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.


  • Intercollegiate Debate Organization Discourages Debate, October 29, 2015

  • Polis Apologizes for ‘Gaffe’ But Doubles Down on Failed Campus Sexual Assault Policies, September 16, 2015

  • ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Receives Support at Congressional Sex Assault Hearing, September 10, 2015

  • In Attempt to Distance UNH from Bias-Free Language Guide, UNH President Ignores Ludicrous ‘Red Light’ Policy, July 31, 2015

  • Connecticut Lawmaker Makes Uncompelling Argument in Support of ‘Affirmative Consent’ Standard, June 8, 2015

  • Boise State Revises Speech-Restrictive Policies to Settle First Amendment Lawsuit, June 4, 2015

  • Laura Kipnis’s ‘Title IX Inquisition’ Reveals Absurdity of the Current Campus Climate, May 29, 2015

  • ‘Harvard Crimson’ on the Continuing Saga of Harvard’s Sexual Harassment Policies, May 28, 2015

  • FIRE Welcomes Zach Greenberg as Summer Legal Intern, May 27, 2015

  • Ohio Supreme Court, Texas Legislature Stand for Transparency at Private Colleges, May 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