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.


  • Penn State Cites Due Process in Delaying Punishment for Fraternity, March 30, 2015

  • ‘Esquire’ Details Egregious Failures of Occidental Sexual Assault Case, March 27, 2015

  • U. of Delaware Resists Potentially Chilling Records Request from Congressman, March 25, 2015

  • ‘BuzzFeed’ Article Makes Transylvania U. Forget Its Own Slogan, Mission Statement, March 24, 2015

  • Proposed ‘Victim and Survivor Bill of Rights’ Further Jeopardizes New York Students’ Due Process Rights, March 23, 2015

  • Judith Shulevitz: College Students Are ‘Hiding From Scary Ideas’, March 23, 2015

  • With Details of Classroom Ban at Reed Unclear, Student Speech Will Be Chilled, March 20, 2015

  • NYU Prof at United Arab Emirates Campus Barred from Country After Criticism, March 20, 2015

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Part of State’s Bias Intimidation Law Unconstitutional, March 19, 2015

  • Education Prof Writes in Defense of Yik Yak and Online Anonymity, March 17, 2015