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.


  • 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

  • OCR Response to Senator’s Inquiry Not All That Responsive, February 29, 2016

  • FIRE and Allies Defend Students’ Right to Complain About Mandatory Transvaginal Ultrasounds, February 25, 2016

  • Federal Court Ruling Against Iowa State Means Administrators Can’t Just Plead Ignorance of First Amendment Law, February 19, 2016

  • Ninth Circuit Cites ‘Professional Standards’ in Allowing University to Punish Student Speech, December 30, 2015

  • Self-Promoting App Producer Gets Facts Wrong in Attempt to Dismiss Due Process Concerns, December 7, 2015