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.


  • 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

  • George Washington’s Response to Swastika Earns Media Scrutiny, April 30, 2015

  • FIRE Co-Founder on the Worrying Change in Campus Censorship Attempts, April 29, 2015

  • Texas Tech Dean of Students Approves of Lack of Procedural Safeguards for Accused Students, April 28, 2015

  • George Will Surveys Campus Free Speech, Hails FIRE’s Lukianoff at Yale’s Disinvitation Dinner, April 23, 2015

  • 2015 ‘Jefferson Muzzle’ Awards Feature FIRE Cases, April 21, 2015

  • Students Unsure Whether Anatomical Models Are Appropriate at Johns Hopkins, April 15, 2015

  • Student Accused of Sexual Assault Sues Brandeis for Alleged Due Process Violations, April 14, 2015