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. 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. She also completed internships with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & AIDS Project. Susan earned her J.D. in 2011 and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Pennsylvania. After law school, she worked for the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in Charlottesville, Virginia, before moving to Philadelphia to work at FIRE. Susan was editor-in-chief of FIRE’s blog for two years, worked in FIRE’s legal and public advocacy department for two years, and now is a member of FIRE’s litigation team.


  • 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

  • Common Media Mistakes About FIRE’s Due Process Advocacy, February 10, 2017

  • New Book Takes Thorough Look at College Due Process Problems, January 31, 2017

  • Free Speech Panelists Highlighted in ‘Slate’ Podcast, January 10, 2017

  • Oregon Law Professor Suspended for Blackface at Private Halloween Party, December 27, 2016

  • YAF Lawsuit Against CSULA Proceeds on Narrow Grounds, December 15, 2016

  • Colleges’ Policies Against Sexual Coercion Prohibit Honest Discussion of Feelings and Intentions, December 13, 2016

  • UC Irvine Report Suggests Unconstitutional Implementation of ‘Principles Against Intolerance’, November 29, 2016