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 Azhar Majeed in ‘Chicago Tribune’ on Chicago State Lawsuit, July 7, 2014

  • ‘New York Times’ Misses Opportunity to Report on Campus Due Process Violations, July 7, 2014

  • University of Arizona Professor Alleges Retaliation for Marijuana Study, July 3, 2014

  • Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project Makes Media Splash, July 2, 2014

  • Watch Now: FIRE’s Big Announcement Is Streaming Live!, July 1, 2014

  • Senators Ask Key Questions at Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault, June 30, 2014

  • North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Protecting Religious and Political Groups on Campus, June 27, 2014

  • First Amendment Survey: Good News, Bad News, June 26, 2014

  • College and University Lawyers Struggle with Federal Guidance on Sexual Assault, June 26, 2014

  • Senators McCaskill and Blumenthal Lead Third Roundtable on Campus Sexual Assault, June 25, 2014