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.


  • Youngstown State University Leads Censorship of ‘Straight Pride’ Posters, May 22, 2015

  • After Public Criticism, Marquette Removes Mural and Announces Faculty Departure, May 22, 2015

  • Duke Recognizes Prof’s Freedom of Speech on Racial Issues, May 18, 2015

  • Greg Laments an ‘Unfortunate Renaissance in Campus Speech-Policing’ on College Campuses, May 18, 2015

  • Lawsuit Alleges Humboldt State Terminated Faculty Member for Her Speech, May 14, 2015

  • ‘Los Angeles Times’ Shares Remarks from Student, Admins, Lawyers at the Heart of Cal Poly Pomona Lawsuit, May 13, 2015

  • New Book by Kirsten Powers Examines Attacks on Open Discourse on College Campuses, May 12, 2015

  • Controversy over Prof’s Racially Charged Tweets Reveals Inconsistency at Boston University, May 12, 2015

  • Prof to Students: ‘You Are Here to Be Disturbed’, May 11, 2015

  • U. of Minnesota Chills Speech Via ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Flyer Investigation, May 5, 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