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.


  • Oregon Appeals Court Rules for Student Expelled for Purported Threat, October 4, 2016

  • ‘TWISTING TITLE IX’ WEEK: Title IX Enforcement Has Continued Negative Effect on Freedom of Expression, September 29, 2016

  • Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter, August 15, 2016

  • University of Houston Student Government Rescinds Suspension of VP for Facebook Post, August 9, 2016

  • Best of ‘The Torch’: DOJ Demands Clarity from UNM While Mandating Confusing Sexual Harassment Policy, August 4, 2016

  • UT Knoxville Settles Title IX Lawsuit, Nixes Help Finding Lawyers, July 12, 2016

  • ‘Microaggressions’ Scholars Warn Against Using Research to Justify Censorship, July 5, 2016

  • OCR’s Occidental Findings Letter Accepts Reduced Sanctions as Attempt at Due Process, June 13, 2016

  • DOJ Demands Clarity from UNM While Mandating Confusing Sexual Harassment Policy, April 27, 2016

  • Senator Lankford ‘Acutely Dismayed’ by OCR’s Insufficient Response to Questions about Agency’s Authority, March 9, 2016

  • 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