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.


  • Students Unsure Whether Anatomical Models Are Appropriate at Johns Hopkins, April 15, 2015

  • Student Accused of Sexual Assault Sues Brandeis for Alleged Due Process Violations, April 14, 2015

  • ‘Chronicle of Higher Education’ Shares ‘Nine Views on What Will Signal Progress’ in Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault, April 13, 2015

  • Stanford Task Force Recommends Improvements to Sexual Assault Policy, April 13, 2015

  • At UVA, Students Miss Opportunity for Discussion About Campus Sexual Assault, April 7, 2015

  • Perennial Controversy over NC State Free Expression Tunnel Inspires Problematic Tactic by Admins, April 6, 2015

  • After Outcry, Buffalo State Student Government Quickly Reverses Freeze of Newspaper’s Funding, April 3, 2015

  • C.C. of Baltimore County Instructs Applicants to Leave Thoughts Out of the Interview Process, March 31, 2015

  • Penn State Cites Due Process in Delaying Punishment for Fraternity, March 30, 2015

  • ‘Esquire’ Details Egregious Failures of Occidental Sexual Assault Case, March 27, 2015

  • 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