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 was inspired to go to law school in order to study the ways that the Constitution protects filmmakers. 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.


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

  • Lawsuit challenges Department of Education’s rescission of 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ letter, October 24, 2017

  • University of Delaware revises disciplinary policies, fails to offer adequate procedural safeguards, August 30, 2017

  • On the violence in Charlottesville, August 14, 2017

  • Best of Newsdesk: Know Your IX finds common ground with FIRE despite differences, August 9, 2017

  • BREAKING: Howard University professor reports settlement in Brazilian wax case, July 14, 2017

  • Know Your IX finds common ground with FIRE despite differences, July 7, 2017

  • ABA recommendations on college due process highlight problems with status quo, June 27, 2017

  • Lawsuit against U. of Mary Washington alleges defending free speech violates Title IX, May 17, 2017

  • First Amendment allies ask Supreme Court to review, reverse harmful decision on ‘unprofessional’ student speech, March 29, 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