  • Women’s Law Project Offers Flawed Criticism of Penn Law Profs’ Defense of Due Process, March 10, 2015

  • Victory: Enstrom Earns Favorable Settlement in First Amendment Retaliation Case Against UCLA, March 6, 2015

  • Defense Attorneys Criticize Penn’s New Plan for Handling Allegations of Sexual Assault, February 26, 2015

  • Not Everyone at Emory Got Salman Rushdie’s Important Message About Free Speech, February 26, 2015