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. 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. She also completed internships with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & AIDS Project. Susan earned her J.D. in 2011 and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Pennsylvania. After law school, she worked for the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in Charlottesville, Virginia, before moving to Philadelphia to work at FIRE. Susan previously served as editor-in-chief of FIRE’s blog and as a member of FIRE’s litigation team, and she now works in FIRE’s legal and public advocacy department.


  • New proposed Title IX regulations feature essential safeguards for free speech and due process on campus, November 16, 2018

  • Law students: Apply to be a FIRE legal intern for next summer!, October 16, 2018

  • Ruling in lawsuit challenging September 2017 Title IX interim guidance opens door for more lawsuits by advocacy groups, October 12, 2018

  • Be someone’s compass. Be someone’s shield. Be a student defender., August 31, 2018

  • Dodge City can’t dodge due process and free speech lawsuit, August 24, 2018

  • New York Times highlights due process lawsuit alleging all-too-common problems, June 6, 2018

  • Cornell law professors stress importance of cross-examination and following institutional procedures in amici brief, April 5, 2018

  • UChicago students recommend policy changes for clarity and transparency, February 16, 2018

  • Law professor still subject to sanctions from Howard University for Brazilian wax hypothetical on quiz, December 19, 2017

  • Never mind the ‘Spotlight on Due Process’ report, colleges are fine. [Citation needed.], October 31, 2017

  • Articles

  • The Huffington Post, November 25, 2014, Professors’ Rights to Free Speech at Risk Nationwide

  • The Huffington Post, October 1, 2014, It Doesn’t Matter What Your Reason Is for Not Having Sex — Unless You’re at Michigan

  • The Huffington Post, July 9, 2014, New Video: More Shocking Details at College That Tried to Quarantine the Constitution